Monthly Archives: December 2012

Indian Patent Office starts comprehensive online filing for Patents

The Comprehensive online Patent filing services of the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks was inaugurated here today. The function held at Boudhik Sampada Bhawan, was attended by senior officers of the Department, officials of … Continue reading

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India-UK amends DTAA/PFE

A protocol amending the existing convention between India and the United Kingdom (UK) for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to taxes on income and capital gains was signed in London on Oct … Continue reading

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McDonalds ‘Soft Serve’ is an ice-cream: SC

Is McDonalds ‘soft serve’ an ice-cream? The Supreme Court of India answered in affirmative. The Court ruled that that ‘soft serve’ (vanila cone or softy) marketed by McDonalds is to be classified under Excise Tariff sub-heading 2105.00 as “ice-cream” and … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of India issues directions against eve-teasing

Finding the provisions of Protection of Woman against Sexual Harassment at Workplace Bill, 2010 (still pending with the Parliament) not sufficient to curb eve-teasing, the Supreme Court of India issued the following directions: – (1) All the State Governments and … Continue reading

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Indian Govt lifts 2 months gap between visits by foreign nationals

The Government of India has reviewed the provision relating to two months gap between two visits of a foreign national to India on a Tourist Visa. It has been decided to lift the restriction of two month gap on re-entry … Continue reading

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