Lok Sabha passes GST Bill.

The proposed national sales tax would harmonise a mosaic of state and central levies to create a unified market. The Lok Sabha on Wednesday [06/05/2015] passed a constitutional amendment bill for the roll out of the goods and services tax (GST) starting in April 2016, considered a major reform to make India a single market […]

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Patent wars extend into brand protection.

Businesses with registered trademarks can try to prevent other companies from registering a conflicting, or similar sounding, mark by lodging a formal challenge to the IPO – and several high-profile international businesses have recently been successful in fending off rivals. Luxury fashion designer Giorgio Armani attempted to stop the registration of the trademark “Benjamin Armani”, […]

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