The French are quite upset with Alibaba: “On counterfeit, dismaying words”

“It is an attack on intellectual property, it is dismaying, I don’t agree at all: counterfeiting is a crime”. After a week from the declaration of Jack Ma, owner of the e-commerce group Alibaba, on the supposed superiority of fake products on the luxury industry originals; Ma stated: “they are better and cost less”); Guillaume de Seynes (pictured), general director of Hermès and newly installed president of the Comité Colbert (association of 81 French brands with a total turnover of 42 billion euro), retorts during a BFM Business interview: “One of the concerns we have about Alibaba and on a number of digital platforms is the lack of controls on how much is placed on the market “. That is the reason why the Alibaba Group in spring was ousted from IACC, the international association combating counterfeit. Even before De Seynes, UNIFAB (Union des fabricants) responded to the declarations of Ma. According to the French organization that aims to defending intellectual property, the assertions of Mr. Alibaba “are false and slanderous”.…

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