The Delhi High Court has slapped a temporary sales ban on Chinese smart phone maker OnePlus after Micromax filed a lawsuit alleging that OnePlus had violated an exclusivity agreement that Microma had signed with Cyanogen.
We earlier reported that Xiaomi was hit with a ban in India where their phones were not allowed to be sold in the country. An Indian court later reversed that decision, ultimately allowing Xiaomi to resume sales until their hearing in February 2015 over alleged infringement of Ericsson’s patents.
Well, looks like another Chinese company has been hit with a ban in India, and this time it is the OnePlus, the makers of the CyanogenMod-powered OnePlus One. The Delhi High Court has recently served OnePlus with a ban that prevents the company from importing, selling, and marketing their handset in the country.
According to a Live Mint report, the Delhi High Court issued a temporary injunction order that restricts OnePlus from importing, marketing and selling Cyanogen-based handsets in India, with immediate effect.
However, the court has allowed OnePlus to clear its existing stock of smartphones listed on Amazon India’s website.
Here’s waht OnePlus has to say about the ban:
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.
We are still fully committed to serving our users in the region and, in light of this decision, are working to find a solution that will allow us to continue operations as soon as possible.
We regret the inconvenience this causes to OnePlus fans in India who have patiently waited for the opportunity to purchase the One.