The iPad Is Now Legally Cooler Than Samsung’s Galaxy Tablet

Apple has been suing Samsung in ten countries all over the world to stop the sale of its tablets, because they are too much like the iPad. It’s had mixed success so far, winning an injunction to stop the sale of Samsung tablets in the EU, then seeing that applied to just Germany, getting a ban for the tablets in Australia, then seeing it temporarily lifted, and getting a ban for US sales. The latest battle happened in the UK, where Apple lost because the judge couldn’t really buy Apple’s claim that anyone would mistake the Samsung tablets for iPads:

They do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design. They are not as cool. The overall impression produced is different. – Judge Colin Birss


Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1


It technically counts as a win for Samsung, but does it really count as a win in real life?


Via CBS News

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