Sharp to sue Hisense over TV sales

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The Nikkei business daily has reported that Sharp is taking legal action against the Hisense Group allegedly as a result of selling TV sets in North America under the Sharp brand.

Sharp filed a federal lawsuit and action with a US based trade body, after supposedly “low quality” TVs were sold under the Sharp brand, which is licensed by Nikkei, however no sources have been cited. 

Sharp had previously asked the US International Trade Commission to investigate Wi-Fi enabled devices and parts after Sharp accused Hisense of infringing on the company’s patents.