Paytm Mall will take legal action against Unicommerce

Paytm Mall will take legal action against Unicommerce

Paytm Mall operator of online marketplace of Paytm ECommerce Pvt. Ltd , will take legal action against Unicommerce eSolutions Pvt. Ltd for data misuse, Coo Amit Sinha said. This comes a week after Unicommerce said that Paytm withdrew the case as it failed to provide proof to support its allegations of data misuse.

“Definitely,” Sinha told VCCircle when asked whether Paytm Mall will take legal recourse against the technology solutions arm of online retailer Snapdeal.

Paytm Mall is majority owned by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Holdings. It was created last year when Vijay Shekhar Sharma-led One97 Communications Ltd separated its e-commerce and digital payments businesses under Paytm ECommerce and Paytm Payments Bank Ltd, respectively.

Before the business division, Paytm had filed a lawsuit against Unicommerce in the Delhi High Court, accusing it of accessing confidential business data on its commerce platform via the sellers on the platform. Paytm had also alleged that Unicommerce was using Paytm’s logo and name without authorisation. However, Amit clarified that the case was filed by Paytm before its division. And since ‘Paytm’ is no longer in the business of ecommerce, it withdrew the case. Paytm Mall will now follow up on the matter.

Case Background

Paytm filed a lawsuit against Unicommerce in the Delhi High Court in April 2016 accusing it of accessing confidential business data on Paytm’s commerce platform via the sellers on the platform. It also alleged that Unicommerce was using Paytm’s logo and name without authorization.

The Delhi HC then issued an order on April 21 that while the senior counsel for the defendant (Unicommerce) states that the defendant stopped using the Paytm trademark/logo on its website/portal, it shall remain bound by this statement and shall not use the trademark i.e. the logo of the plaintiff on its website. It also instructed Unicommerce to pull down the YouTube videos where the Paytm logo was being used.

The order also said that Unicommerce shall not access the information derived on behalf of the sellers who are registered with Paytm and shall not use the said data for itself.

By Entrepreneurikshaw Team
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