According to a report, the Delhi High Court has put a halt on Xiaomi’s surging sales in India by passing an ex-parte injunction order. This decision comes after Ericsson India had filed a case against Xiaomi, and stops the selling, advertising, manufacturing or importing devices that infringe upon Ericsson’s patents. In fact, the judge also directed the customs officials to stop the imports under the IPR Rules, 2007 and local commissioners too have been appointed to visit Xiaomi India offices to ensure the implementation of the order.
The adverse order in the case seems to have come about after Xiaomi allegedly ignored Ericsson’s repeated communications. Reports indicate that Flipkart is also implicated in the case, and that the Delhi High Court granted the injunction after Xiaomi did not respond to Ericsson’s missives.
Xiaomi, which came into India in June 2014, has now created a large user base in India and now, it remains to be seen whether it is a goodbye for Xiaomi or not.
In an emailed statement to NDTV Gadgets, Xiaomi India Head, Manu Jain, responded to the Delhi High Court Injunction
While we haven’t received an official notice from the Delhi High Court, our legal team is currently evaluating the situation based on the information we have.
India is a very important market for Xiaomi and we will respond promptly as needed and in full compliance with Indian laws. Moreover, we are open to working with Ericsson to resolve this matter amicably.