Quick Trademark Registration in just One Month – New IPR Policy

Trademark registration and patents registration in India generally takes around 3 to 5 years and in some cases even more time. As on March 10, 2016, nearly 2.37 lakhs patent application and 5.44 lakh trademark application were pending for registration with the Intellectual Property offices all because of shortage of manpower and for all reasons too. To significantly improve the robustness of India’s Intellectual Property Rights systems recently Government of India through the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry released new National Intellectual Property Rights Policy.   The Intellectual Rights related laws of India have […]

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Some Important Questions You Must Consider Before You Begin With Business Idea

Starting a business doesn’t have to be complicated as it was before. Starting a business is very easy. Difficult is to run it successfully over a period of time and make a profit from business and simultaneously changing the life of thousands of people with your business idea. Many startups fail in a few months or years because of their inability to survive in adverse conditions. Therefore, before you start your own business, you must understand your strengths, your weaknesses, your finances, your skills, your goals etc. For example, how will you finance your business operations? Do you intend to use […]

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Financing your Startup – Major Sources of Fundings

You need money for financing your business operations. Generally there are four options from where you can get funds to run operations of your newly established business viz:   You already have money for your business – you must be very lucky, if this is the case with you J: Here you don’t need to think much about your finances. You only need to ensure that every paisa spent on your business is necessary, meaningful and you are simply not wasting your money. In short you have to be prudent with spending and you must have a backup plan in […]

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Shareholder’s Agreement – A must to keep the growth engine running!

In case you have people as co-founder, it is must to get a Shareholder’s Agreement in place before you begin with your incorporation to avoid future disputes. A well drafted and legally enforceable Shareholder’s Agreement will give you peace of mind, clear understanding of each founder’s roles and responsibilities, exit options, investments, equity sharing structure and many more benefits. Trust me, building and running a partnership business and working as a team and with the team is more complicated than it seems. Dispute between you and your co-founder may arise anytime for any small and unthinkable reason and in case […]

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Trust Registration Procedure

The application for registration of a trust shall contain the following particulars:   – Particulars of documents creating the trust; – Objects of the trust; – Sources of income of the trust; – Particulars of encumbrances, if any, on trust property; – Particulars of the scheme, if any, relating to the trust; – Particulars of title deeds pertaining to trust’s property – The name and addresses of the Trustees and managers;   Filing of Documents:   The following forms are required to be filed with the Sub-Registrar Office: Trust Deed, details Objects of the trust should be mentioned in Trust […]

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Benefits of Copyright Registration

The main purpose of the copyright registration is to serve as an easily verifiable and governmental record accounting for the date and content of the original works of person, especially in the cases of plagiarism or copyright infringement by an unauthorized person or entity. Here, it may be noted that a copyright protects the original and unique expressions of ideas, thoughts, facts, and intellectual creativity; and not the ideas, facts, methods, or systems involved in the work. These things are dealt with separately under the patent registration, which we also provide. Again, the copyright registration rules and procedures differ from […]

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Benefits of Trademark Registration

In India, registration of a Trademark under the (Indian) Trade Marks Act, 1999 is not a condition precedent for seeking protection in India. So, both, registered and unregistered trademarks are protectable in India by way of an infringement or passing off action in the court of law. However benefits of trademark registration are: Identification; Uniqueness; Company’s Goodwill; Security to Intellectual property and Business Profits; Rights for Legal Proceedings against Trademark Infringement; Ease of making Advertisement and Strong Public relations; and forms the basis for entering into the International Business and Global Marketing.   Registration also gives notice to the public […]

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Extension of AGM and Financial Year under the Companies Act, 2013 – Procedural Aspects

Section 96 of the Companies Act, 2013 provides that every company other than a one person company shall in each year hold a Annual General Meeting of its shareholders and not more than fifteen months shall elapse between the date of one annual general meeting of company and that of the next.   Provided that first annual general meeting of the Company shall be held within nine months of closing of financial year and subsequent annual general meetings shall be held within six months of closing of financial year.   Provided further that Registrar may, for any special reason, extend […]

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Procedure for change in registered office address from one city to another within the same state Under Companies Act, 2013

This memo briefly sets out the procedure for change in registered office address from one city to another city within the same state.   Issue notice under section 173(3) of the Companies Act, 2013, for convening a meeting of the Board of Directors; Hold Board meeting and; Pass Board resolution in order to obtain approval of Directors for shifting of registered office from one city to another city; Pass Board resolution to fix date, time and place for holding Extraordinary General Meeting to get approval of shareholders, by way of Special Resolution, for shifting the registered office outside the local […]

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Why do you need a Trademark Search Report? 

If you try to register your trademark without performing a detailed trademark search, you may be throwing away your Rs. 4,000/- registration fee plus the professional fee charged by your trademark registration consultant, because the Registrar of Trademarks, will not register your trademark if it is confusingly similar to another registered trademark, and the Registrar of Trademark will not even refund your fee just because it does not register your mark.   Without a proper trademark search and Trademark Search Report, you may try to register a mark that is not available or similarly confusing to another trademark, which will […]

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