The US-based athletic footwear brand Skechers has filed cases in the Delhi high court against ecommerce giant Flipkart and four other sellers for selling Skechers’ fake products. The four sellers include Retail Net, Tech Connect, Unichem Logistics and Marco Wagon.
Ever since the inception of online marketplaces in India, selling of counterfeit products has rapidly grown and Skechers seems to be the latest victim of the issue.
The company, with the help of court-appointed local commissioners, raided seven warehouses of the sellers in Delhi and Ahmedabad and discovered more than 15,000 pairs of fake Skechers shoes, reports ET. It will raid more warehouses and then release the final count of shoes.
A Skechers’ spokesperson declined to comment on the development as the matter is sub judice but said that the company will take appropriate measures to protect its brand name and safeguard copyright and intellectual property.
“Flipkart is an online marketplace that helps sellers connect with customers across the country, We only act as an intermediary. We conduct our business with the highest standards of integrity and are fully compliant with all rules of the land. We cannot comment on the current issue as it is sub judice”, a Skechers spokesperson told ET.
The official also informed that the company will take appropriate action to protect its brand name and safeguard copyright and intellectual property.