What Happens if Apple Wins EU Tablet Dispute?
Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 24/08/2011 14:00
What is the difference between an air freshener bottle and a tablet computer? Quite a lot, Apple will be hoping, when it returns to court in Düsseldorf, Germany, on Thursday 25 August trying to prove the Samsung Tab 10.1 is a copy of the iPad.
The importance of the air freshener bottles is they were the focus of the first Community design case to go all the way through the appeals process. Proctor & Gamble claimed Reckitt Benckiser's "Air Wick Odour Stop" copied the"Febreze Air Effects" canister. Much to the surprise of many intellectual property (IP) lawyers Procter & Gamble lost the case.
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