Xiaomi’s IP issue: A risk or an opportunity?

China’s top smartphone maker has a long-standing track record of alleged copyright infringements. As its mega IPO looms, will this be a problem or a favourable factor instead?
Xiaomi TV (left) and Apple TV (right)
Xiaomi TV (left) and Apple TV (right)

Xiaomi is known as China’s Apple.

For the superfans, this is a compliment to the Chinese smartphone giant. But to the critics, it is an ironic commentary on just how the eight-year-old startup rose to become China’s top smartphone seller by following Apple's every move.

The Beijing-based company, which is now one of China's most recognisable homegrown consumer brands, is set to be the centre of attention of the global stock market next month after it launched its highly-anticipated initial public offering in Hong Kong, seeking as much as HK$48 billion $6.1 billion in what could be the world's largest IPO in nearly two years.

...
¬ Haymarket Media Limited. All rights reserved.

FinanceAsia has updated its subscription model.

Registered readers now have the opportunity to read 5 articles from our award-winning website for free.

To obtain unlimited access to our award-winning exclusive news and analysis, we offer subscription packages, including single user, team (2-10 users), or office-wide licences.

To help you and your colleagues access our proprietary content, please contact us at subscriptions@financeasia.com, or +(852) 2122 5222

Article limit is reached.

Hello! You have used up all of your free articles on FinanceAsia.

To obtain unlimited access to our award-winning exclusive news and analysis, we offer subscription packages, including single user, team (2-10 users), or office-wide licences. To help you and your colleagues access our proprietary content, please contact us at subscriptions@financeasia.com, or +(852) 2122 5222