Oppo ends distribution in France regardless of Nokia patent win

Oppo has pulled out of France regardless of successful a patent case there in opposition to Nokia.

As Frandroid stories, Oppo’s French distribution accomplice, Yang Know-how, has confirmed that the corporate’s distribution efforts for the territory are coming to an finish.

This doesn’t rule out French prospects sourcing Oppo telephones from resellers, after all, and nor does it rule out Oppo discovering another distributor for the area. Oppo’s French operation has reassured prospects that it has stepped in to take over customer support within the nation, and that any current orders will probably be fulfilled. Apart from that, nevertheless, the official Oppo distribution route for France seems to have been closed off.

What’s uncommon in all that is that the withdrawal comes simply as new emerges of Oppo successful its case in opposition to Nokia for patent infringement. The Paris Court docket of Justice rendered Nokia’s petition invalid resulting from “lack of novelty.”

There have been indicators that the corporate was seeking to pull out of the French market again in Could, when it mothballed its third-party advertising and marketing and gross sales operations groups within the nation. In the meantime, Oppo’s operation in German has been suspended resulting from the same patent dispute with Nokia.

All in all, these newest occasions solely serve to strengthen earlier rumours that Oppo is seeking to withdraw from key European markets, together with the UK, Germany, and The Netherlands. Oppo itself has all the time maintained that it isn’t planning on pulling out of Europe.

It doesn’t look good for Oppo’s case that its present flagship telephone, the fairly glorious Oppo Discover X6 Professional (pictured), hasn’t acquired a worldwide launch.