Premium audio devices manufacturer Harman International (India) Pvt has slapped a legal notice on online e-tailer Shopclues.com for selling “counterfeit products” from various vendors.
In a release, Harman alleged that the JBL products listed and offered for sale to consumers on the website are counterfeits and replicas of the real products designed to “take advantage of the superior value and reputation of the original JBL by Harman brand”.
A probe by Harman found a sizeable number of fake JBL products the site. Harman has requested the online portal to withdraw all products and remove any listings of fake JBL branded products as well as blacklist the vendors. The portal has also been asked to implement certain vendor verification procedures so as to prevent such occurrences in future.
Sharath S, Director – Lifestyle business at Harman India, said: “This action against ShopClues serves as a reminder for all consumers to remain vigilant against fake products sold online. We strongly recommend that consumers make their online purchases from Harman’s official e-commerce website – harmanaudio.in.”