YouMobile on Facebook YouMobile on Google+ Follow YouMobile on Twitter

Apple was ordered by the Court to ‘APOLOGY’ to Samsung Mocks Galaxy Tab

26 October, 2012 Samsung

 

 

Requested by a UK court, Apple has posted a tiny link in the footer of https://www.apple.com/uk The notice acknowledges the judgement that Samsung hadn't infringed on the iPad design making use of their Galaxy Tab. The written text of the notice starts:

 

On 9th July 2012 the top Court of Justice of England ruled that Samsung Electronic (UK) Limited's Galaxy Tablet Computer, namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 usually do not infringe Apple's registered design No. 0000181607-0001

 

But Apple's notice is somewhat playful and procedes to quote from the judgement in which the Judge describes that Apple's design is "cool" and eventually the Samsung design is simply not as cool. The Judge wrote:

 

"The informed user's overall impression of every of the Samsung Galaxy Tablets may be the following. From your front they belong to the family which include the Apple design; but the Samsung items are very thin, almost insubstantial members of that family with unusual information on the back. They don't have the same understated and extreme simplicity that is possessed through the Apple design. They're not as cool."

 

Apple procedes to explain that the case was also tried in Germany understanding that in that court Samsung was discovered guilty. Ultimately, they write

 

"So as the U.K. court didn't find Samsung responsible for infringement, other courts have recognized that throughout creating its Galaxy tablet, Samsung willfully copied Apple's a lot more popular iPad."

 

The link must remain on Apple UK website for a period of one month, and Apple is also required to run ads acknowledging the ruling.

 

Description

AndroidMaster
Posts: 1274







© 2020 YouMobile Inc. All rights reserved