Xiaomi Plans To Take Legal Action Against Unauthorised Importers In India

Posted by News Room On Monday, February 23, 2015 0 comments
xiaomi mobileChinese phonemaker Xiaomi can’t sell its MediaTek based smartphones in India due to an ongoing patents case in the Delhi High Court from Ericsson, but that hasn’t stopped others from importing the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3G which runs on a MediaTek processor.
Xiaomi plans to take legal action against these resellers for using its name in the name of the sites, trying to pass themselves off as official marketplaces.
The Mediatek-powered smartphones were being sold by Xiaomishop.com, which as per the Chinese company, is not an authorised seller of their products. Manu jain, head of India operations at Xiaomi, said that they are infringing on the company’s trademarks and making the world believe that it’s an authorised Xiaomi site. The products sold on this website are not meant for India and the website is also selling the products at higher rates.
The company has already written to the website several times but now they have decided to move head legally against them. Jain further added, though the site has stop functioning by now, the company will still take legal action against them along with 4-5 other sites as well. Only Flipkart and Airtel are the authorised Xiaomi sellers in India. Xiaomi is also in talks with manufacturing partners Foxconn and Inventec to set up a manufacturing base in India, which is the second most important market for the company after China.
Xiaomi will also set up Mi.com, its own e-commerce site to sell products including its Ivs, routers and other goodies. Mi.com is expected to be launched in 2015 and it will continue operating along with Flipkart, as per Jain.

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