Dutch court says Samsung Galaxy tablets don't copy iPad
Apple hasn't had a lot of success in proving that Samsung's products infringe on its designs, in Europe at least. Last year Apple lost a suit in the United Kingdom accusing Samsung's Galaxy Tab of infringing on its popular iPad design. As a result, the UK judge ruled that Apple had to advertise that Samsung did not copy Apple on its homepage at Apple.com/uk.
Now comes news that Apple has lost another case where it alleged Samsung's Galaxy tablet infringed on the iPad's design, this time in the Netherlands, according to AllThingsD:
"On Wednesday, a district court in the Hague ruled that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 7.7 don't infringe Apple's registered design for the iPad. While the devices might share a similar rectangular shape with rounded corners, the overall impression they present is different, the court said."
Apple has had more luck in the US where it won a $1 billion compensation verdict from Samsung in August.
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