On the same day when Delhi High Court gave a breather to Chinese handset company, Xiaomi, to resume sales pending a patent infringement allegation, another bench of the same court put a temporarily barred another Chinese company, OnePlus, from selling and shipping its mobiles in India.
The Delhi High court has barred the company from selling devices with the mark Cyanogen. The order came in a plea of Micromax seeking to restraint OnePlus from infringing the exclusive rights it has acquired by an agreement with Cyanogen, a US-based software developing that specialises in the modification of the Android operating system.
Meanwhile as per a report of Live Mint, Micromax was given an exclusive licence to integrate and distribute Cyanogen’s technology as a part of its devices in India. OnePlus too has a licence agreement with Cyanogen to use its trademark and software in the entire world except mainland China which it had inked in February.
“As a result, while Micromax has an exclusive licence for South Asia, OnePlus has a non-exclusive licence for the entire world except China. Cyanogen has clarified that its agreement with Micromax supersedes all prior agreements,” the financial daily reported.
The court however gave a breather to OnePlus, which launched its OnePlus One phone in India on December 2 via Amazon for Rs 21,999, to clear its stock. The OnePlus One has created a stir in the handset market like Xiaomi’s Mi3 with its powerful features like 5.5-inch full HD IPS LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 3GB RAM, 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, and Android KitKat operating system. The smartphone boasts a 13-megapixel rear camera with six lenses and f/2.0 aperture with a claimed shutter speed of only 0.3 seconds. It also has a 5-megapixel front camera. For connectivity, OnePlus One offers 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC functionality. It features a 3100mAh non-removable battery.