Evidence of Use – Trademark Registration

The Trademark Registrar designates trademark examiners to check trademark applications. If there are violations of the Trademark Act or Rules, trademark examiners will raise an objection after reviewing trademark applications. The terms “absolute grounds for refusal” or “relative grounds for refusal” are typically used to describe trademark objections. The trademark applicant may react to the trademark objection by providing proof of use if they are an honest user of the mark and it has grown distinctive. We examine the proof of usage that may be offered in response to a trademark objection in this article. Market Share When a request […]

Types of Trademark

A firm may use a logo or a combination of letters and numbers to symbolize its goods and services and assert its ownership of a word or design. Trademarks can be registered under many different categories, including product, service, collective, certification, shape, sound, and pattern marks. Although there are many different types of trademarks, they all serve the same objective, which is to let consumers recognize products and services coming from a particular manufacturer or service provider. We examine the various trademark types in this post. Product Mark Rather than on a service, a product mark is one that is […]

Reasons for Trademark Application Rejection

The creation of a valuable intangible asset for the business and assistance in preventing unlawful use of the mark are two benefits of having a registered trademark. Although the trademark registration procedure is drawn out, it normally takes 12 to 18 months to find out the ultimate outcome of a filed trademark application. The work put into brand building will be safeguarded if the trademark application is ultimately accepted and the mark is registered. However, there is a chance that the trademark will be in danger if the mark is not registered for some reason. As a result, we examine […]

Shops and Establishments Act Records to be Maintained

Under the Shops and Establishments Act, what records must be maintained? Businesses in the unorganized sector who register under the Shops and Establishments Act are confirming their existence. Due to the provisions of this Act, qualifying enterprises must apply for licenses within 30 days of operating. Essentially, this is a labour law intended to protect the huge unorganized sector of the Indian economy that suffers from unemployment, corruption, and exploitation. Every state has its own laws and restrictions when it comes to this legislation. No matter whether an individual is paid or not, the legislation applies to everyone who works […]

When Is a Shops and Establishments License Required?

Various employment conditions are covered under the Shops and Establishments Act, including wage payments, working hours, breaks, meals, holidays, and vacations.  All businesses must register, except those covered by the Factory Act of 1948.  Shops and establishment registration certificates are required for the application of other licenses. A current account for a business is usually required as proof of commerce by most banks. Within 30 days of starting a business, anyone seeking a commercial presence must register under the Act. In order to open a bank account for your business, you must register. In order to conduct business, a license […]

Exempted Businesses Under the Shops and Establishments Act

  Both online and offline businesses are covered by the Shops and Establishments Act. It should be noted, however, that there are some exceptions. The prices on your website do not need to be displayed if you are selling food, clothing, or household items, for example.   What Is an Exempted Business? Commercial businesses selling tangible goods are required by the Shops and Establishments Act to obtain licenses from their municipalities. It usually involves obtaining a license and paying a business tax to a municipality. There are, however, exceptions to this rule. Municipal licenses are not required for retail shops located […]

What is the process of downloading Maharashtra shop and establishment certificates online?

For the functioning of establishments such as restaurants, banks, commercial enterprises, and so on, states in India have enacted separate regulations and guidelines,  This law is enacted by and governed by the Central Government and should be followed by all such commercial establishments. A Central Government Act does not provide comprehensive protection for wages, hours of work, health and safety of employees, etc., in commercial establishments.  Considering that India consists of many states, each of which has its own needs, there can be no set of regulations that apply to all of them. The state governments have therefore enacted guidelines […]

Non-Disclosure Agreement: How to Draft a Contract for Confidential Information

When you work with confidential information as part of your job, it’s important to agree on the terms of confidentiality with your employer or client before sharing sensitive data or details. A non-disclosure agreement (often referred to as a NDA) is one way to make sure that others won’t share anything they learn from you. It’s also a great way to protect your personal ideas and creations from being shared by others without permission. An NDA is a contract that helps parties ensure that confidential information isn’t shared without permission. NDAs are fairly standard contracts that almost anyone who deals […]

Guide to Know RBI Regulations on Nidhi Finances

In the current business environment, it is essential for every small business to understand and comply with all relevant laws. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has introduced several measures to support the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector through compliance with certain regulations for financial monitoring, reporting and audit requirements. In this post, we look at the know your rights as a Nidhi in India if you own one. We also explore the RBI laws for Nidhi is and their businesses. Defining a Nidhi in India A eNidhi is an Indian financial institution that is regulated by the […]

The GDPR: A Compliance Guide for Businesses

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most significant change to data privacy regulations in 20 years. It is an EU-wide data protection law that comes into effect on May 25, 2018, and for businesses and organizations operating in the EU or with users in the EU it will bring about major changes in how user data can be stored and processed. RAAD ANENDER Reddy is an Information Security Analyst at SophosLabs, focussing on all things cyber security. He has previously held positions as a Threat Intelligence Analyst at Invincea Inc., Threat Researcher at Invicta AI, and Malware Analyst […]