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Amazon and Cloudtail, Appario related as preferred sellers: CCI lawyer

Big e-commerce firms selling their own private labelled brands and inventory at discounts, High Court told

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Appario Retail is a subsidiary of Frontizo, which is a joint venture between Amazon and the Patni Group.

Peerzada Abrar Bengaluru
A lawyer for the Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Thursday told the Karnataka High Court that Amazon and Appario and Cloudtail are related, arguing that the e-commerce giant gives the "preferred sellers" priority and pushes down others in search results.

Cloudtail, one of the largest sellers on Amazon India, is owned by Prione Business Services, a joint venture between the e-commerce company and Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy’s Catamaran Ventures. Appario Retail is a subsidiary of Frontizo, which is a joint venture between Amazon and the Patni Group.

The High Court is hearing two petitions by Amazon and Flipkart to

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First Published: Mar 18 2021 | 6:11 PM IST

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