UK Judge Orders Apple to Revise Website Notice


Apple has faced criticism over its decision to work around the ruling that forced the company to post a notice on its UK website acknowledging that Samsung products doesn’t infringe  Apple’s patents.

According to Bloomberg, the UK Court of Appeal in London ordered Apple to remove the statement citing a judge comparing the designs of the Apple and Samsung products within 24 hours and replace it with a new notice.

The simple fact is that Apple went too far with sarcasm: it included excerpts of the original “cool” ruling and cites German lawsuits about similar issues. With this post, Apple created the “impression that the UK court is out of step with other courts”, according to Henry Carr, Samsung’s lawyer.

While the judges thought Apple was acting fast, they were surprised to find out that the Cupertino company is actually set on making fun of the ruling, so their reaction is understandable:

“I’m at a loss that a company such as Apple would do this,” Judge Robin Jacob said today. “That is a plain breach of the order.”

Now, as a result of their move, Apple has to change the post on their website within 24 hours and has to add a three-sentence note on its homepage acknowledging the “incorrect statement” and a link to the new notice, UK judges said today to Bloomberg. Apple’s request to make the changes in 14 days was rejected.

What’s your view on Apple’s move and the reaction of judges?


  • Kk

    Wa wa to the court and cry babies at Samsung

  • This is all so silly. The people that are going to see that notice the most are already Apple users and Apple fans. Not potential Samsung/Android customers. It’s a weird ruling by the court that just feels like it’s punishment for ‘wasting the courts’ time.’ Outside of that, I’m not sure what purpose it serves. Then again, I’m as dumb as a post when it comes to legal matters so maybe there’s more to it than I’m capable of understanding.

  • Peter Pottinger

    Adam, you are not dumb per say, just ignorant and naive as a pre-schooler. Apple frivolously sued and they are now expected to apologize. Whether or not they act like adults is another question.

  • Cottonswab

    Apple is the cry baby and got burned. Apple is like a spoiled brat, got caught complaining and saying “I’m not wrong you are because Germany and US agrees with us”. UK Courts prevail at being more impartial. Suck it up Apple.

    I hope all the fanbois know that Apple is a marketing company, and their Fruity Brand Image is what makes all their money. Anything that tarnishes this view hurts them. They spend a lot of time in court to protect this. This is also why they will never OWN a manufacturing plant because that will put them into another tax bracket and regulation. They don’t have the know how of manufacturing, other companies manufacture their products, nothing is “MADE BY APPLE” Also moving any jobs from overseas back to the USA is unrealistic because they want to wash their hands of any wrong doing by any manufacturing company. Their profits would fall or their products would cost way more than what you pay for now if this were to happen. If Apple had to deal with all of the environmental and job labor laws, regulations as a manufacturer, they’d no longer have that $100b dollars in their bank anymore.

  • Jk

    Holy someone’s butt hurt Hahahaha

  • JeffZ

    “per se”