The English Court of Appeal has ordered Apple to correct a statement on its website relating to its long-running dispute with Samsung.
In July, the English High Court found that Samsung’s Galaxy tablet did not infringe Apple’s iPad design rights. Following its ruling, the High Court further ordered Apple to publish a notice on its UK website and in UK newspapers publicising the fact that it had lost its case against Samsung and making it clear that no infringement of its registered design rights had taken place. This order was made following claims by Samsung that, notwithstanding the findings of the High Court, Apple had continued to make allegations of infringement. The Court ordered that the notice remain on Apple’s UK website for a period of six months and that a link to the full judgment of the Court be included. (View a previous article here.)
The English Court of Appeal is understood to have upheld a further complaint by Samsung as regards the content of the notice. Apple’s UK website now carries a new notice stating that the previous notice “was inaccurate and did not comply with the order of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales”. A link is now provided to a new statement, which confirms that the English High Court has ruled that Samsung’s Galaxy tablets do not infringe Apple’s registered design and that this ruling was upheld on appeal and has effect throughout the EU. A link is also provided to the both the English High Court and the English Court of Appeal judgments.