Micromax is gearing up for its CyanogenMod based Yu smartphones release which is scheduled for tomorrow, the Gurgaon based handset manufacturer has filed a temporary injunction from the Delhi high-court against the Chinese OnePlus Technology.
The court prohibited OnePlus from selling, marketing, and shipping OnePlus One mobiles in India. Although, Justice Manmohan Singh allowed OnePlus to clear its stock which was released on Amazon.in.
The order was issued in a suit filed by Micromax, asking the Delhi High-court to restrain OnePlus from infringing the exclusive rights it had acquired by an "ambient services and application distributions agreement" with US-based software developing company Cyanogen.
OS Cyanogen comes with highly customizable UI and with this collaboration, Indian mobile manufacturer Micromax now owns an exclusive license to distribute CyanogenMod OS as a part of its devices in India.
Micromax claimed that it had incurred major expenses for creation of a brand exclusively for the Indian users who could experience the beauty of Cyanogen operating system and it would suffer irreparable damage and loss if the defendants (OnePlus) are permitted to continue with their illegal acts in violation of the agreement between Micromax and Cyanogen.
However, Micromax has an exclusive contract for South Asia, OnePlus on the other hand doesn't own any such license for the global sale except in China. The court also noted that OnePlus can sue Cyanogen for the breach of contract, while OnePlus doesn't seem to have any signs of relief from the Indian based company, Micromax.
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