OnePlus One was restricted to import or carry any promotional activity in India after an injunction on sales following Micromax complaint regarding exclusivity of CyanogenMod 11. Now a panel of judges have lifted the ban and allowed OnePlus One to carry their business with further discussion on next hearing scheduled on 7th January 2015.
OnePlus One was banned due to an agreement between Micromax and Cyanogen Inc. which stated exclusive rights of Cyanogenmod in India lies with Micromax. Micromax in the legal battle successfully derailed OnePlus One campaign to launch in India with an injunction on sales.
But in fresh new hearing with Judges Pradeep Nandrajog and RK Gauba said the court will start fresh hearing from 7th January, 2015 and until then ban has been lifted from OnePlus One.
The case was rescheduled as OnePlus One didn’t get a chance to clarify certain points which were that it uses different version of the software Cyanogenmod 11S and not Cyanogenmod 11 which exclusive rights in India are in hands of Micromax. Another valid point is both Oneplus One and Yureka smartphone are not direct competitors due to difference in pricing.
The Court therefore asked Cyanogen Inc. and OnePlus One team to file a written statement and has also rightly branded the Cyanogen Team to be root cause of problem. It is a good news for OnePlus One fans that the ban is now over and soon they can expect to buy one of the finest smartphone in India.