Taobao Wins Landmark Case Against Vendor That Sells Fake Cat Food on its platform

Taobao Wins Landmark Case Against Vendor That Sells Fake Cat Food on its platform

2017/7/26

The Shanghai People's Court of Fengxian District on July 20 ordered an online pet food shop to pay 120,000 yuan ($17,700) in compensation to Taobao after it was found guilty of selling fake Royal Canin cat food on the e-commerce platform. The ruling is the first of its kind in China.
The court ruled that the shop damaged the reputation of Taobao and demanded that the defendant, a man surnamed Yao, to pay the compensation within 10 days. According to the court, Yao started to sell pet food on Taobao in 2015. The online platform and Mars, the multinational company which owns Royal Canin and a number of other pet food brands, later suspected that the cat food sold by Yao might be fake. Their suspicions were later confirmed by lab tests.


Source: China Daily




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