Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Aug 2011 09:22 UTC
Legal Earlier this week, we were introduced to a new concept in intellectual property law: the European 'Community Design'. The Community Design is a sort of trademark on design, and sits halfway between a trademark and a patent. I decided to investigate what, exactly, the laws and regulations around Community Designs are, and what I found was shocking. Think the USPTO is bad? Wait until you learn about the Community Design.
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They may not have outright lied but their statement clearly implied they had no knowledge of this proceeding at all and that's just not true.

It's not like the German court in question invented this process or that it was arcane or whatever (you yourself state this particular court handles many such cases).

Apple followed the law, Samsung followed the law, and the German court sided with Apple. You may not agree with this decision or the law in general but the law is the law.

It's lame PR move by Samsung and it's not going to endear them to the court in question by any means so it's a pretty bad move on their part.

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