Xiaomi threatens legal action against unauthorized websites in India selling banned handsets

Xiaomi threatens legal action against unauthorized websites in India selling banned handsets
Thanks to a patent infringement suit brought against Xiaomi in India by Ericsson, the red hot smartphone manufacturer is limited in the country to selling its handsets powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chips. That means that Xiaomi models powered by MediaTek processors cannot be legally sold in India.

Recently, Ericsson took Xiaomi back to court, claiming that the latter was not abiding by the court's order and was selling phones with MediaTek silicon inside. But Xiaomi said that these sales were being conducted by third party websites that are not authorized to sell Xiaomi phones. Now, Xiaomi is taking legal action against these rogue retail sites. One such site, Xiaomishop.com, has already been shut down.

In India, only Flipkart and Airtel are authorized to sell Xiaomi smartphones. The manufacturer said that it will take legal action against the remaining four or five unauthorized websites selling its wares. Meanwhile, with Foxconn as a partner, Xiaomi is looking to build a factory in the country that will help it more easily comply with Indian law.


source: EconomicTimes via AndroidAuthority

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9 Comments

1. Kumar123 unregistered

Good decision, Xiaomi. Start building the factory already. Apple now dominates High-end market, Xiaomi should dominated low-mid end sector. Hopefully they will become the dominant player in the android market very soon.

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

'They're infringing on trademarks and they're making the world believe that it's a genuine Xiaomi (site), which it is not' - Xiaomi Does anyone else see the irony in the statement ?

3. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

I found it hilarious as well.

6. JMartin22

Posts: 2415; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Tell me about it, it's merely a taste of what they will experience if they ever try to do business in North America, Europe or any location with a developed market.

9. Paximos

Posts: 283; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Yep, where Adam's Family live!!!

4. jgilk1

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

sounds like normal buisines scheme oh we were selling these phone to them but bad on them for selling them in this country

5. Simona unregistered

indiaaa mafiaaa

7. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

A counterfeit company suing another counterfeit company.

8. Paximos

Posts: 283; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Xiaomishop.com is up and alive

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