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Trade remedies – Changes proposed in rules for safeguard, ADD and CVD measures

29 July 2019

26th July Directorate General of Trade Remedies in India has sought comments from all stakeholders regarding certain changes proposed in the Customs Tariff (Identification and Assessment of Safeguard Duty) Rules, 1997, Customs Tariff (Identi

Sale of a Direct Selling Entity’s products on e-commerce platforms violates entity’s trademark

26 July 2019

26th July The High Court of Delhi has answered in positive the question as to whether the sale of a Direct Selling Entity’s products on e-commerce platforms violates the entity’s trademark rights or constitutes misrepresentation, passing off and

Trademark - Adoption of prominent word of the label mark is infringement

24 July 2019

24th July The Delhi High Court has held that the adoption of prominent word of the label/device mark amounts to infringement. It observed that Section 17 of the Trademarks Act which confers exclusive right only to the use of the trademark as a whole is not a

Budget 2019 - Key changes for corporate sector in India

10 July 2019

10th July The Hon’ble Finance Minister of India, made the budget speech for the year 2019-2020 and presented the Finance (No. 2) Bill, 2019 on July 05, 2019. Amongst several measures that were announced as part of the Budget Speech and F

Union Budget proposes penalty for obtaining & utilizing FTP instruments by fraud

08 July 2019

8th July Finance (No.2) Bill, 2019, introduced in the Indian Parliament on 5th of July, has proposed to insert new Section 114AB in the Customs Act, 1962 to provide for penalty for obtaining instrument (scrip, authorization, licence, or certificat

Budget 2019 proposes Sabka Vishwas Legacy Dispute Resolution Scheme

08 July 2019

8th July India’s Finance Minister has, in her maiden Budget 2019, on 5th of July, proposed a dispute resolution cum amnesty scheme named the Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019. The scheme in being introduced for the r

Customs cannot sale goods in possession after moratorium under IBC

26 June 2019

26th June NCLAT has held that on passing of order of Moratorium by NCLT, it is not open to Customs authorities to issue an e-auction notice of assets belonging to corporate debtor since same cannot be sold during period of moratorium. Tribunal

Competition law - Restrictions on sub-dealers when not anti-competitive

24 June 2019

24th June CCI has held that no case u/s. 3(4)(c) of Competition Act was made out against a mobile phone company for putting restriction on sub-dealers regarding online sale and selling phones outside demarcated region. Commission in Karni

35th Meeting of GST Council – Decisions on rate changes and time extensions

24 June 2019

24th June 2019 The 35th meeting of GST Council was held on 21-6-2019. Some of the important recommendations relating to time extension are, Due date for furnishing of Form GSTR-9, Form GSTR-9A and reconciliati

Design registration – Argument of functional differences, not material

20 June 2019

20th June 2019 The Calcutta High Court has upheld the Controller’s Order cancelling the design registration in respect of Coaster Brake Hub because it was not significantly distinguishable from the prior design of the Russian model published ea

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