A UK judge has ordered Apple to publish adverts in newspapers and online stating that Samsung did not copy the iPad.
After failing to convince the judge that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab copied the design of the iPad, Apple will have to post the notice on its website for at least six months.
The ruling came from Judge Colin Briss, who stated that the Galaxy Tab was ‘not as cool as the iPad’ in a previous ruling on July 9th. He has now ordered Apple to post adverts in various publications including the Daily Mail, the Guardian, the Financial Times, and T3 magazine.
Although the order was not featured in Judge Briss’s judgement publish on July 9th, the matter was discussed in court after the verdict.
The adverts will be the first time Apple has ever referred to a competitor and has never mentioned its rivals, preferring to focus on its own products.
The tech giant has shied away from comparative adverts for more than a decade, but all that could change very soon.
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