Apple ordered to let UK consumers know that Samsung did not copy iPad design

19 Jul 2012

A judge in the UK has ordered Apple to post a notice on its website and in newspapers and magazines informing people that Samsung did not in fact copy its design for the iPad.

Following a patent case, Judge Colin Birss at London’s High Court of Justice ruled that Samsung’s tablets were “not as cool” as the iPad and therefore couldn’t be considered as infringing on the design. He has since ordered that the decision of the court be outlined on Apple’s UK website and in The Financial Times, The Daily Mail, Guardian Mobile magazine and T3.

The notices, paid for by Apple, will run for six months in order to correct public opinion of the Samsung product.

Apple’s lawyer sees this as a request that Apple publish advertising for Samsung, Bloomberg reports, and the company is set to appeal the decision of the High Court.

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Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.