I live like Oppo: sales stop in Germany for infringement of Nokia patents

i live like oppo: sales stop in germany for infringement
i live like oppo: sales stop in germany for infringement


The brand I live is obliged to stop marketing smartphones in Germany until he finds a agreement with Nokia on the use of patents. This was established by the Mannheim court at the request of the Finnish company.

The blockade is similar to the one imposed last year on Oppo and OnePlus, guilty of having illegally exploited essential technologies for 4G communication standards owned by Nokia. Same situation for vivo, in turn guilty of having violated the same patent (EP2981103) relating to the “assignment of preamble sequences for a login procedure in a mobile communication system“.


The Chinese company has released an official statement on its website reiterating the full respect for intellectual property:

In recent years vivo has entered into licensing agreements with several leading companies. We have negotiated with Nokia for mutual license renewals, but to date we have not been able to reach an agreement.

And here I live passes to counterattackaccusing Nokia of failing to “yet fulfilled its obligation to offer a license on FRAND terms“, that is to say fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory. However, given the ruling of the Mannheim regional court, the Chinese company – which belongs to BBK like Oppo and OnePlus – is preparing to “suspend the sale and marketing of the affected products through the official channels of vivo Germany“.


alive will present appealparallel manifests the intention of reaching an agreement with Nokia to end the dispute. The vivo products will continue to be available in Germany, but not through official channels, in addition the company reiterates its interest in maintaining its commitment to the German market unchanged:

Our plans for a long-term engagement in the German market remain unchanged. Vivo will continue to have a presence in Germany in the future and our customers can continue to rely on our service. There is no impact on our business outside of Germany.

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