Snapdeal has released a new programme called Brand Shield to stop the sale of counterfeit merchandises on their e-commerce site. The programme will include a triple check point process for brands to report infringement and Snapdeal has promised to take down such listing within 1 business day.
Delhi High Court’s single-judge Bench led by Justice Pratibha M Singh has brought in a much-needed clarity on qualification as an intermediary and who can, therefore, use the ‘safe harbour’ provision. The judgment analyses what factors would disqualify an e-commerce website to be categorised as an intermediary.
On October 31, 2018, Madras High Court banned the online sale of drugs till November 9, 2018 which caused panic among the online pharmacies. The Court later clarified that the ban was applicable only on unauthorised online drug sellers.
UK’s PIPCU has issued a statement warning consumers to be cautious while buying Halloween costumes online as they might not be upto standards and could lead to physical harm, fraud or identity theft.
Amway took the e-commerce giant Flipkart to the court for allowing unauthorised and illegal selling of Amway products on its platform thereby violating the Direct Selling Guidelines issued by the Government.