10 April 2024

Trademark Registrar has no authority to restrict choice of colours – Applicant has right to choose colours

The Madras High Court has held that the Registrar of the Trademarks does not have the authority to impose restriction on the choice of the colours.


15 March 2024

Valuation – Notional cost of specification drawings received free of cost by manufacturer from buyer, before letter of intent identifying former as supplier, is not includible

The CESTAT New Delhi has on 12 March 2024 held that the notional cost of specifications in the form of drawings and designs supplied free of cost by a company to its vendors (component manufacturers) is not includible in the assessable value of parts or components manufactured by such vendors and cleared to the company.


12 March 2024

Imports under Advance Authorisations, and by EOUs and SEZ units – Compliance with certain QCOs relaxed

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has relaxed the compliance requirements under Quality Control Orders (‘QCOs’) issued by Ministry of Steel, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and Ministry of Textiles in case of imports by holders of Advance Authorisations (‘AA’), Export Oriented Units (‘EOUs’) and units in Special Economic Zones (‘SEZs’) for utilization/consumption in manufacture of export products.

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