Apple has been ordered to post a notice on its website homepage and in several British newspapers and magazines highlighting a recent court ruling that Samsung didn’t copy the iPad, to correct the damaging impression the South Korea-based company was copying Apple’s product, said Judge Colin Birss.
Apple must leave that notice up on its website for the next six months.
The order means Apple will have to publish “an advertisement” for Samsung, Richard Hacon, a lawyer for Apple, told the court. “No company likes to refer to a rival on its website.”
Samsung had also requested that Apple be barred from making public statements claiming that the Galaxy Tab had infringed upon the iPad design, but Birss ruled that Apple is within its rights to make such claims in line with the company’s belief that the ruling is incorrect.
In the ruling earlier this month Birss ruled that the that the two tablets could not be confused because the Samsung Galaxy Tab was not as “cool” as the iPad. He has granted the company permission to take its case to the court of appeal.