A British judge has ordered Apple to publish a notice on its U.K. website and in British newspapers alerting people to a ruling that Samsung didn’t copy designs for the iPad, reports “Bloomberg.”
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. home page for six months and published in several newspapers and magazines to correct any impression Samung was copying Apple’s product, the judge added.
“Bloomberg” says the order means Apple will have to publish “an advertisement” for Samsung, Richard Hacon, a lawyer the company, told the court. “No company likes to refer to a rival on its website,” he said.
This is all part of the ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices.