Apple says it will appeal an order from a U.K court that it must publish an ‘apology’ ad to Samsung on its website and major publications stating that Samsung did not copy Apple’s design with its Galaxy series of tablets.
According to Bloomberg, Judge Colin Birss of the U.K’s High Court ordered Apple to post a note on its U.K website outlining the July 9th ruling that Samsung’s Galaxy tablets don’t infringe upon Apple’s intellectual property as well as publish a similar notice in two U.K. magazines and three U.K. newspapers.
Richard Hacon, legal counsel for Apple, told the court that this notice is tantamount to an advertisement for Samsung. “No company likes to refer to a rival on its website,” he told the court.
In a statement to the press, a representative from Samsung said that “should Apple continue to make excessive legal claims based on such generic designs, innovation in the industry could be harmed and consumer choice unduly limited.”
Apple has declined to comment publicly on the court’s order.