Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, has filed a lawsuit against fake university and shopping malls who have been illegally using the name of its online shopping sites.
Alibaba has filed lawsuits against the three eco cities, with Hangzhou Intermediate People’s Court, accusing them of breaking trademark rules and unfair competition.
The operator of China’s largest online shopping sites Tmall and Taobao has accused that Taobao University and three Taobao eco cities had illegally used its name.
The copycat establishments are to be found in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, Linyi, Shandong Province and in the province of Guizhou.
These are the latest to be added to the long list of knockoffs, from Louis Vuitton bags to Adidas sneakers, that Alibaba is grappling with.