After their case against Samsung in the UK was deemed against them, Apple were forced to publish ads in various newspapers as well as a message on their site stating that the court did not find Samsung in breach of Apple’s registered designs.

Since then Apple did indeed post a message to their site, which was deemed unsatisfactory by the court and they were forced to create another one, which they have now posted to the site which basically states that they published the wrong statement and that they have the new statement at another link, this has been placed at the bottom of their homepage and will have to stay online until December 14th at least.

The link takes you to the following statement:

“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.”

Personally I’m not sure if this is any different as they haven’t actually said anything to do with the judgement on their homepage, all they do is link to their new and revised statement, which is basically the same as the last time if you ask me.

Let me know what you think in the comments below, we should hear how the court feel about this newer statement in a few days.

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