After Xiaomi and Uber, now Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has banned by Delhi High Court because of a complaint filed by Micromax in which it stated that OnePlus has infringed its exclusive tie-up with Cyanogen Inc. for the use of software/ services and trademark in the country. OnePlus has been asked by the court to stop marketing, selling and shipping its OnePlus One phone in India.
In a statement to Medianama, the company has confirmed that, “In accordance with a judgement passed by the Delhi High Court, we will no longer be producing the OnePlus One with CyanogenMod to be sold in India.”
To read the full Delhi High Court judgement, click here.
Few days back, the Delhi High Court passed an ex parte injuction order against Xiaomi for infringing Ericsson’s Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and banned its selling, advertising, manufacturing or importing devices in India.
Xiaomi has managed to get some temporarily relief, as per its Vice President Hugo Barra’s post on his personal Facebook page – Delhi High Court has allowed import and selling of Qualcomm based handsets till January 8. The order was passed after Chinese smartphone manufacturer pleaded that they are only using Qualcomm chipsets , which has the required license from the Ericsson India.
Redmi 1S is coming back next week, the company having its sale on Tuesday, December 23 and registrations will open shorty.
Here is the full letter posted by Barra on Facebook:
** Resuming sales in India **
Dear Mi fans,
Last week, we were forced to suspend sales in India due to an order passed by the Delhi High Court. Thanks for the overwhelming support so many of you have shown to Mi India in response to that!
We are happy to announce that the Delhi High Court today issued a ruling in our favor, allowing us to resume sales in India subject to certain terms.
The good news is that Redmi 1S is coming back next week and we’ll be having our next sale on Tuesday, December 23. Registration will open shortly — keep an eye on the Mi India page for details!
We will also be resuming sales of Redmi Note shortly, with the 4G model this time. More details on that very soon, stay tuned!
(on behalf of the Mi India team)
In addition to this, earlier this month, the Delhi Government banned all activities by cab service Uber after one of its drivers was arrested on charges of raping a woman. And the company has stopped its activity in national capital region. Even other technology based cab providers – TaxiForSure and Olacabs have been prohibited to operate in the National Capital unless they get a license from the Government. Whom will India ban next?