Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Jul 2013 15:23 UTC
Humor "Surprise, surprise, a certain Korean company copies more of Apple's product design. When Apple launched the iPad mini in October 2012, Apple explained the design: the almost 8" screen size and thin border allow one-handed use. Now, the new 8" Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 has the same border design as the iPad mini." From what I can only assume is the The Onion of technology reporting. I love humour like this on a lazy Friday afternoon.
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RE[2]: Only in mobile tech...
by Bobthearch on Fri 19th Jul 2013 17:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Only in mobile tech..."
Bobthearch
Member since:
2006-01-27

Last time I checked every single soda can at the store was the exact same size and shape.

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jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

Let's hope your optometrist checks your eyes better than you check soda bottle design.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Ditto, he said *can* not bottle.

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RE[3]: Only in mobile tech...
by galvanash on Fri 19th Jul 2013 18:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Only in mobile tech..."
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

Last time I checked every single soda can at the store was the exact same size and shape.


Generic aluminum cans are not trademarked, primarily because they are all basically the same - there is no unique design element to trademark, its just a cylinder. Coca Cola bottles on the other hand are trademarked.

That is why you see hundreds of soda products using identically shaped cans, but you only see one bottled soda with the shape/contours of a Coca Cola bottle.

So I think the OPs point is valid - if you make a soda and put it in a bottle shaped like Coca Cola's they will sue the sh*t out of you...

On another note:

http://www.policymic.com/articles/39619/budweiser-bow-tie-can-11-3-...

This can is almost certainly trademarked, so if you want to get creative with cans it is possible.

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RE[4]: Only in mobile tech...
by vip2 on Fri 19th Jul 2013 19:20 in reply to "RE[3]: Only in mobile tech..."
vip2 Member since:
2013-07-03

Well, change the bottle shape a bit and add a twist and Coke wont sue...

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk164/brokken-paul/Glass%20C...

Still holds Brown yummy fluid inside and is the same size.

However, Make it exactly the same shape and size and add some squiggly lines and...

http://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/video/watch/10338697/coke-sues-pepsi...

The Galaxy Tabs are a different size than the iPad, have a different shape (wide-screen) and browse the internet almost the same way. When Sammy puts out some 4:3 ratio 10" or 8" tablets then we probably have an issue.

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