- Advertisment -

Apple Lost A Lawsuit Over” Right to Repair” In Norway

After reporting that local police forces are now able to unlock up-to-date iPhones and bypass all encryption, Motherboard today has yet published another report that’s related to iPhones, but the topic in this time is focus on the rights to repair your own devices.

To start, we need to know what exactly has happened. Last year, Apple is being informed that an electronics repair shop in Norway uses aftermarket iPhone screens to repair iPhones, the company has sent a letter to the shop owner, Henrik Huseby demanding him to stop using unauthorized parts, and asked him to sign an agreement not to “manufacture, import, sell, or otherwise” deal with any products that infringe Apple’s trademarks.

- Advertisement -

As it turns out, Huseby refused to do so, instead, he decided to fight the case. Apple in the time had five lawyers working on the case against Huseby. But guess what, Huseby won the case! In response, Apple appealed the results, in the meantime, Huseby is waiting for the court to accept the appeal.

The court decided that Norwegian law “does not prohibit a Norwegian mobile repair person from importing mobile screens from Asian manufacturers that are 100 percent compatible and completely identical to Apple’s own iPhone screens, so long as Apple’s trademark is not applied to the product.”

However, it should be note here that such case will only be relevant to Norway, in other word, the lawsuit should be of interest to other independent repair shops around the globe that may face similar situations with Apple. For instance, in the U.S., Apple has teamed up with the Department of Homeland Security and ICE to seize counterfeit parts in the United States and to raid the shops of independent iPhone repair professionals.


Leave a comment

Popular Stories

New iOS 14.2 Beta 4 Wallpapers

Apple has released iOS 14.2 Beta 4 and iPadOS 14.2 Beta 4 to registered developers, along with new wallpapers. Appleosophy has obtained these wallpapers...

EXCLUSIVE: How to get the Apple TV app for Windows 10 computers

Apple has been said to be working on a new Apple TV app for Windows 10 computers. Right now, the only Apple apps that...

Writer of the Month

Graphic Designer and Writer for Appleosophy Media

Recent Stories

Appleosophy Streaming Picks: October 23-29

The Halloween movies don't stop, but now we have Christmas movies also starting to make their way into 2020. I guess you could say...

How to stream Hallmark Channel’s 2020 Countdown to Christmas movies live

Yes, Halloween is literally a week from today, but that does not mean it is going to stop Hallmark from kicking off the Christmas...