Ads should be placed on Apple's website, newspapers and magazines
That's right, Apple was ordered by and UK Judge to publicly state that Samsung didn't copy the iPad on its website and several publications.
Bloomberg has reported that a judge in the UK has ordered Apple to publicly state that Samsung did not copy the iPad.
Judge Colin Birss said that Apple has to post ads on its website and several British newspapers and magazines, to help correct the "damaging impression the South Korea-based company was copying Apple's product."
That's right, this follows the case where Apple lost against Samsung in the UK, earlier this month.The notice should outline the July 9 London court decision that Samsung’s Galaxy tablets don’t infringe Apple’s registered designs, Judge Colin Birss said today. It should be posted on Apple’s U.K. home page for six months and published in several newspapers and magazines to correct any impression the South Korea-based company was copying Apple’s product, Birss said.
The order means Apple will have to publish “an advertisement” for Samsung, Richard Hacon, a lawyer for Cupertino, California-based Apple, told the court. “No company likes to refer to a rival on its website.”
The -same- judge declared that Samsung's Galaxy Tab does not infringe on Apple's iPad design, because the Android tablet is "not as cool" as the iPad.
In a statement following that ruling, Samsung said: "Should Apple continue to make excessive legal claims based on such generic designs, innovation in the industry could be harmed and consumer choice unduly limited."
NEWS SOURCE #1: Apple must publish notice Samsung didn't copy iPad Judge says (via) BloomBerg
NEWS SOURCE #2: Apple order Samsung copy UK (via) TheVerge
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