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Harmonizing Rights: Legal Dimensions of AI Voice Cloning in Music

Harmonizing Rights: Legal Dimensions of AI Voice Cloning in Music

AR Rahman, the much celebrated Indian musician, recently made waves in the Music Industry by bringing the voices of two noted late singers back to life...

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Analysis of section 206AA with Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement from recent case law - Judicial update (International Taxation)

Analysis of section 206AA with Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement from recent case law - Judicial update (International Taxation)

Can the provisions of section 206AA (higher rate of tax deduction in case of non-furnishing of PAN) override the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA)...

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Unlocking Financial Agility with Cloud Solutions

Unlocking Financial Agility with Cloud Solutions

Cloud computing is a term that has gained popularity in recent years, especially in the financial sector. But what is cloud computing and why is it important...

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Beyond Compensation: Empowering Startups Through Strategic Stock Option Programs

Beyond Compensation: Empowering Startups Through Strategic Stock Option Programs

In the dynamic realm of startups, attracting and retaining top talent is crucial for survival and success. Traditional compensation packages often fall...

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Understanding The Essence Of Performer’s Right Under Copyright Law

Understanding The Essence Of Performer’s Right Under Copyright Law

Performers are always the heart and soul of the entertainment industry, having a life filled with music, theatre, dance, and other artistic expressions....

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Exporter Status Holder Certificate And Its Benefits

Exporter Status Holder Certificate And Its Benefits

Status Holders are business leaders who have excelled in international trade and have successfully contributed to country’s foreign trade. Status...

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Navigating GST: Addressing Anomalies in the Supply of Capital Goods

Navigating GST: Addressing Anomalies in the Supply of Capital Goods

Capital goods constitute a significant aspect of business assets, involving substantial input tax credits. The Central Goods and Service Tax Act, 2017,...

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Essential Fundraising Terms for Startups and Scalable Businesses

Essential Fundraising Terms for Startups and Scalable Businesses

For start-ups and scalable businesses engaged in fundraising or planning an immediate fundraising initiative, understanding basic investment terms is crucial...

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Empowering Digital Governance: The Role of Cyber Insurance

Empowering Digital Governance: The Role of Cyber Insurance

Cyberattacks have become a formidable challenge for corporate governance, necessitating robust cyber risk management strategies. In the current digital...

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Understanding of Export Data Processing and Monitoring System (EDPMS) and its proceedings with exporter

Understanding of Export Data Processing and Monitoring System (EDPMS) and its proceedings with exporter

What is EDPMS? The EDPMS (Export Data Processing and Monitoring System) is a platform used by banks in India to report export transactions. Issues...

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Beyond Fund Rising: Benefits of Listing Through Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)

Beyond Fund Rising: Benefits of Listing Through Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)

Introduction: Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) stand as a paramount financial strategy, especially in the Indian market, offering companies a gateway...

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Starting Business in Kerala: Choosing the Right Business Structure

Starting Business in Kerala: Choosing the Right Business Structure

  Choosing the right business structure is one of the most important decisions you will make when doing a startup in Kerala. There are a variety...

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8 Types of IP Rights Covered by the IPRPM Framework

8 Types of IP Rights Covered by the IPRPM Framework

The IPRPM Framework, also known as the Intellectual Property Rights Policy Management Framework is a policy framework implemented in India to effectively...

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Understanding Trademark Objections In India

Understanding Trademark Objections In India

Trademark Objection A trade mark can be any word, phrase, symbol, design, or combination of these things used to identify the source of the goods/services....

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How The Global IP Database Can Benefit Business?

How The Global IP Database Can Benefit Business?

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has global IP database, called the WIPO Global IP database. The database is a comprehensive and user-friendly...

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Kerala Startup Mission: Providing Patent Grants to Student and Startup Entrepreneurs

Kerala Startup Mission: Providing Patent Grants to Student and Startup Entrepreneurs

Young Entrepreneurs play a crucial role shaping the Economic growth of the country. To encourage, promote and support untapped creativity new IPR reimbursement...

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Procedure For Patent Ownership Transfer In India

Procedure For Patent Ownership Transfer In India

A patent is an exclusive right awarded for an invention. An invention is a product or a technique that, in general, offers a new way of doing something...

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UAE to Implement Mandatory e-Billing System in 2025

UAE to Implement Mandatory e-Billing System in 2025

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has proposed to implement a mandatory e-billing system for business-to-business (B2B) transactions starting July...

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The Rise of Artificial Intelligence and the Future of IP

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence and the Future of IP

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly changing the world, and the field of intellectual property (IP) is no exception. AI is being used to create new...

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Sending Money Abroad? Must-Know Implications of The Revised Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) For Resident Individuals

Sending Money Abroad? Must-Know Implications of The Revised Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) For Resident Individuals

Introduction: The Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) has long been a vital tool for resident individuals in India, enabling them to remit funds abroad...

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Restoration of Lapsed Designs Registration

Restoration of Lapsed Designs Registration

If you own a registered design, it's important to remember that the copyright in your design can be extended by a period of five years from the expiration...

