Apple has been ordered to remove some iPhone models from its stores in Germany over a patent dispute with chip giant Qualcomm.
A court ruling in Munich on 20 December found Apple had infringed patents on power-saving technology.
On Thursday Qualcomm paid a €1.3bn (£1.2bn) bond, allowing the ban on iPhone 7 and 8 models to go ahead.
The bond will fund damages awarded to Apple if the iPhone maker wins its appeal against the injunction.
The German case is Qualcomm’s third attempt at blocking the sale of iPhones. The California-based chip maker has made patent infringement claims against Apple in the US and China already.
The court ruling in Munich in December included the sale of iPhones by third-party sellers, such as mobile phone operator shops and other retailers, as well as those sold in Apple’s 15 branded outlets.