Vivo exits German market after OnePlus, OPPO due to patent dispute

After OnePlus and OPPO, now smartphone brand Vivo has also exited the German market and said its products are not currently available in the country.

“Unfortunately, Vivo products are not currently available in Germany,” Vivo said in a statement on its website.

Accordingly, there is no product information available on our German website.

“If you are using a vivo product, you can still count on our customer service,” she added.

The company also said that owners of Vivo in Germany will continue to receive future software updates.

All three of these brands that have exited the German market are owned by the Chinese conglomerate BBK Electronics.

According to WinFuture, Vivo has left the German market due to a patent dispute with Finnish telecom company Nokia.

In August last year, global smartphone manufacturers OPPO and OnePlus halted sales of smartphones and smartwatches in Germany after losing a patent lawsuit against Nokia.

Nokia has accused the companies of using its patented technology to process 4G and 5G signals without paying for a license.

The companies blamed “Nokia’s claim to pay unreasonably high fees” on the patents as the cause of the lawsuit.

– Jans


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First published: June 12, 2023 | 4:40 p.m ist