BusinessInsider highlights an upcoming story from Bloomberg stating that a UK Judge has ruled that Apple must publicly state that Samsung did not copy the iPad design for its tablets. The public statements by Apple must be carried out in two ways:
- Apple must post a message up on its website
- Apple must post this message in British newspapers
The report says that Apple must leave the notice up on its website for six months. Details about the notice in British newspapers are currently less clear. We will update when Bloomberg’s report with more details becomes available. (Image: DigitalTrends)
Update: Bloomberg has published its full report on the matter. According to the report, the ruling is noted as an “advertisment” from Apple for Samsung on its UK official website and in several UK-based news publications:
The notice should outline the July 9 London court decision that Samsung’s Galaxy tablets don’t infringe Apple’s registered designs, Judge Colin Birss said. It should be posted on Apple’s U.K. website for six months and published in several newspapers and magazines to correct the damaging impression the South Korea-based company was copying Apple’s product, Birss said.
Apple nor Samsung have yet to comment on the ruling.
Tablet design before and after the iPad (via OS X Daily):