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Guide to High Value Transactions in Income Tax : Minimizing The Tax Liability

Guide to High Value Transactions in Income Tax : Minimizing The Tax Liability

What is High Value Transactions? High-value cash transactions beyond a specific limit are monitored by the Income Tax Department. Therefore, failing...

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Understanding The Social Stock Exchange: A Primer

Understanding The Social Stock Exchange: A Primer

All of us are aware that the concept of Social Stock Exchange stemmed up from the Budget speech of Hon Finance Minister Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman. By...

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An Informative Guide To Ensure The Success of A Board Meeting

An Informative Guide To Ensure The Success of A Board Meeting

Time for conducting Board Meeting A Meeting can be held at any time. Where, it should be practically interpreted to mean a convenient time. It is desirable...

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12A Registration for NGO’s: Eligibility, Process, Documents and Procedures.

12A Registration for NGO’s: Eligibility, Process, Documents and Procedures.

What is 12A Registration? 12A registration is a one-time registration which is granted by the Income Tax Department to trusts and other not for profit...

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Why a Co-founder's Agreement is Critical for Startup Success

Why a Co-founder's Agreement is Critical for Startup Success

  As a startup founder, you may have a great idea, a solid business plan, and an enthusiastic team to work with. However, it's important...

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7 Key Points Every Business Owner Should Check Before Signing a Lease Agreement

7 Key Points Every Business Owner Should Check Before Signing a Lease Agreement

Are you planning to lease an office space for your business in India? Before you sign the lease agreement, it is important to understand the legal aspects...

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Unleashing the Power of Reverse Factoring  : Transforming Supply Chain Financing

Unleashing the Power of Reverse Factoring : Transforming Supply Chain Financing

Reverse Factoring In many industries cash flow is important to keep this interconnected web running smoothly, since all the participants rely on each...

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Stay in the Know: Complying with Companies Act Requirements at your Annual General Meeting

Stay in the Know: Complying with Companies Act Requirements at your Annual General Meeting

Is gathering or assembly or getting together of a number of persons for transacting any law full business treated as meeting? Yes, it is a meeting but...

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How to Register a Trademark in UAE

How to Register a Trademark in UAE

UAE follows a first-to-file system, which means that rights of a registered proprietor prevail over those of a user. Registration of Trademarks in the...

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Store Layout Protection : A Unique Trademark Concept

Store Layout Protection : A Unique Trademark Concept

A store layout is the arrangement and design of a physical store or retail space. It includes elements such as the layout of merchandise, the placement...

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Data Protection Laws and Remedies for Breach in the UAE

Data Protection Laws and Remedies for Breach in the UAE

The Federal Decree-Law No. 45 of 2021 regarding the Protection of Personal Data Protection (the PDPL), which came into force on 2nd January 2022, provides...

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Recent Provisions for Start-ups : Credit Guarantee Scheme-2022

Recent Provisions for Start-ups : Credit Guarantee Scheme-2022

Businesses develop on account of the availability of capital .When fund crushes happen ,it gravely effects the business flow and plans of aspiring entrepreneurs...

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How to File a Money Suit in Kerala

How to File a Money Suit in Kerala

There may arise a situation in the life of an individual to lend out money to a friend or near ones with or without instruments. Sometimes they may default...

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E-Commerce Companies  and Legal Compliances

E-Commerce Companies and Legal Compliances

What is E-Commerce? WTO defines e-commerce as “production, distribution, marketing, sale or delivery of goods and services by electronic...

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Product Packing: Mandatory Disclosures under Legal Metrology Law

Product Packing: Mandatory Disclosures under Legal Metrology Law

  ‘Legal Metrology’ is the branch of law that deals with units of measures and weights. In India, the legislation regulating this branch...

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5 IP Mistakes every Business should Avoid

5 IP Mistakes every Business should Avoid

Running a successful business is a formidable task; entrepreneurs require sheer perseverance to achieve great success. When it comes to intellectual property...

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What Should You Do If A Builder Delays Property Possession?

What Should You Do If A Builder Delays Property Possession?

Introduction It’s so disheartening when the builder delays the possession; it takes away all your energy, focus and mental peace. Besides, there...

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Protect your Brand Name in the Metaverse

Protect your Brand Name in the Metaverse

McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut, three big names in the food industry have recently filed Metaverse trademark applications in the United States Patent...

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ക്രിപ്റ്റോ കറൻസിഇന്ത്യയിൽ: നികുതിയും നിയമവും

ക്രിപ്റ്റോ കറൻസിഇന്ത്യയിൽ: നികുതിയും നിയമവും

1990 ന് ശേഷം ജനിച്ചവരുടെ ജനറേഷന്‍ z എന്നറിയപ്പെടുന്ന തലമുറ...

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Intellectual property in the Fashion Industry

Intellectual property in the Fashion Industry

“Fashion is only the attempt to realise art in living forms and social intercourse”-Francis Bacon Fashion designers face a unique set of...

