“If Samsung really does plan to take a bolder stance in its intellectual property battle with Apple, it best clean up its own operations first,” John Paczkowski writes for AllThingsD.

“Consider the wall of apps in this photo of the company’s new shop-in-a-shop in Italy’s Centro Sicilia, which appears to feature not only the iOS icon for Apple’s mobile Safari browser, but the icon for the company’s iOS App Store — three instances of it,” Paczkowski writes.

“Embarrassing, particularly given Apple’s allegations that Samsung ‘slavishly’ copied the design of its iPhone and iPad devices,” Paczkowski writes. “It’s hard to imagine there’s a reasonable explanation for this.”

MacDailyNews Take: It’s nothing at all new. See our April 2008 article: Samsung’s ‘Instinct’ is obviously to make Apple iPhone knockoffs.

Perhaps “intellectual property” has no adequate Korean translation?

Samsung shop in Italy’s Centro Sicilia features Apple icons

Samsung shop in Italy’s Centro Sicilia features Apple icons (photo: AllThingsD)

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Even more reason to continue avoiding Samsung crap:

Boycott Samsung. We no longer buy Samsung-branded products and advise our millions of readers worldwide to also avoid purchasing Samsung-branded products until they cease stealing Apple’s patented IP.

Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:

Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Tab Trade Dress Infringement

[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]