Category Archives: Companies Act

The New Trademarks Rules, 2017: what it means for startups

The new Trademarks Rules, 2017 (“New Rules”) that came into effect on March 06, 2017, has introduced significant changes to the trade marks application process and systems in India. The changes inter alia include an increase in the official fees,

The New Trademarks Rules, 2017: what it means for startups

The new Trademarks Rules, 2017 (“New Rules”) that came into effect on March 06, 2017, has introduced significant changes to the trade marks application process and systems in India. The changes inter alia include an increase in the official fees,

Independence of the RBI: 50 Shades of Gray

This article follows from an earlier blog post regarding the Reserve Bank of India and excessive regulation. Although this digresses from the blog’s theme, regulation is an important aspect concerning every stakeholder: thus this article. Our gratitude to Mandar Kagade,

Independence of the RBI: 50 Shades of Gray

This article follows from an earlier blog post regarding the Reserve Bank of India and excessive regulation. Although this digresses from the blog’s theme, regulation is an important aspect concerning every stakeholder: thus this article. Our gratitude to Mandar Kagade,

TiE NY Pitch Summit – for the interested startups

Startups with at least one founder based in India: you may be eligible to apply for the TiE NY Pitch Summit being organized on Feb 9 in New York (startups can present via video link from Mumbai).  It is open

TiE NY Pitch Summit – for the interested startups

Startups with at least one founder based in India: you may be eligible to apply for the TiE NY Pitch Summit being organized on Feb 9 in New York (startups can present via video link from Mumbai).  It is open

Breather for Angel Funds

In a recent board meeting (November 23, 2016), SEBI has relaxed and altered certain criteria relating to angel funds by amending the Alternative Investment Funds regulations.  While a notification is yet to be issued in this regard, it appears that

Breather for Angel Funds

In a recent board meeting (November 23, 2016), SEBI has relaxed and altered certain criteria relating to angel funds by amending the Alternative Investment Funds regulations.  While a notification is yet to be issued in this regard, it appears that

Reporting norm for FVCI Investments

Last week , the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) notified that a Foreign Venture Capital Investor (FVCI) investing directly in an entity would be required to report this in Form FC-GPR while separate instructions would be issued in due course

Reporting norm for FVCI Investments

Last week , the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) notified that a Foreign Venture Capital Investor (FVCI) investing directly in an entity would be required to report this in Form FC-GPR while separate instructions would be issued in due course

ECB breather for Start-ups

In its statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies issued on October 4th, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said that it will allow start-ups to raise an amount to the tune of USD 3 million per financial year (or

ECB breather for Start-ups

In its statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies issued on October 4th, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said that it will allow start-ups to raise an amount to the tune of USD 3 million per financial year (or

Better late than never

It’s heartening to see the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) planning to initiate action to ensure compliance among crowdfunding platforms in India. We read about this news in the Business Standard today.Although, it would be extremely beneficial if

Better late than never

It’s heartening to see the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) planning to initiate action to ensure compliance among crowdfunding platforms in India. We read about this news in the Business Standard today.Although, it would be extremely beneficial if