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Beverly Hills Polo Club cries out for counterfeit chaos

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

In a probable first, the yesterday restrained Export Sales LLC from selling products through its on www.in.

The action for trademark infringement has been brought by the global brand Polo Club against and (which operates through the platform of Amazon).

As a background Polo earlier, this year had claimed that some of Amazon's sellers were involved in widespread supply and sale of goods. "The defendant shall remove forthwith from its platform any URLs which are pointed out by the plaintiff which are selling products in violation of the plaintiff's right," a July 2018 court ruling said so.

The has also directed to disclose the details of all its suppliers who provide the product stock to the Amazon for further resale. Polo Club has dragged Amazon to Court claiming that it was knowingly and directly both selling as well as harboring counterfeiting activities, which were being actively promoted by its Global Store as well as by third-party sellers on Amazon.in.

"Counterfeiting activities on Amazon have seriously impacted the brand in Due to the safe harbor provided to infringers by Amazon, we do not have fair access to the Indian market. Due to the rapid expansion of in India, of which Amazon is both credible and dominant in with the offer of cheap and inferior by Amazon's own store as well as third parties, the Brand has been impacted. Amazon is clearly abusing its dominant position in the Indian market.

There ought to be check and balances under any law such that rights are not unfairly exploited. Despite our continuing notification to Amazon of infringing activities, sold directly by Amazon, as well as by third-party sellers, Amazon has continued its illegal and abusive practices and actively promoted the sale of counterfeit products," said, Eli Haddad, Founder & Managing Director, Club.

Sim and San, Attorneys at Law, represented Club in the matter.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 12:50 IST
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