Monthly Archives: February 2012

Indian Court allows foreign law firms/lawyers to temporarily visit India and advice on their laws in India

In a major ruling, Madras High Court ruled that there is no bar, either in the Advocates Act, 1961 or the Bar Council of India Rules for the foreign law firms or foreign lawyers to visit India for a temporary … Continue reading

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Non-compliance of Section 193 of the Criminal Procedure Code does not vitiate trial: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India has clarified that the objection relating to non-compliance of Section 193 of the Criminal Procedure Code (“Code”), which eventually has resulted in directly entertaining and taking cognizance by the Special Judge … Continue reading

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IPAB cancels Shell’s registered trademark SHELL AUTOSERV for non-use

Intellectual Property Appellate Board (India) removed Shell International Petroleum Company Ltd. (“Shell”) registered trademark SHELL AUTOSERV in Class 36 from the trademark register on the grounds of non-use or bonafide intent to use. The Board said “if Shell does not … Continue reading

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Classification of AOR and non-AOR is not unconstitutional: Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court maintained that the Supreme Court of India has the power to lay down the rules about the entitlement of persons not only to act but also to plead before it under Article 145 of the Constitution, even … Continue reading

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Duty Entitlement Pass Book sale proceeds are not “profits”: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India clarified that the entire sum received by a person on transfer of Duty Entitlement Pass Book (DEPB) does not become his “profits”. It is only the amount that he receives in excess of the face … Continue reading

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Reserve Bank of India issues Guidelines regarding implementation of the provisions of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010

GUIDELINES Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs has published a Notification S.O. 909 (E) dated the 29th April, 2011, in the Official Gazette bringing into force the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (“the Act”) with effect from May 1, … Continue reading

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Delhi Race Club to pay entertainment tax on fees charged for carrying cell phones

Delhi High Court ruled that entertainment tax is payable on the amount paid by a person for carrying his mobile phone inside the Delhi Race Club under the Delhi Entertainments and Betting Tax Act, 1996 (“Act”). The Court said that … Continue reading

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