Apple Must Advertise That Samsung Didn't Copy the iPad

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Apple Must Advertise That Samsung Didn't Copy the iPad
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Today a UK judged ordered that must issue a notice stating that did not copy its design for the iPad.

Apple's statement must be published on its U.K. website for six months and be distributed throughout several British magazines and newspapers, reports.

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Judge Colin Birss mandated that the notice must detail the in which he dismissed Apple's lawsuit over Samsung's Galaxy Tab. According to Birss, the design for the Galaxy tablets doesn't infringe on that of Apple's product. He even went as far to say the Samsung designs weren't as distinctively "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.

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The order means that Apple will essentially have to run advertisement for Samsung in the UK, a move that may be inherently bad for business. “No company likes to refer to a rival on its website,” Apple lawyer Richard Hacon told the court.

The UK lawsuit isn't the only legal battle the Cupertino, Calif.-based company is fighting. Similar disputes between Apple and Samsung are still unsettled in Germany, the Netherlands and the U.S. Also this month, Apple paid a cool in China.

This story originally published on Mashable .