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post #181 of 314
I wonder if the Judge is going to still say its not what he intended. All that Apple's statement says is "A court ruled that they did not infringe" This isnt really a retraction of their slander and accusations, its just a statement of the outcome of the case.
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Samsung / Apple UK judgment

On 9 July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronic (UK) Limited’s Galaxy Tablet Computers, namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do not infringe Apple’s Community registered design No. 0000181607-0001. A copy of the full judgment of
the High Court is available from www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Patents/2012/1882.html.

That Judgment has effect throughout the European Union and was upheld by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales on 18 October 2012. A copy of the Court of Appeal’s judgment is available from www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2012/1339.html. There is no injunction in respect of the Community registered design in force anywhere in Europe.
post #182 of 314
Unfortunately, Forbes is claiming that article is incorrect.

Links 3 Nov: Apple's Latest Trademark Woes And Losing The iPhone Name In Mexico
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Originally Posted by Source 

The Register is sniggering gently as they report that Apple has lost a trademark case in Mexico. What makes it worse is that Apple is the company that brought the case:

Apple has lost the right to use the word “iPhone” in Mexico after its trademark lawsuit against Mexican telco iFone backfired.

Judges sitting in Mexico’s 18th District Appellate Court have ruled that iFone is the only company allowed to use the “iPhone” or “iFone” brands in the North American country.

While that’s true it’s not really enough of the truth for us to be able to understand the story.

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post #183 of 314
By doing this, Apple are drawing more negative attention to themselves than they would have if they had just complied without the resizing of the image.
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I wonder if the Judge is going to still say its not what he intended. All that Apple's statement says is "A court ruled that they did not infringe" This isnt really a retraction of their slander and accusations, its just a statement of the outcome of the case.

Agreed. At this point, the judge should get pissed and slap them with Contempt and a big fine. And possibly have someone court appointed help them, or at least vet, a proper appology. And they should go another step further and state that since Apple went out of its way to twist the statement, hide it, and be forced to fix it which they haven't really done, they should be forced to put a link on their home page biggrin.gif

Seriously, if Apple is playing games and trying to get away with technicalities while knowing its not what was requested of them, they should be held accountable for such arrogance. I'd take this personally if I were the judge.
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post #185 of 314
I don't think its a matter of "confusing" the two (not like someones going to say hey go buy an iphone and you come back owning a Telco....)

I think it's the fact that it's a Trademark, and as far as i know (and i'm not versed in trademark laws and such) only 1 person or company can use a certain name if its a trademark registered to them (of course, i don't know if there's separate lines of trademarks, ie company trademark is different from a cars trademark which is different from a electronic devices trademark, though at least in Mexico, they're not?). Then again i fail to see how any one of these companies could loose revenue to the other.....unless the iFone telco has their own phone out which is locally known in mexico as the "iFone/iPhone"?

Either way i think Apples Ego got the better of them here, how did they expect to win (legitimately) a trademark battle to someone who registered a trademark 4 years before the first iphone even came out 0_O

[edit] from the link directly above, i was on the right road, trademarks are different from sector to sector, i'm now not even sure why apple would bother bringing up a case for a trademark dispute between different unrelated sectors :O
Edited by ShadoX - 11/3/12 at 7:15pm
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post #186 of 314
It doesn't matter if they are "hiding it with code", it is on the front page where it was supposed to be with a link to the statement. Everything as ordered.

To be honest this whole thing has garnered so much publicity that people are going to look for it anyway.


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Originally Posted by RX7-2nr View Post

I wonder if the Judge is going to still say its not what he intended. All that Apple's statement says is "A court ruled that they did not infringe" This isnt really a retraction of their slander and accusations, its just a statement of the outcome of the case.


If you follow the link in the statement to the court of appeals ruling you will see that the text of the statement is exactly what the court mandated (item 87). They were not going to risk stuffing it up a second time.



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Originally Posted by bao28 View Post

Werent they suppose to say the previous statement they had on their site was incorrect?

They were, and they are.
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Originally Posted by Apple UK website 
On 25 October 2012, Apple Inc. published a statement on its UK website in relation to Samsung's Galaxy tablet computers. That statement was inaccurate and did not comply with the order of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. The correct statement is at Samsung/Apple UK judgement.



So now that everything is done as ordered hopefully we can move on.
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If you follow the link in the statement to the court of appeals ruling you will see that the text of the statement is exactly what the court mandated (item 87). They were not going to risk stuffing it up a second time.

I see. I hadnt read the actual ruling word for word, just some articles.
post #188 of 314
Comeon UK courts, as a punitive measure make them have a splash page that displays ONLY the apology and a "continue to apple.com" button.
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Good for Mexico. It's still a terrible place.
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How did they even think they would win this?

I thought the Apple law team knew doing that would be a huge fail.
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This sounds like the BS Ford pulled with Ferrari when they tried to name a car the F-150. I've never confused a car from a truck.
Sent from my Droid X running ICS CM9

To make it more hilarious, this was the Ferrari.

2010-Ferrari-F10-S-Sport-Car-4.gif

They ended up calling it the F10
    
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