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Why include an Arbitration clause in commercial contracts?

Why include an Arbitration clause in commercial contracts?

“The courts of this country should not be the places where resolution of disputes begins. They should be the places where the disputes end after...

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Why you should go for One Person Company (OPC)

Why you should go for One Person Company (OPC)

Imagine that you have an amazing idea of business, a single man with humble resources want to leverage the advantages of forming a trend setting company....

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How to Register a Non-Profit Company ?

How to Register a Non-Profit Company ?

I. INTRODUCTION In India, a non-profit organisation can be registered as Trust by executing a Trust deed or as a Society under the Registrar of Societies,...

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A Guide to Successful Export from India

A Guide to Successful Export from India

1. Introduction The International business is the purchasing and selling of the goods, commodities and services outside its national borders. Exporting...

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Recent Provisions on  TCS :Tax Collected at source on Sale of Goods

Recent Provisions on TCS :Tax Collected at source on Sale of Goods

Tax Collected at Source (TCS) is the tax payable by a seller which he collects from the buyer. The rate of TCS is different for goods specified under different...

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Know about Kerala Shops and Establishments Act

Know about Kerala Shops and Establishments Act

Objective: This state enactment regulate the conditions of work in an establishment and provide for statutory obligations of the employers and rights...

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The Do's and Dont's for Non Resident Indians : Under FEMA Regulations

The Do's and Dont's for Non Resident Indians : Under FEMA Regulations

  Many Indians move abroad to foreign nations for various purposes such as education,employment and settlement . When a person moves abroad , his/her...

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Know your Rights & Responsibilities  :

Know your Rights & Responsibilities :

Preamble of Consumer Protection Act 2019 “An Act to provide for protection of the interests of consumers and for the said purpose, to establish...

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Recent Income Tax Changes For Charity Organisations

Recent Income Tax Changes For Charity Organisations

Currently the income derived from the property of the trust is exempt from income-tax under the purview of section 11 of the Act. If the trust or not-for-profit...

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How to Register your Trademark Internationally ?

How to Register your Trademark Internationally ?

One of the most frequent questions we get from our clients is "How do I register my trademark globally? in today’s era of e-commerce and the...

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Producer Company: An ideal structure for Agri-business in India

Producer Company: An ideal structure for Agri-business in India

Highlights: Importance of agri-business during and after Covid-19. Advantage of organised business format for agriculture sector. What is a Producer...

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e-Contracts: Are they Legal and Enforceable in India ?

e-Contracts: Are they Legal and Enforceable in India ?

Introduction:   In the time of social distancing and virtual business meetings, electronic contracts (e-contracts) are gaining momentum as an...

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New ITR Forms for AY 2020-21: Know What has Changed.

New ITR Forms for AY 2020-21: Know What has Changed.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has notified new Income Tax Return (ITR) forms for the Assessment Year (AY) 2020-21 (i.e. ITR 1 Sahaj, 2, 3, 4...

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Key  Changes in Income Tax Law: 8 Things You Should Know

Key Changes in Income Tax Law: 8 Things You Should Know

Here are some key changes you must know in income tax rules that has come into effect from 1st April, 2020, as announced in the Union Budget...

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Start-up  India Scheme: How to avail tax exemptions and other benefits ?

Start-up India Scheme: How to avail tax exemptions and other benefits ?

  1. Introduction: The Government of India has launched 'Start-up India initiative' back in 2016 with the objective of supporting entrepreneurs,...

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Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan:  A Booster Shot for MSME's

Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: A Booster Shot for MSME's

The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is being felt by all businesses around the world. Most of the countries declared various business stimulation...

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10 Reasons To Trademark Your Brand Name.

10 Reasons To Trademark Your Brand Name.

In todays world of business and competition, the protection of one’s brand is very imperative. The brand name is the representation of what each...

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Vivad se Vishwas: Tax Amnesty Scheme: What, When, How, For Whom

Vivad se Vishwas: Tax Amnesty Scheme: What, When, How, For Whom

Every year our Indian Government comes up with amnesty schemes of various taxes. In past years, the government had already launched schemes like Income...

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Companies Fresh Start Scheme 2020: A Golden Opportunity for Defaulted Companies

Companies Fresh Start Scheme 2020: A Golden Opportunity for Defaulted Companies

Introduction A welcome move and a Golden Opportunity from Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) that for the first time, this kind of scheme is put forth by...

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ബി.ഐ.സ് (BIS) ഹാൾമാർക്ക് രജിസ്‌ട്രേഷൻ: ജ്വല്ലറി വ്യാപരികൾ അറിയേണ്ടതെന്തെല്ലാം?

ബി.ഐ.സ് (BIS) ഹാൾമാർക്ക് രജിസ്‌ട്രേഷൻ: ജ്വല്ലറി വ്യാപരികൾ അറിയേണ്ടതെന്തെല്ലാം?

ഉപഭോക്തൃ കാര്യ മന്ത്രാലയം (Ministry of Consumer Affairs) പുറത്തിറക്കിയ 2020 ജനുവരി...

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