A UK judge has ordered Apple to issue a notice to state that Samsung did not copy its design for the iPad. Apple's statement must be published on its UK website for six months and be distributed through several British magazines and newspapers, according to Bloomberg.
Victory for Sammy, finally. Judge Colin Birss ordered that the notice must detail the July 9 ruling in which he dismissed Apple's lawsuit over Samsung's Galaxy Tab. Birss says that the design for the Galaxy tablets doesn't infringe on Apple's product and going as far as saying that Samsung's designs weren't as "cool" as the iPad.
“[The Galaxy tablets] do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design. They are not as cool,” Birss said.
Apple will have run advertisements for Samsung in the UK, essentially. And while that whole not cool statement was great for them, this move of advertising for a competitor is definitely not good for business.
Similar disputes between Apple and Samsung are still unsettled in Germany, the Netherlands and the U.S.