IndiaMart, the B2B e-commerce platform, has taken its recent competitor JD Mart, Justdial’s latest bet on business e-commerce, to court over copyright violations. IndiaMart has alleged that JustDial has copied the website compilations of the company.
The temporary injunction will prevent JustDial from launching the marketplace JD Mart, using the JD Mart name and using other intellectual properties including category tree, naming convention, supplier and product information and specifications.
“The Company would like to highlight the fact that Indiamart Intermesh Limited are themselves indulging in illegal activities in all possible manner by copying data/content of the Company, cybersquatting, etc. Presence of innumerable web pages on Indiamart Intermesh Limited’s live platforms, bearing the Company’s proprietary content and images bearing the Company’s watermark, has recently come to our notice. The Company is in the process of taking appropriate legal action to safeguard its interests from such malicious activities of Indiamart Intermesh Limited,” said Justdial in the filing.