Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Aug 2011 17:32 UTC
Legal Okay, I didn't see this one coming. German press agency dpa is reporting that Apple has been granted a preliminary injunction barring Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 from being distributed in the entire European Union except for The Netherlands, over a design patent. Competition at its finest, people, and this is clearly in the interest of consumers. I'm ashamed to be European. Updates in the article now. This iterative update process isn't really working when you've got a gazillion of them.
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Design and copy: an interesting judgment
by roger64 on Wed 10th Aug 2011 19:37 UTC
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Sorry it's in French.

A shoe designer called Louboutin in the United States wanted to protect the red sole of its shoes against Saint Laurent copying. This has been judged in court and he lost.

If you can do it for the shoes, you can do it for the shape of the box...

Edited 2011-08-10 19:39 UTC

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