On 18 May 2017, Nokia first announced the strategic agreement covering branding rights and intellectual property licensing with HMD Global.

Later, on 1 December, the completion of transactions between HMD, FIH Mobile Limited and Microsoft officially completed.

Soon after the transfer of rights, the reborn Nokia made a solid comeback with it’s first Android phone — the Nokia 6, followed by six other Android phones phones out of which, five made it to India.

Building on its interest in the Indian market, HMD Global has acquired the trademark for the (in India) Nokia “Asha” label.

The “Asha” label was acquired through the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

The trademark was transferred to HMD Global on 10 January, 2018.

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