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India-Singapore signs IPR MoU: Govt.

India and Singapore have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP). This is the two countries’ first bilateral MoU on industrial property cooperation. Under … Continue reading

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IPAB members’ appointment provisions unconstitutional: MHC

In a recent ruling, the Madras High Court struck down provisions of Intellectual Property Appellate Board appointments under the Trademarks Act as unconstitutional citing the violation of separation of powers and independence of judiciary by the government. The Court was … Continue reading

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Revenue could resile from settlement: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that there could be no settlement with an individual partner so as to discharge him from his obligation to pay the sales tax dues payable by the assessee-Firm, and hence Revenue could resile from … Continue reading

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Mere co-operation doesn’t result in an AOP: DHC

In an important ruling that seems to provide clarity on taxation of turnkey contract consortiums, the Delhi High Court ruled that ‘mere corporation’ between consortium members should not result in an Association of Persons (“AOP”) tax risk in India. The … Continue reading

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Sanction not required for prosecuting senior public officers: SC

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India ruled that the legal provision which mandates sanction of competent authority for CBI to probe corruption cases against senior public officers is invalid and unconstitutional. The five-judge Bench delivered the ruling … Continue reading

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Principle of Composite Negligence be followed in a third party claim: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India clarified that where the claimant is a third party (other than the driver/owner of the vehicles involved in the accident) the correct principle for determination of the liability is that of … Continue reading

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RBI Issues Clarifications Regarding Applicability of Revised Guidelines in Respect of Overseas Direct Investment (ODI)

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued certain clarifications vide AP (DIR Series) Circular No. 30 dated September 04, 2013 with respect to the applicability of the revised guidelines in respect of Overseas Direct Investment (ODI) notified vide A.P. (DIR … Continue reading

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