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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LOL. Samsung deceived you all
by Babi Asu on Sat 13th Aug 2011 12:22 UTC
Babi Asu
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LOL, Samsung deceived you all. Samsung's play as victim successfully attracted fandroids and iHaters sympathy.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:

Oh god learn to read. They did not deceive anyone, ffs.

As is common practice if you expect a preliminary injunction in Germany, you file a document with some procedural objections in every Bundesland ('state'). Considering Germany is the prime place to get EU-wide injunctions, it makes sense to do so if you are in a global legal battle. It's a common-sense precaution.

This IN NO WAY contradicts Samsung's statement that they were not notified - because when Apple filed the injunction, Samsung was indeed NOT NOTIFIED. They did not lie - they told the truth, without even spinning it. The fact that they filed the document does not mean they knew about the injunction, much in the same way that posting a "Do not park here" sign does not automatically mean you know someone is going to park there on Sunday, 23 June, 2012.

Come on people, learn to fcuking read.

Edited 2011-08-13 12:42 UTC

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kristoph Member since:

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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