28 March, 2014
The importance/ impact of terms in agreements and terms of the agreement were brought to fore in the recent ruling of ITAT, Delhi in DDIT v. JC Bamford Excavators Ltd. [Order dated 14-3-2014]. The assessee had entered into an agreement with its subsidiary JCB India, deputing certain personnel who received payment for services rendered (claimed to be technical services), which ...
16 January, 2014
The CESTAT in a recent case has held that service of gym instructor is essential for the physical fitness of employees and being necessary inputs, Cenvat credit of Service Tax would be admissible on such service.
Reasoning that the benefit of Cenvat credit is concomitant with liability to service tax the tribunal also held that registration is not essential to avail cred...
By Vijaya Sampath
The universal complaint against lawyers is that they have five different and contradictory interpretations of the same sentence, each fully justified. Some of our laws are centuries old and the language is so archaic that the original intent of the then legislature is obfuscated by time and technology advances. But the same can al...
By Godhuli Nanda
The term ‘intermediary’ in legal terminology and as per the Information Technology Act, 2000 means any person who on behalf of another person receives, stores or transmits that record or provides any service with respect to that record and includes telecom service providers, internet service providers, online-auction...
By Dr. Amitavo Mitra
‘Make in India’ is a flagship, nation-wide initiative of the Government of India launched in September 2014. Under this initiative, the government has identified 25 key sectors for attracting foreign investment in order to develop indigenous expertise, create jobs, and encourage intellectual ingenuity. Some of the key sec...
By Dr. Mukundan Chakrapani
It has been an explosive opening quarter for investments in early stage ventures. The information technology sector alone has attracted a whopping US$612 million of the over US$1 billion reported investments from January to March, 2015. Indeed, this must be music to the ears of the technocrats behind the Digital India (...
By Manoj Gupta
Recently we saw how two bilateral agreements made the existence of WTO seem more relevant, by infusing more energy in the apex trade body. While agreement between India and USA on India’s food security programme and subsidies relating thereto allowed the WTO to move forward on the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), an agreement between USA and China on the other hand brought t...
Biotechnology Industry organization will be hosting its international convention from 6-9 June, 2016 in San Francisco.
Sessions of this International convention will have discussions on:
8th Global Intellectual Property Convention will be organized from 7-9 January 2016 in New Delhi. Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan is privileged to be associated with this conference as gold sponsor.
GIPC - 2016 will focus on – ‘Innovation & Technology as Key Drivers’. Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran, Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan will be the di...
The 7th Global Intellectual Property Convention will be organized from 15-17 January 2015 in Mumbai. This conference is being organised by ITAG along with Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan.
GIPC - 2015 will discuss the complexities of the IP ecosystem – from IP generation to IP protection and enforcement, as well as IP commercialization, IP asset management and finance. Mr. V Lakshmikumaran, Managin...
BIO International Convention, 2014
Biotechnology Industry organization will be hosting an international convention from 23-26 June, 2014 in San Diego.
Dr. Malathi Lakshmikumaran, Director, IPR, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan will speak in the session on 26 June, 2014 on ‘compulsory licensing and compliance with TRIPS’.
Other sessions of this International convention will have discussions on:
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