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Apple must publicly admit Samsung did not copy iPad

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Mike Shaw

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Devices / iPad / July 18th 2012 at 11:48PM

Notices will appear on Apple's UK website and in British newspapers.

Apple has been ordered to publish a notice on its UK website and in British newspaper publicly acknowledging that Samsung didn't copy the iPad.

Following a ruling on July 9 that Samsung's Galaxy tablets do not infringe Apple's registered designs, Judge Colin Birrs has said that a message clearly stating as much should be posted on Apple's UK homepage for six months, as well as published in several print publications.

A report by Bloomberg says that comments made by Apple implying that Samsung had copied designs caused "real commercial harm" to the South Korean firm.

According to Bloomberg, as well as effectively advertising a bitter rival on their homepage, Apple must also pay for notices in the Financial Times, the Daily Mail, Guardian Mobile magazine, and T3.

Apple lost a case against Samsung in the UK earlier this month, when judge Colin Birrs ruled that Samsung's Galaxy tablets weren't cool enough to be confused with the iPad.