Apple forced to publicly state that Galaxy Tab doesn't infringe on iPad design
According to Bloomberg news, a U.K. judge has ordered Apple to publish a notice stating that Samsung did not copy their iPad's design. Judge Colin Briss issued the ruling and said that it should show up on Apple's U.K. website for 6 months as well as in British newspapers and magazines.
The notice would reflect a July 9th ruling where the court found that Samsung's tablet products are unlikely to be confused with the iPad due to them not being "as cool". The judge is hoping that the notice will correct Samsung's damaged impression and inform the public that there is no copying going on between the two devices.
In all likelihood, Apple will challenge the ruling rather than advertise for Samsung on their website for 6 months, but they might not encounter much luck. The same judge did block a Samsung injunction to prevent Apple from publicly stating that their design was infringed upon, but the notice may end up serving the same purpose by contradicting any public statements.
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