Days after a U.K. judge told Apple that they must advertise on their website that Samsung did not copy the iPad when they released the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, Cupertino has gotten a reprieve. Apple has been granted a stay on the requirement until an appeal is heard in October, according to Bloomberg.
Apple was ordered earlier this month to put a note on its U.K. site and buy advertisements in British newspapers to alert customers to a court ruling that Samsung hadn’t copied the iPad’s design. Cupertino, California-based Apple appealed saying it didn’t want to advertise for its rival. The order is stayed until its appeal against the ruling is heard in October.
In making his ruling earlier this month, Judge Colin Birss required Apple to include the message on their U.K. website for six months and in “several newspapers and magazines to correct the damaging impression.”
Apple argued that doing so would amount to “an advertisement” for their rival.
This is the same judge that earlier this month said that no one would confuse Samsung’s tablet with Apple’s, because “they are not as cool.”
For more on the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung, be sure to check out our previous coverage on the subject.