Apple wins stay on posting "Samsung did not copy iPad' notice in UK

Apple wins stay on posting
You might remember that a week ago a judge in the U.K. gave Apple a backhanded compliment. The judge said that Samsung could not have copied the design for its Samsung Galaxy Tab from Apple's iPad because the latter had a "cool" design and Samsung's tablet wasn't "cool". Sure they were nice words for Apple to hear, but it did not win the ruling. Instead of having Tim Cook stand up in front of a blackboard to write 100 times, "I will not accuse Samsung of copying the iPad's design," Judge Colin Bliss told the Cupertino based firm to put up a notice on all Apple EU web sites and in local papers that Samsung did not copy Apple's designs for the Samsung Galaxy Tab. This was ordered by the judge to stop everyone from believing the pre-trial rumors that Samsung had copied Apple's iPad design in producing the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Apple appealed the ruling and the appeals court has granted Apple a stay so that it will not have to post the notice until it has time to appeal the ruling this coming October.

The original ruling had ordered Apple to post a link on its EU websites to the judge's ruling for 1 year and publish notices in the Financial Times, the Daily Mail, the Guardian, Mobile Magazine and T3 "in a font size no small than Arial 14 on a page earlier than page 6." The notice had to correct the belief that Samsung had copied Apple's design for the iPad when it made the Samsung Galaxy Tab, In requesting a stay of that order, Apple's attorneys claimed that because Apple was buying the ad space, it was being forced to sponsor an ad for a competitor's device.

source: AppleInsider

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28 Comments

1. hateftotti

Posts: 232; Member since: May 03, 2011

I do not know what kind of copy it is,when the copy sells better than the original one! So apple should stop doing these stupid things and try to make something that can compete with Samsung products. But I know they can't ;))

4. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Well that's not true. iPhone sells much better than the galaxy series

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Define "much" better. I don't think your statement really applies in the present day. Besides, we all know you're lumping all iPhones together into this concept of a single monolithic product when that is simply. Not. True. "You guys have the 50 dollar iPhone, right?!" *sigh* "Yes, yes we do."

9. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

GSIII has sold 10 million so far right? Well Samsung said they had 9 million Pre orders so they've only sold 1 million since? Anyway let's go with 10 million. That's not even competitive with iPhones 37 million at launch of the 4S. GSII still hasn't sold 37 million a year later

11. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

How do you know they counted sales with preorders? Also, how do you know that the GS2 hasn't sold 37 million yet? Third, why did Apple s**t its pants and try to get the S3 banned even before it came out? There are phones that more blatantly copy the iPhone. Look up the LG Optimus Elite. Apple recognizes Samsung as a threat. Plain. And. Simple.

13. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

But combining the total q2 smartphones sales by Samsung would make your beloved crappy apple bleed and eat dust, I tell ya.

15. rcwfox2002

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

Sorry to bust your bubble but Samsung has sold over 50 million units last quarter according to walls street journal.

26. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

we were talking about galaxy series.. damm people learn how to read.. galaxy series.. not every low end Samsung device

23. jalva30

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

56 million to be exact !! Apple can make their phone out of the best quality products, add a bigger screen, better camera and it still won't be better than the gs3, it still has the same user interface as it did in 2007, it's had the same size screen for 5 years

24. jalva30

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Sorry I like my phone to do more than just the apps I download.

25. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Do you realize Samsing has a bunch of other smartphones that aren't part of the galaxy series?

18. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

they have a .99c iphone and best buy sells iphone 4s for 49.99....

17. MeoCao unregistered

Apple can request that Tim Cook wears "SS do not copy us" T shirt for 1 year instead of posting the acknowledgement on its official website.

21. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

for all apple employees and customers....

2. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

OF Course Samsung Didnt Copy IPad.. this action between apple ad samsung contuinues...

3. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Again, apple and their excuses...They should already start telling people worldwide of their false accusations against Samsung

5. stifler

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 25, 2012

That's is the fair thing to say from the UK judge. Rotten apple!

14. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

iPad , nexus 7 , infinity pad and tablet s is way better than galaxy tab

16. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

Breaking News Apple just put a patented on square boxes and the alphabet so no one can use on screen keyboards or package there products in square boxes...Well Played Apple Well Played...

19. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

A stay of execution for the guilty....it will be only a matter of time before the UK throws the switch and APPLE frizzles out....

22. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

" iPhone 3GS: it introduced copy/paste function and ability to do MMS. Simply incredible features. Everyone else has copied these features more than any other." This one gave me a chuckle....typical APPLE innovation....

27. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

more like typical Apple hating..

28. SugarShockFrantic

Posts: 73; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I knew Apple would find a way to weasle out of this

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