A little while back Apple was ordered by the UK courts to post a message on their website. The message was a statement that was to make it clear that Samsung didn’t copy the iPad. And well, Apple did indeed post a message on the Apple UK website. The catch here, the message was probably not what Samsung had been hoping to see. Or more to the point here, it was not what the courts were expecting to see either. Since that original posting, Apple was ordered to re-post with a new statement. This news came a few days back and Apple was given 48 hours to comply. And on top of the 48-hour deadline, Apple was also told they had to link it from their homepage, post it in no less than an 11-point font and have it remain available on the site until December 14th. With that, the new and updated statement can be seen below…
Samsung / Apple UK judgment
On 9 July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronic (UK) Limited’s Galaxy Tablet Computers, namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do not infringe Apple’s Community registered design No. 0000181607-0001. A copy of the full judgment of the High Court is available from www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Patents/2012/1882.html.
That Judgment has effect throughout the European Union and was upheld by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales on 18 October 2012. A copy of the Court of Appeal’s judgment is available from www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2012/1339.html. There is no injunction in respect of the Community registered design in force anywhere in Europe.
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