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. 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.


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