Russian Chamber for Patent says Apple’s iPad design is not unique

Once again Apple’s appeal has been rejected by Russian Chamber for Patent to register a iPad’s design, Cnews has reported. Apple re-filed an appeal with the chamber after the Russian Patent Office rejected its request in April 2012.
Apple has been arguing that the design it’s trying to patent is specific to iPad tablets and distinct from other. But Russian chamber has said that Apple cannot patent the design as most of the modern communication devices by different vendors looks same in design which are flat and thin. The difference in dimensions, display size and buttons layout cannot be the criteria.