Snapdeal has been slapped with a legal notice by Nalli Silk, an Indian wardrobe store and silk saree emporium based in Chennai.
Snapdeal has been accused of misusing Nalli's registered trade mark and images on the former's website. Nalli on June 17 issued an official statement in which it claimed to have issued a cease and desist notice to Snapdeal through their lawyers.
The official statement by Nalli reads, "The notice is to make Snapdeal immediately cease and desist using their trademark Nalli as their search criteria or in any other manner and to remove all photographic images of Nalli."
According to sources, Nalli had noticed the goof-up while browsing on Google. The statement says, "Nalli Chinnasami Chetty are the registered owners of the trademark "Nalli" which is registered."
Nalli also claimed that Snapdeal deliberately used the former's trademark to deceive the public to unjustly enrich itself to make the public assume that the original "Nalli" silk sarees were available on their website.
Nalli's statement also adds, "Online sale of Nalli products is done exclusively through our website "nalli.com", and nowhere else."
Meanwhile, a spokesperson of Snapdeal confirmed that they have received the legal notice from Nalli and assured that Snapdeal will take appropriate action as per law.