Apple Posted ‘Samsung Did Not Copy iPad Design’ Statement On Its UK Site
As ordered by a UK court, Apple posted a link with the text "Samsung / Apple UK judgment" on its U.K. website. The notice acknowledges that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab devices had not infringed on the design of iPad. In the beginning of the notice Apple said:
“On 9th July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronic (UK) Limited’s Galaxy Tablet Computer, namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do not infringe Apple’s registered design No. 0000181607-0001”
However Apple’s notice is kind of playful and continues to quote from the judgement, in which the Judge said that Apple design is "cool" and design of Samsung tablets is simply not as cool.
In the notice Apple goes on to say that the case was tried in Germany court, which found that Samsung copied the iPad design. In the end, Apple wrote:
"So while the U.K. court did not find Samsung guilty of infringement, other courts have recognized that in the course of creating its Galaxy tablet, Samsung willfully copied Apple's far more popular iPad."
The notice must be posted on Apple UK website for one month and the company is also required to publish ads in newspapers and on its UK site acknowledging the court ruling.
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