The move follows similar actions by the Korean firm in France and Italy, arguing that Apple is guilty of patent infringement in its phones and tablets.
However, Samsung is facing a temporary ban on its Galaxy Tab 10.1 product in Australia after Apple won a legal verdict, while reports suggest that a US ban could follow.
Apple released the iPhone 4S in various territories, including Australia and Japan, last Friday to worldwide media attention and expected massive demand from consumers.
"Apple has continued to violate our patent rights and free ride on our technology," Samsung said in a statement.
"We will no longer stand idly by and will steadfastly protect our intellectual property."
Both Samsung and Apple have both claimed victories in their patent battle, but it now seems that Apple is gaining the upper hand.
Last week, a judge in the US ruled that Samsung's tablets infringed patents held by Apple, potentially heralding a ban on sales in North America.
However, she said that Apple needed to prove the validity of those patents in order to secure an injunction preventing the sale of the Galaxy Tab range.
Samsung has also appealed the decision by an Australian court to temporarily ban sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the country. But its plea for a sales ban against some Apple products was rejected by a Dutch court last Friday.
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