Apple Ordered to Run “Samsung Did Not Copy iPad” Ads

Apple has been ordered by UK judge to run the ads mentioning that Samsung has not copied the design and style of its iPad. The judge stated that one particular notice must stay on the Apple’s UK official website for at least a period of 6 months although other ads are to be posted in different mainstream newspapers and magazines. The court said that adverts posting should be given with the reference of court case and ought to be designed to “correct the damaged impression” of Samsung that it copied iPad.

An Atorney for Apple argued that mentioning Samsung on Apple’s official site would count as an advertisement for their rivals on their own website.

In a court hearing earlier this month, the judge stated:

“They do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design and style, they are not as cool. The general impression made is various.”

The court mentioned that they have found two considerable differences among Apple’s iPad and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, i.e.

  • Very first and the most important difference amongst each designs is that, Galaxy Tabs are substantially thinner than that of Apple’s iPads, which are practically twice as thick as any of the Galaxy Tabs.
  • Second difference is the detailing on the back side of Galaxy Tab, which made them marked out as unusual in tablet market.

Apple’s claim only seems to be some what right if the front faces of Galaxy Tab and iPad are compared, as each have exact same screen style which provides the impression of Galaxy Tab being a copy of iPad.

Samsung also requested the court that Apple ought to be stopped from restating that its design and style rights are being infringed, but the request was refused.

Apple had its second defeat at the High Court in less than a week as just on last Wednesday it lost a case more than Prize Technologies Patents to HTC, the Taiwanese Android manufacturer. The court said that patents had been invalid because many of the obvious features covered had been not getting infringed by HTC.

Despite the fact that Apple has had its challenging time fighting Samsung in UK courts, but it did enjoy some results against Galaxy Tab in other nations. For example, last month US District court Judge located that Samsung infringed some of Apple design and style feaures and issued a temporary ban on the sale of Galaxy Tab in US.

Apple also pushed for temporary sales ban on Galaxy Tab in Australia and Germany final year but Samsung effectively dodged the German ban by releasing a slightly redesigned version of its tablet aka Galaxy Tab 10.1N although the ban in Australia was overturned in November.

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