The legal brawling between Samsung and Apple is getting messier and messier by the day. Samsung fights with Apple over the iPhone design; Apple gets the Galaxy Tab banned. Both parties take their cases to courts around the world, and–at least in the UK–things have gone a bit badly for Apple. Apple is being forced to run advertisements on its website and in the British media admitting that Samsung did not copy the iPad’s design.
“They do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design,” said judge Colin Birss. ”They are not as cool. The overall impression produced is different.”
The most interesting aspect of the judgment is the fact that Apple has to run the pro-Samsung boilerplate on its UK website for at least six months. However, Apple can still state that they feel their iPad design was infringed upon, which kind of limits the usefulness of the “Samsung didn’t really copy us” advertisement ruling, doesn’t it?
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