In what may not be a surprise for any of us, Xiaomi has decided to fight against the Delhi High Court order which restricted world’s third largest smartphone maker to import or sell its smartphones in India.
In an interview with Economic Times, Manu Jain, head of Xiaomi’s India operations said,
We have not been served the notice till now, but we know about the issue. If the court has asked us not to do it, we won’t do it. We would want to be 100% compliant with Indian rules and regulations.
Earlier, Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s head of International operations had written a letter apologising to Indian Mi enthusiasts and reaffirmed that the brand will come back.
Xiaomi had been served with the injunction by Delhi High Court following Ericsson’s suit which alleged the Chinese smartphone maker for patent infringement. However, this ban has been under sever legal scrutiny, with many legal experts terming it illegitimate.
Also, the timing of this injunction seems strange, considering the fact that Xiaomi has been on its peak sales for quote some time and its recently launched Redmi Note was making waves ever since its India launch.
We will be presenting you with a full legal breakdown of the entire incident tomorrow, in a chat with out legal expert, Professor Shamnad Basheer from National Law University, Bangalore.