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Saturday, November 03, 2012, 09:21 am PT (12:21 pm ET)

Apple posts new notice saying Samsung didn't copy iPad on UK website

As required by a court ruling, Apple within 48 hours updated the front page of its website in the U.K. to say Samsung's Galaxy tablet computers did not copy the design of the iPad.

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At the bottom of the page, Apple's statement in a large font size tells visitors that its previous legal notice, published on Oct. 25, was "inaccurate and did not comply with the order of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales." It includes a link to the new, full, correct statement.

Like the previous post, the full text is featured on a blank white webpage with no images, though links to judgements are included. It acknowledges that the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 co not infringe on Apple's Community registered design No. 0000181607-0001.

The last statement included a quote from Judge Colin Birss who said in court that Samsung's devices were "not as cool" as Apple's. But that statement and its placement on Apple's website were found to be in breach of the original order, and the court ordered Apple on Thursday to revise it within 48 hours.

The new statement is required to remain on the front page of Apple's U.K. website until December 14. The revised statement was required to have at least 11-point font.

The full revised statement is included below:

Samsung / Apple UK judgment



On 9 July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronic (UK) Limited’s Galaxy Tablet Computers, namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do not infringe Apple’s Community registered design No. 0000181607-0001. A copy of the full judgment of
the High Court is available from www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Patents/2012/1882.html.

That Judgment has effect throughout the European Union and was upheld by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales on 18 October 2012. A copy of the Court of Appeal’s judgment is available from www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2012/1339.html. There is no injunction in respect of the Community registered design in force anywhere in Europe.