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- High Court of Delhi extends statutory deadline for filing response to FER in European Union’s patent applications
In the recent case of The European Union vs. Union of India and Ors., W.P.(C)-IPD 5/2022 and W.P.(C)-IPD 6/2022, the Petitioner (European Union) filed two writ petitions against two orders passed by the Controller General of Patents for deemed abandonment of its patent applications. By way of background, the Petitioner had initially engaged a European...
- Process Server India
No. No, no no… NO. Stop believing key word results without thinking things through. Just stop it. If you Google “Process Server India” a whole bunch of hits come back that would lead you to believe that you can simply hire a guy in Mumbai or Bangalore or Delhi to walk up to a defendant...
- Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Northlane Capital Invests in SAI MedPartners
Northlane Capital Partners has announced it has invested in SAI MedPartners. SAI, based in Reading, Pa., is a consultancy providing guidance and analytics to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Founded in 1978, the company has offices across the Americas, Europe, India and Asia. NCP, based in Bethesda, Md., is a middle market private...
- SEBI Directive on Promoter Group: Another spanner in the works?
In April 2022, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) issued a directive (SEBI Directive) to the Association of Investment Bankers of India (AIBI) and some of its members on ways in which IPO bound companies could seek exemptions in relation to ‘promoter group’ disclosures in IPO offer documents. In addition to introducing a...
- SC Decision on Levy of GST on Ocean Freight May Act as Gamechanger
India witnessed tax revolution in 2017 when Goods and Services Tax (“GST“) was implemented to subsume existing indirect taxes on production, provision of services, sale of goods, entry, etc. The intent clearly has been to provide seamless flow of credit and avoid multiple levies on same transaction. Unfortunately, due to Integrated GST (“IGST“) payable on...
- Concerns raised over peanut traces in food additive from India
Batches of a food additive from India have been found to contain undeclared peanut protein prompting authorities to warn of a serious risk to allergic consumers. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) said some batches of soybean lecithin imported to the United Kingdom were found to contain undeclared peanut protein. Lecithin...
- Here’s a Bizarre Lawsuit, Plus Tips for Avoiding Misappropriation Trade Secrets
A couple in Uttarakhan, India, has sued their 35-year old son for $650,000 on the grounds that he failed to provide them a grandchild. The monetary claim reflects the amount they supposedly invested in him over the years, apparently viewing him as some sort of horse stud when they paid for his education and wedding....
- June 2022 Visa Bulletin – EB-2 India Advances One Year
The Visa Bulletin is released monthly by the Department of State and is used to determine when a sponsored foreign national can submit the final step of the green card process, or if already pending, when the final step can be adjudicated.
- Supreme Court Overturns Several High Court Decisions Quashing Reassessment Notices
In a recent decision of Union of India vs. Ashish Agarwal, the Supreme Court (“SC”) effectively overturned several High Court decisions which had quashed reassessment notices issued under Section 148 (as it existed prior to the amendments introduced through the Finance Act, 2021). The decision has a significant impact for pending reassessments, notices for which...
- Foreign Contributions Regulations in India – Towards a Stricter Regime
India’s diverse social fabric needs no introduction. In a developing country, ‘constructive’ philanthropy designed to cater to the fast-growing needs is particularly important. In a country with massive population such as ours, it’s often difficult for the government machinery to engineer a trickle down of every social welfare scheme. This is where Non-governmental organisations or...
- Outsource Your Legal Work to Iowa
Outsource Your Legal Work to Iowa: I have recently read several articles concerning the outsourcing of legal work to India and other countries. In fact, outsourcing is becoming popular for high level legal work including mergers and acquisitions. I have often wondered – why don’t companies...
- Blawg Review #177 — Back to Business
Blawg Review #177 is up at Small Business Trends -- click here to read it. Small Business Trends is a business blog and, so focuses its review on legal angles on business issues. The Review covers a number of intellectual property issues, including UsefulArt's post about India's first trademark on...
- Royal Caribbean Cruises – An Epidemic of Sick, Injured & Neglected Crew Members
Today I received a telephone call and two emails from crew members from Trinidad, India and Nicaragua. Their stories all sounded the same. They worked on cruise ships as a waiter or assistant waiter until they suffered back, shoulder or wrist injuries. After being sent home, they had to call and ...
- Alien Employee Who Was Induced To Come To The U.S. Was Properly Awarded Unpaid Wages
Singh v. Southland Stone, U.S.A., Inc., 186 Cal.App.4th 338 (2010) Gurpreet Singh moved from India to California to work as a general manager for Southland Stone. After Singh resigned and returned to India, he filed suit against Southland and its president (Ravinder S. Johar), alleging various...
- Vigilance at its best?
Earlier this month, the BBC reported that an Indian government appointee had resigned due to allegations of corruption. The cynics among us would not necessarily have batted an eyelid, but what made me take particular notice on this occasion was the fact that the person in question, Shri P J...
- Outsourcers Exempt from India’s Privacy Regulations
On August 24, 2011, India's Ministry of Communications & Information Technology issued a clarification regarding India's new privacy regulations, indicating that outsourcing service providers in India will not need to obtain consent from individuals before processing their data....
- Listeria-tainted Julienne Salad Recalled
18th Street Deli Inc., a Hamtramck, Mich., establishment, is recalling approximately 118 pounds of julienne salad products with turkey, ham and hard-boiled eggs. The salads contain eggs that are the subject of an FDA recall due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of...
- Indian Ocean Tuna, processed in India into Tuna Scrape, is link to 258 Salmonella Bareilly and Nchanga Illnesses in 24 States and D.C.
FDA and CDC Salmonella Bareilly and Nchanga Outbreak Investigation Update As many as 32 Hospitalized The FDA’s Office in New Delhi, India has initiated a seafood HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) inspection at the Nakaochi scrape yellowfin tuna manufacturer, Moon Fishery Pvt Ltd. in...
- SEC Charges Oracle With FCPA Violations
On August 16, 2012, in a Complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged Oracle Corporation with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). The Complaint alleges that, from 2005 to 2007, employees...
- Women In India Report Rampant Sexual Harassment
This is not quite an employment discrimination story – but more of a story about sexual harassment of women after work ends. A nationwide survey in India has found that 92 per cent of women working in information technology, hospitality, civil aviation and call centers feel unsafe travelling home...