Skyworth demands Pinduoduo remove fake listings

创维发严正声明:要求拼多多停止售假 – Caijing

What happened: Chinese audio-visual equipment manufacturer Skyworth has asked social e-commerce company Pinduoduo to remove and stop selling any counterfeit Skyworth products on its platform. The company requires Pinduoduo to stop the sale of these products with immediate effect. It said it has the right to pursue those who were infringing upon its products.

Why it’s important: Pinduoduo has long had a reputation for selling cheap low-quality products and therefore led crackdowns on counterfeit products in the past. These prohibitions have caused outrage among the platforms merchants, who at times, have said the company’s assessment criteria were unfair. Earlier this year, sellers even went as far as protesting at the company’s office in Shanghai. Nonetheless, Pinduoduo will have to remain vigilant and risk upsetting its merchants in the coming months to limit the sale of counterfeit products, particularly after its US-based IPO.