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.