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Amazon.in, Snapdeal in US 'Notorious' markets list

In all, the US Trade Representatives' (USTR) annual list has 38 online markets and 34 physical markets that are reported to engage in or facilitate substantial trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy. Other than Snapdeal, the four markets are Tank Road in Delhi, Heera Panna in Mumbai, Kidderpore in Kolkata and Millennium Centre in Aizawl.

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Last Updated: Apr 30, 2020, 12.00 AM IST
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New Delhi: Amazon.in, Snapdeal and four Indian shopping complexes have figured in the US' 2020 edition of the 'Notorious Markets' list for counterfeiting and piracy. The US trade representative's (USTR) office listed Amazon's web domains in India, Canada, France, Germany and the UK, along with four markets in India -Tank Road in Delhi, Heera Panna in Mumbai, Kidderpore in Kolkata and Millennium Centre in Aizawl. Amazon meanwhile termed it an act of political vendetta.

"We strongly disagree with the characterisation of Amazon in this USTR report. This purely political act is another example of the Administration using the US government to advance a personal vendetta against Amazon," an Amazon spokesperson emailed when asked for comment.

"We are an active, engaged stakeholder in the fight against counterfeit, and we call on lawmakers to increase funding and resources for law enforcement agencies so we can hold the real criminals accountable," the spokesperson said.

In all, the USTR annual list has 38 online markets and 34 physical markets that are reported to engage in or facilitate substantial trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy.
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