15 February 2018
In the Budget 2018 present before the Indian Parliament today (1-2-2018), the Finance Minister has proposed many changes both in the provisions of Customs Act, 1962 and Customs Tariff Act, 1985.
14 February 2018
Rejecting plaintiff’s claim of piracy of design, Delhi High Court has on 8-2-2018 cancelled a registered design. The Court in this regard noted that the design in respect of the footwear was available in public domain before, and is only a trade variation of a sandal.
13 February 2018
For the purpose of invoking jurisdiction of a court in a passing off action, the plaintiff is required to plead and establish that there has been a Commercial Transaction within the jurisdiction of that Court which amounts to passing-off.
12 February 2018
Delhi High Court has allowed defendant’s interim application regarding presence of his technical expert during cross-examination of plaintiff’s witness, an expert himself. The plaintiff had relied upon Chapter XIII Rule 4 of the Delhi High Court (Original Side) Rules, 1967 according to which witnesses were not to be present in the Court during hearing of the suit.
05 February 2018
The Finance Minister of India, made the budget speech for the Financial Year 2018-2019 and presented the Finance Bill, 2018 on February 1, 2018.
03 February 2018
Union Cabinet recently approved changes in the Foreign Direct Investment Policy (“FDI Policy”) allowing further liberalisation with a view to promote and provide ease of doing business in the country. On January 23, 2018, the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion notified the amendments by way of Press Note No. 1 (2018 Series). These amendments will come into effect from the date of the FEMA notification in this regard.
22 January 2018
GST Council met for the 25th time on 18-1-2018 in New Delhi. Number of decisions, including reduction in GST rates for around 29 goods and 53 services were taken while also recommending reduction of late fees payable on delayed filing of certain returns. Some procedural relaxations in respect of cancellation of registration have also been proposed.
08 January 2018
The Delhi High Court in a case of trademark infringement and passing off has rejected the contention for protection of a generic word ‘AYUR’ as trademark. The plaintiff had contended that the word ‘Ayur’ is invented by them and it has no meaning whatsoever. They also pleaded that because of its extensive use it has acquired distinctness and is identifiable only with their goods.
06 January 2018
Supreme Court of India has held that it is not mandatory for the Central Government to hold prior consultations with the Drugs Technical Advisory Board, for exercise of power under Section 26A of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940.
04 January 2018
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has rejected the contention of various car manufacturers that Article 110(1) of the EU Regulation No. 6/2002 would not cover alloy car wheel rims.