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Bengaluru: Nikon India Pvt. Ltd has decided to take down the caution notice to its customers with references to online marketplaces such as Flipkart and Snapdeal posted on its website. The notice advised customers to check warranty entitlements while buying its products from online marketplaces.

The camera maker will now replace it with a general caution notice without any reference to any particular company.

Nikon India does not sell its products online, instead directs its customers to its authorised dealers.

The camera maker had earlier published a caution notice on its website stating that e-commerce websites like “Flipkart (Flipkart Internet Pvt Ltd, WS Retail Services Pvt. Ltd), Snapdeal (Jasper Infotech Pvt Ltd) are not our authorized partner/dealer in India for Nikon Products, we advise you to check the warranty entitlements while buying from online portals."

A suit was filed last month by Flipkart in this regard in the LXIII Additional City Civil and Sessions Court Bengaluru seeking a permanent injunction, restraining Nikon from publishing any material that is derogatory, defamatory and untrue statements and would have an adverse influence to the business of the appellant (Flipkart).

They had said that Nikon products were sold online by multiple players and it was unfair to single out Flipkart. The original suit filed by Flipkart had also sought an unconditional apology from Nikon with respect to the caution notice.

Nikon has also agreed to send a general notice to its authorised dealers and service providers without specifically naming any online platform from where the product is purchased.

The trial court had refused to issue an ex-parte order to Flipkart. Arising out of the trial court’s decision, an appeal was filed in the Karnataka high court by Flipkart on 3 August. With Nikon agreeing to take down the earlier notice, Flipkart will now withdraw the suit from the lower court.

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