Samsung Electronics, which had been banned from the sale of 61 types of smartphones by a Russian court, won the appeal on the 17th, overturning the judgment of the lower court.
According to Reuters, an attorney for Samsung Electronics said that Samsung Electronics won the appeal. Russias Ria news agency reported the same.
As a result, Samsung Electronics will no longer be restricted from selling products under Russian law.
A Russian court ruled in favor of the plaintiff in a lawsuit filed by Swiss company Scwin SA in July last year, claiming that Samsung Pay, a mobile payment service installed in Samsung Electronics smartphones, infringed its patents. In October of the same year, starting with the Galaxy J5 released in 2017, the sale of 61 models, including the latest models, the Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Folder, was banned in Russia.
Accordingly, Samsung Electronics and Samsung Electronics Ruth Company, a local subsidiary in Russia, filed an appeal against the judgment of the first trial in November last year.
Samsung Electronics attorney Natalia Gullyaeva said on the same day that Samsungs claims were carefully considered and accepted.
Samsung also said it welcomed the decision. However, Scwin SA did not immediately respond.
Samsung Pay service built into your phone. <TAS = Yonhap News>