The French smartphone brand Wiko is no longer allowed to sell or have products sold that infringe a patent from Philips, according to a judgment of the court in The Hague that was made public on Tuesday, discovered tech website Bright .
In the ruling of December 24, the Court of Appeal obliges Wiko to inform customers that the products in question can no longer be sold and that the current stock must be returned to the company so that the French company can destroy it.
A Philips spokesperson told NU.nl on Wednesday "to be aware of the ruling of the Court of Appeal in The Hague, confirming that Wiko has infringed our patent", but says he does not want to respond further because the company also in other patent cases against Wiko in the courtroom.
Wiko did not respond directly to the request for a response on Wednesday. The company, which is part of the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Tinno, is a relatively small player in the Dutch smartphone market.