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Apple wins delay on Samsung apology adverts

27 Jul 2012

Apple has delayed a UK court order forcing it to print a statement on its UK website and in British newspapers admitting that Samsung's tablets do not copy its iPad designs, according to Bloomberg.

The court ruled that Apple will not be forced to print the embarrassing retractions until its appeal has been heard in October.

The order was given by Judge Colin Birss on 18 July. The ruling follows the London court's 9 July decision that Samsung's Galaxy tablets do not infringe Apple's registered designs because they are "not as cool".

The judge had ordered Apple to publish statements on its UK homepage for six months and adverts taken out in "several newspapers and magazines" to correct any impression the South Korean company was copying Apple's products.

The ruling was a key victory for Samsung, which is currently embroiled in a series of bitter lawsuits with Apple over alleged incidents of patent infringement.

Outside of the UK, the US courts rejected Samsung's request to lift a pre-trial injunction blocking sales of its Galaxy Nexus smartphone on 4 July, just one day after a similar ruling upheld another injunction against the company's Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet.

Apple and Samsung both declined V3's request for comment on the delay.

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Alastair Stevenson

Alastair has worked as a reporter covering security and mobile issues at V3 since March 2012. Before entering the field of journalism Alastair had worked in numerous industries as both a freelance copy writer and artist.

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