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Delhivery Pvt. Ltd. vs Treasure Vase Ventures Pvt. Ltd.

“The degree of distinctiveness, and, therefore, the possibility of registration as a trade mark, is inversely proportional to the degree of obviousness: the more obvious the word, the less the degree of distinctiveness and the chances of its registration” Justice G.S. Patel In a recent trademark suit filed by Delhivery Pvt. Ltd., the Delhi High … Continue reading Delhivery Pvt. Ltd. vs Treasure Vase Ventures Pvt. Ltd.

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Received Notice From GST Department – Key Points To Consider

Recently the GST Department has started issuing notices based upon the income tax returns filed by businesses and individuals or TDS credits reflecting in their Form 26AS. The move is aimed towards identifying cases where certain income although reflecting in Income Tax returns, has not been declared in the GST returns or no registration has … Continue reading Received Notice From GST Department – Key Points To Consider

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Divisional Applications In India – IPAB Provides Practical Guidelines For Uniformity

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB / Board) in a recent order (OA/66/2020/PT/DEL) dated 27 October 2020 allowed the appeal filed by ESCO Corporation (Appellant) challenging the refusal of its patent application 8094/ DELNP/ 2008 by the Controller of Patents & Designs, New Delhi (Respondent). The Respondent had refused the grant of patent solely on … Continue reading Divisional Applications In India – IPAB Provides Practical Guidelines For Uniformity

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Patent Amendment Rules, 2020

In 2019, the Indian Patent Office published the Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2020, which came into force starting 20th October, 2019. The Office had invited everyone to submit their objections and/or suggestions in regard to the proposed Patent rules. On 22nd October, 2020 post taking all suggestions into consideration, the Central Government published the Patent (Amendment) … Continue reading Patent Amendment Rules, 2020

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Advance Rulings – Much Ado About Nothing?

Background After the introduction of GST, it has become very common for the media to cover the recent updates in GST Law& decisions of the GST Council. In addition to these, the media also widely discusses the recent rulings pronounced by the various State Authorities of Advance Rulings. Not only have these rulings become a hot … Continue reading Advance Rulings – Much Ado About Nothing?

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Delhi High Court – Proposed Patent Rules

The Delhi High Court recently divulged into seeking suggestions and comments from members of the Bar in to draft rules to govern Patent Suits. The invitation to make suggestions to the proposed “The High Court of Delhi Rules Governing Patent Suits, 2020” are to be sent to the office of the Registrar General at jrrules.dhc@gov.in, within 4 … Continue reading Delhi High Court – Proposed Patent Rules

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Is Certification Under Section 65B(4) Of Indian Evidence Act Mandatory For The Production Of Electronic Evidence?

In a recent judgement passed by the three-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice RF Nariman, S Ravindra Bhat, and V Ramasubramanium, the Supreme Court has clarified that certificate under Section 65B(4) of Indian Evidence Act,1872 is mandatory for the production of electronic evidence before the court. The matter came from a reference … Continue reading Is Certification Under Section 65B(4) Of Indian Evidence Act Mandatory For The Production Of Electronic Evidence?

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WADA suspends accreditation of NDTL, Again! – Ineffectiveness or lack of discipline?

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established in 1999 under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which recognizes the urgent need of action, for the international fight against doping. Though having its roots at IOC, WADA is an independent organization which aims at a doping-free world of sport by harmonizing anti-doping regulations, through … Continue reading WADA suspends accreditation of NDTL, Again! – Ineffectiveness or lack of discipline?

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New Beginnings – Taxation Practice

…but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes ― Benjamin Franklin These famous words by Benjamin Franklin are often used during discussions on the subject on taxes. Taxation is indeed a sensitive subject, with almost everyone having an opinion on it. Although taxes are certain, at times its … Continue reading New Beginnings – Taxation Practice

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Liability To Pay Service Tax Under Reverse Charge – Whether Tax Is Payable By The Service Recipient Even If Already Collected And Paid By Service Provider?

The basic principle governing indirect taxes is that the incidence of tax is borne by consumer and not by the person supplying such goods or services. The tax so charged and collected from such consumer is required to be deposited to the Government by the person supplying such goods or services, who is also required … Continue reading Liability To Pay Service Tax Under Reverse Charge – Whether Tax Is Payable By The Service Recipient Even If Already Collected And Paid By Service Provider?

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