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Apple wins stay on posting 'Samsung did not copy iPad' UK notice

Apple on Thursday won a reprieve on a court order requiring the company to post notices on all its EU websites as well as a number of print publications proclaiming Samsung's Galaxy Tab does not infringe on iPad design patents.

A London court granted Apple's request to postpone any postings until the company has the opportunity to appeal the previous ruling in October, reports All Things D.

In a ruling last week, U.K. Judge Colin Birss ordered Apple to post a statement on its website and "several newspapers and magazines to correct the damaging impression" that Samsung copied the iPad.

According to the stipulations provided by Judge Birss, Apple would have been required to provide a link to the judge's order on the front page of its EU websites for one year and publish similar notices in the Financial Times, the Daily Mail, the Guardian, Mobile Magazine and T3 “in a font size no small than Arial 14 on a page earlier than page 6.”

An Apple attorney argued that the notices would amount to Apple-sponsored advertisement of a competitor's device as the company needs to purchase ad space in the above publications.

Galaxy Tab 10.1


Earlier in July, Judge Birss noted that Samsung's tablet was not "cool" enough to be mistaken for an iPad but also said Apple's patent infringement allegations could potentially tarnish Samsung's image.