Remember the apology Apple had to post on its UK website after losing the trial against Samsung for tablet design patents? Judges ruled that Apple should post, both on the website and in the printed media, an acknowledgement that Samsung did not copy its products’ design — a decision which is still subject to a possible Supreme Court appeal — because Samsung tablets were not as “cool” as Apple’s.
Apple did post some sort of acknowledgement but the wording doesn’t please the judges. The U.K. Court of Appeal in London found the text “untrue” and “incorrect” and has decided that Apple should remove it within 24 hours and replace it with a new one acknowledging the inaccurate comments. “I’m at a loss that a company such as Apple would do this. That is a plain breach of the order”, said Judge Robin Jacob.
Samsung’s legal team claims that Apple’s wording gives the “impression that the U.K. court is out of step with other courts”. In the original text –above– Apple emphasized that a German and a US court found in favor or the Cupertino design.