In China once again allowed to sell the iPhone

In China once again allowed to sell the iPhone

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The lifting of the ban on iPhone 6

Apple won in China trial, following which she was allowed to sell in the local market of smartphones iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Selling these models in China was banned in may 2016 by the decision of the Bureau of intellectual property of Beijing.

The ban was imposed after the Chinese smartphone maker Shenzhen Baili Marketing Services complained that the design of the iPhone 6 is copied from its model 100c. Model 100c on sale in April 2014, iPhone 6 was released in September. Baili complaint was filed in the same year. After one and a half years of proceedings, the request was granted, banning sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China.

Apple Actions

In conjunction with the local retailer Zoomflight, who was involved in the implementation of the iPhone 6, Apple appealed the ban on the sale in court. Simultaneously the company filed an administrative appeal, which ultimately allowed it contrary to the prohibition to continue the actual sale of iPhone 6 to a retrial.

Recently the court for intellectual property ruled that the ban on the sale of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was made in violation of procedure, namely, in the absence of sufficient evidence that the product violates Apple’s patent rights Baili. In the court’s view, externally, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can be easily distinguished from 100c. In the end, the ban was lifted. The Baili and the Bureau for intellectual property of Beijing announced that they are considering the possibility of appealing against the court verdict.

Apple won the patent dispute, the object of which was the design of the iPhone 6