While reports had poured in early morning today, about Paytm appealing to the court for a restraining order against Snapdeal-owned Unicommerce, the Delhi High Court has denied all such orders. At least this is what Unicommerce claims, though Paytm of course has its own side of the story, wherein it has furnished proof that the court has in fact accepted its orders.
The following was told to The Tech Portal by a Unicommerce spokesperson, who detailed the entire scenario and the current state of the lawsuit. The spokesperson further claimed, that the court has in fact blocked Paytm’s restraining attempts against the company. Here’s what the spokesperson told us :
According to court proceedings, all interim injunctions sought by Paytm were denied by the Hon’ble Court in its interim order dated 21.04.2014. Paytm’s plea to restrain Unicommerce from using the word “paytm” was denied. Unicommerce was held free to use the word paytm in normal font, should it so desire.
This comes amid Paytm’s allegations against Unicommerce, which stated that the Snapdeal owned E-Commerce enabler had accessed confidential business data on Paytm’s commerce platform through the sellers on this platform. It has also claimed that Unicommerce is using Paytm’s logo and name without any authorization.
The court however, has cleared Unicommerce of those accusations, since the company confirmed in court that it had dis-continued the use of the Paytm logo since December 2015. It agreed to be bound by its current practice and not use the same in the future as well.
Paytm had brought in an old Youtube video as evidence, which Unicommerce has promptly removed. The company has also taken down Paytm’s logo from the same.
Paytm’s plea to restrain Unicommerce from accessing information derived from its sellers was also denied by the High Court. The Court found no reason to change the status quo of the company accessing the seller data as a representative of the seller and making such data available back to them. Unicommerce clarified in Court that the seller data is accessed with the consent of the sellers in order to help the sellers improve their business and it does not use it for itself.