Apple ordered to publish adverts saying Samsung didn't copy the iPad

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Apple has been ordered by a UK judge to publish advertisements saying that Samsung did not copy the design of its iPad tablet, according to the Bloomberg news agency.

Apparently the judge says one such notice should remain on Apple's website for at least six months, while other adverts should be placed in a selection of newspapers and magazines.

A report on The Guardian website says the ads will be placed in its own newspaper as well as the Daily Mail and Financial Times.

The latest move follows Apple's failed attempt to block sales of the South Korean firm's Galaxy Tab tablets in the US, Germany and Australia.

Apple has not commented on the news.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.