“Samsung Electronics Co. won a legal ruling after a U.K. judge said its Galaxy tablets aren’t “cool” enough to be confused with Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iPad,” Kit Chellel reports for Bloomberg.
“The design for three Galaxy tablets doesn’t infringe Apple’s registered design, Judge Colin Birss said today in London in a court fight between the world’s two biggest makers of smartphones. Consumers aren’t likely to get the tablet computers mixed up, he said,” Chellel reports. “The Galaxy tablets ‘do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design,’ Birss said. ‘They are not as cool.'”
Chellel reports, “The judge found that Samsung’s products were distinctive because they were thinner and had ‘unusual details’ on the back. He gave Apple 21 days to appeal… ‘It’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad,’ Apple spokesman Alan Hely said in an e-mailed statement that didn’t specifically address the ruling. ‘This kind of blatant copying is wrong and, as we’ve said many times before, we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Well, at least the judge got one thing right.