Apple ordered to run adverts saying Samsung did not copy iPad

Apple ordered to run adverts saying Samsung did not copy iPad

Apple has been ordered to publish adverts announcing that Samsung did not copy the design of its iPad by a UK judge.

According to Bloomberg, the Cupertino giant will also have to post a notification on its website for at least six months, as well as adverts in various newspapers after its attempt to block sales of the Galaxy Tab was unsuccessful.

Apple had claimed that its Korean rival had infringed copyright in the design of its tablet, a view that was not shared by the judge in the case.

The order did not feature in Judge Colin Birss' judgement, but the matter was discussed in the court following the verdict.

Each of the notices must make reference to the court case and should be designed to "correct the damaging impression" that Samsung's tablets had aped the look of Apple's products.

"They do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design," said the judge at the time.

He also stated the Galaxy Tab tablets are "not as cool" as its rival and that the overall impression produced is "different".