The 43rd court of the Bogota circuit decided to ban the sale of iPhone and iPad models. Those who manage 5G technology in Colombia. This is due to several lawsuits over the patent between Apple and Ericsson.
The decision came after the court found that Apple had infringed on the Colombian patent NC2019/0003681. 5G technology. This permit was granted to Ericsson in 2019 and is valid until December 2037..
In December 2021, Apple sued Ericsson, alleging that the company violated the FRAND terms. (measures that create a fair market for patents). This means that Apple is complaining that Ericsson is charging too much for patent license fees.
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Demand is not only available in the country. Ericsson is owned by the Swedish multinational company Apple. violated 12 patents, No agreement has been reached so far and it is known. The trial will take place in June 2023.
The court ruling says that Apple is prohibited from selling, marketing and advertising iPhones and iPads with 5G technology.
You should also “warn and communicate” with vendors, distributors and dealers to ensure compliance with the sentence.
This means that devices that have been on the Colombian market so far can be sold in authorized stores.
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EL TIEMPO has contacted iShop and Mac Center, the official trade centers of the brand, and stated that they will not comment for now.
– iPhone SE 2022
– iPhone 13 Mini
– iPhone 13 Pro
– iPhone 13 Pro Max
– iPhone 12 Mini
– iPhone 12 Pro
– iPhone 12 Pro Max
-iPad Pro (11 inch)
-iPad Pro (12.9 inch)
According to the communiqué issued by the 43rd court of Bogota“Apple Colombia SAS immediately suspends and suspends the importation into the Republic of Colombia of any device or mobile phone that uses or complies with the technology protected by Claim 13 of Patent No 36031”.
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Moreover, Ordered the National Directorate of Taxes and Customs (DIAN) to advance all actions It is intended to prevent the entry of devices or the country as soon as possible.
It also referred to owners of supermarkets, retailers, social networking platforms, mass media and electronic commerce platforms in the national territory to take the strict measures necessary to comply with the court order.
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