After threatening legal action against Unicommerce eSolutions, Paytm Mall has now told its sellers not to use services of the company, which is the technology solutions arm of Snapdeal. Paytm’s e-commerce platform also warned that any breach in this could result in either termination of contract or action for infringement of its legal rights.
A few days ago, Paytm Mall had announced that it plans to take legal action against Unicommerce eSolutions for data misuse.
Besides, the Noida-based firm also alleged that Unicommerce has used Paytm’s trade name in an unauthorised way and misled sellers by telling them that it has tied up with Paytm.
“Paytm Ecommerce is not in any type of agreement of integration of our Paytm Seller Panel nor has authorised any third party/entity including the Unicommerce eSolutions, which is now Snapdeal, to facilitate any inventory or order management for Paytm sellers,” the firm said in an email to sellers on its platform.
Unicommerce is used by many sellers on Paytm’s platform to manage orders and inventory across multiple marketplaces and carts.
In April last year Paytm had filed a lawsuit against Unicommerce in the Delhi High Court, accusing it of accessing confidential business data on its commerce platform via the sellers on the platform.
A Paytm Mall spokesperson said that in response to a petition previously filed by One97 Communications, Unicommerce had categorically stated before the court “that they have stopped using trade mark/logo of Paytm in their website and that they will not use it in future as well”.
“However, in a recent announcement on their website, Unicommerce has not only used trade name ‘Paytm’ but has also spread false and misleading message to sellers that it has an integration with Paytm,” the spokesperson said.