Apple gets a stay on running ads for Samsung in UK

Earlier this month, a UK judge ruled that the design of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet did not copy the design of Apple's iPad. Last week, the same judge ruled that Apple must purchase and run ads in a number of UK-based newspaper and magazines that dispel the idea that the Galaxy Tab is a copy of the iPad.

Now it looks like Apple is off the hook in terms of advertising for its competition, at least for the moment. AllThingsD.com reports that a London court has ruled to grant Apple's request for a stay on the earlier order. This will give Apple time to file a formal appeal of the earlier ruling, which will happen sometime in October.

The original court order required Apple to run ads in the Financial Times and Daily Mail newspapers, along with the Guardian Mobile and T3 magazines. The ruling also ordered Apple to post a notice about the court's decision on its website and keep it live for six months.

Of course, this is just the latest in a series of legal battles between Samsung and Apple bases on the designs of their products. Earlier this week, Samsung claimed in a legal brief that Apple stole the idea of the iPhone's design from Samsung.

Source: AllThingsD.com

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This is annoying me more than it should. Why the hell does Apple keep getting away with these kind of things!? We'll sue everyone, but we just won't take it if anyone tries to sue us.

rwx said,
It would be so fun to see these ads. I hope they go ahead with it.

So you want Apple to lose and have to display the ads so you can go to the Apple website to view ads for Samsung and you think it would be "so fun"? Somebody needs to get out more.....

It's pretty obvious Samsung is riding the tablet wave Apple created. But did they "copy" it? No... just like every desktop PC in the world is not copied from another.

SpyderCanopus said,
It's pretty obvious Samsung is riding the tablet wave Apple created.

Bill Gates was promoting tablets probably 10 or more years ago. Apple just got into the market at the right time, and dragged a lot of its loyal iPhone followers (who have too much money, and throw it at anything "apple") to the market.

Nothing more than timing. tablets weren't invented by Apple, they are a natural progression from smartphones.

To say Apple created the wave is nonsense.

dvb2000 said,

Bill Gates was promoting tablets probably 10 or more years ago. Apple just got into the market at the right time, and dragged a lot of its loyal iPhone followers.
To say Apple created the wave is nonsense.

Yea the XP Tablet Edition made HUGE waves in the industry. -_-

SpyderCanopus said,

Yea the XP Tablet Edition made HUGE waves in the industry. -_-

There was no comment about a HUGE wave... but waves are usually started small and grow. Its obvious Apple didn't invent the tablet. Just tidied it up.

Screw Apple! They do everything to sue competitors and stop them from competing.
They try to convince the world that all competitors wants to copy Apple.