Monthly Archives: May 2016

India-Mauritius DTAA amended: Govt.

India and Mauritius signed the Protocol for amendment of the Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and Capital Gains. The key features of the Protocol are as … Continue reading

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CB search-cum-selection committee unconstitutional: MHC

In a recent ruling, the Madras High Court struck down the constitution of a search-cum-selection committee for making recommendations for appointment of members of the Copyright Board as unconstitutional as being violative of the basic structure of the Constitution of … Continue reading

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New web page on H-1B/L-1 fee increase : USCIS

USCIS has posted a new Web page on the H-1B and L-1 fee increase required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Pub. L. 114-113). Pub. L. 114-113 requires certain petitioners to submit an additional fee of $4,000 for certain H-1B … Continue reading

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Prior permission not necessary for rectification of registered trademark: DHC

In an important ruling, the Delhi High Court clarified that prior permission of the Court is not necessary under Section 124(1)(b)(ii) of the Trade Marks Act, 1999 (“Act”) for rectification of a registered trademark during the pendency of a suit. … Continue reading

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ASTROL deceptively similar to CASTROL: MHC

The Madras High Court restrained a local manufacturer of oil and lubrication products from using the word ASTROL or any other deceptively similar words as their trademark in relation to any of their products to the plaintiff’s trademark CASTROL. The … Continue reading

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Arbitration seat attracts law applicable to such location: SC

In a case where one of the parties was a foreign national, the Supreme Court of India clarified that choosing of the juridical seat of arbitration attracts the law applicable to such location and it would not be necessary to … Continue reading

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In-house arbitrators ineligible: DHC

In a blow to the practice of appointing continuing or retired officers as arbitrator by various organizations, the Delhi High Court struck down such practice in light of the recent Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2015. The Court said, “In … Continue reading

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Section 9 Income Tax can’t be enforced for prevailing DTAA: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently ruled that unless changes are carried out in a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (“DTA”), the new interpretation of Section 9(1)(vi) of The Income Tax Act cannot be enforced. The Division Bench of the Court was recently … Continue reading

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National Intellectual Property Rights Policy released: Govt.

Indian Government has released ‘National Intellectual Property Rights Policy’. http://goo.gl/GjIECS  

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Physical office required for ‘carries on business’: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently narrowed the scope of the expression ‘carries on business’ and thus held that an Indian company cannot be regarded as carrying on business in Delhi if it neither has a principal office, head office, registered … Continue reading

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