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Apple loses appeal in Samsung tablet copyright case

by on18 October 2012

Ordered to run ads saying Samsung did not copy iPad

Apple has finally lost its appeal against British court ruling, which found that Samsung did not copy Apple’s tablet designs.

The verdict was originally handed down this summer, but Apple pledged to fight it and now it lost the appeal as well. What’s more, the verdict is valid across Europe, so it will stop Apple from filing frivolous suits elsewhere.

Samsung welcomed the decision saying it continues to believe that Apple was not the first to design a tablet with rounded corners. That distinction probably goes to Moses, who sadly isn’t around to sue Apple.

The court also ordered Apple to run ads saying that Samsung did not copy its registered tablet designs. After two years of claiming Samsung had slavishly copied its designs, the order looks rather embarrassing for Cupertino.

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