In one of the most curious rulings yet against Apple, the tech giant has been ordered by a British judge to run "Samsung did not copy iPad" ads on its U.K. website and in British newspapers.
Reuters reports that Judge Colin Birss ruled on July 9 that Samsung's designs were not "as cool" as Apple's iPad, and therefore were not a copy. The advertisements must run for at least six months.
The decision comes out of the case filed by Apple alleging that Samsung infringed on its registered designs. Birss' ruling last week allowed for Samsung to continue selling its Galaxy tablets in U.K. stores, even if it came at the expense of being called not as cool as the competition.
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As a further blow to the Korean company, Samsung's request to forbid Apple from claiming its design rights had been infringed was denied.
"They are entitled to their opinion," said Birss.
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