China’s Alibaba Sues Vendors Over Selling Counterfeits

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has filed a lawsuit against two vendors for allegedly
selling counterfeit goods, it said. “Selling counterfeits not only violates our service agreement, it also infringes on the intellectual property rights of the brand owner, puts inferior products in the hands of consumers and ruins the hard-earned trust and reputation Alibaba has with our customers,” said Jessie Zheng, Alibaba Group’s chief platform governance
officer.

The shopping site said this was the first time an e-commerce giant had taken a counterfeiter to court in the world’s second-largest economy.

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