Tesla prohibits car deliveries to Japan

Tesla prohibits car deliveries to Japan

March 19, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Sharp filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the Japanese division of Tesla, seeking an injunction to stop importing some electric vehicles into Japan, a source familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

A lawsuit filed in Tokyo alleges that mobile equipment installed on some Tesla models infringes on Sharp patents, said a source who declined to be identified due to the sensitive nature of the problem.

A Sharp spokesman declined to comment, while Tesla did not immediately respond to a Reuters request by email.

Sharp, a division of Taiwanese Foxconn, has been active in patent infringement cases in recent months, blaming US television brand Vizio Inc and Chinese smartphone maker OPPO.