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Sixth Sense’s Scheme invests in pharma based Fullife Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.

17 May 2018

Sixth Sense Ventures headed by Founder and CEO Mr. Nikhil Vora, has through its second scheme made an investment to the tune of Rs. 5 Crores, along with Kotak Investment Advisors that invested a sum of Rs. 3 Crores, in Fullife Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., a company well established in the pharmaceutical sector and now making …

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Sixth Sense’s Scheme backs Delhi based Proficiency Learning Solution Pvt. Ltd.

06 April 2018

Sixth Sense Ventures headed by Founder and CEO Mr. Nikhil Vora, has through its second scheme made an investment to the tune of Rs. 5 Crores in the edu-tech space in Delhi-based Eupheus Learning, operated by Proficiency Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd., which develops textbooks and their digitised versions to integrate class and home learning. Sixth …

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US based Fractal acquires Final Mile

06 April 2018

Final Mile, a pioneer in the practice of behaviour architecture, amongst other things, was acquired by Fractal Analytics, US based leader in artificial intelligence. ANM Global under the leadership of its partner Ms. Shweta Tewari together associate Ms. Shaili Trivedi represented the promoters/ sellers of Final Mile. ANM Global assisted the promoter/sellers in negotiating and …

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Series B Investments in Faircent

06 April 2018

ANM Global recently represented Gurgaon based P2P major Faircent.com, towards raising about Rs. 25 Crores in a Series B investment round from a cluster of investors. The Corporate team at ANM Global, led by partner Shweta Tewari assisted Faircent in structuring the deal as well as drafting, vetting and negotiating the transaction documents. The investment …

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Direct to consumer advertising of prescription drugs on internet: A Boon or a Curse

14 October 2016

By Sushant Arora, Partner, Mumbai Office Promoting products directly to consumers by the use of popular media. Historically, advertisers have used the traditional mass media – radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and billboards- to send their messages. But these are largely being replaced by Internet advertising. In today’s world, advertising has a profound impact on the …

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Government brings life to Internet Broadcasting under the amended Copyright Act

14 October 2016

– By Pratik Jhaveri, Associate, Mumbai Office We are aware that the provisions of Section 31A were amended and certain new provisions in terms of Section 31-B, 31-C and 31-D were introduced in the Copyright Act, 1957 (the Act), vide the Copyright Amendment Act, 2012 which amendment came into force from June, 2012. It is …

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Trade Mark Infringement – a Case Study

02 September 2016

By Sushant Arora, Partner, Mumbai Office A registered Trade Mark is infringed by a person who, not being a registered proprietor or a person using by way of permitted use, uses in the course of trade, a mark which is identical with or deceptively similar to the said registered Trade Mark in relation to the …

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Brexit Effect on IP

01 September 2016

-By Sushant Arora, Partner, Mumbai Office What is Brexit BREXIT or Britains Exit is a term used to denote exit of Britain from European Union (EU), which presently is a Union of 28 independent countries forming a unified economy. Historical perspective about Britain / Great Britain / United Kingdom We know that England, Scotland and …

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Arbitration Final

01 September 2016

CAN THE BUYER APPROACH A CONSUMER COURT WHILST THE -By Divya Sharma, Associate, New Delhi Office There has been a considerable debate surrounding the presence of an arbitration clause in a Builder Buyer Agreement/ Apartment Buyer Agreement; and the consumers right to approach the consumer court in cases where the delay caused by a developer/ …

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Acquiescence as a Defence in Trademark

01 September 2016

By Piyush Joshi, Associate, New Delhi Office When faced with a claim of trademark infringement, a defendant might avoid or minimize its liability if it can safely establish the equitable defense of acquiescence. A defensive claim of acquiescence may be available where the trademark owner has affirmatively represented to the plaintiff / world at large …

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Liability of the Board under Drugs Act

01 September 2016

IN A CASE AGAINST THE DRUGS AND COSMETICS ACT, 1940 (The Act) By Shivani Deshmukh, Associate, Mumbai Office THE DRUGS AND COSMETICS ACT, 1940 (Act No. 23 of 1940): In order to give effectto the recommendations of the Drugs Enquiry Committee, insofar as they relate to matters with which the Central Government is primarily concerned, …

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Will Debt-Recoveries manage to Recover

01 September 2016

The Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debt Laws and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) Act, 2016: -Vipul Dharmani, Partner, Chandigarh Office The Recovery of Debts Due to Banks and Financial Institutions Act, 1993 (RDDBFI Act) and the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002, (SARFAESI Act) were enacted for …

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Recent Judgments in Banking arena

01 September 2016

-By Amar Gupta, Partner, Kanpur Office The Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 (SARFAESI Act): A protected Tenant under the Maharashtra Rent Control Act cannot be evicted by using the provisions of SARFAESI Act. The Honble Supreme Court in Vishal N. Kalsaria Vs Bank Of India and others …

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Product Declarations – a Statutory Guideline

01 September 2016

-By Divya Sharma, Associate, New Delhi Office We all have seen declarations on product packages. These declarations are mandatory in nature for all packaged commodities, be it a package of eatables, a package of a television set, a package of milk, a package of a radio set, a packet of chocolates, etc. A close observation …

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Protocol Amending Provisions Of India – Mauritius Dtaa

14 June 2016

The India- Mauritius Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (Convention) which was originally concluded between the Government of India and Government of Mauritius in 1982 was recently amended by a Protocol dated 10th May 2016. The detailed Protocol amending the Convention has not yet been released. However, a Press Note briefly explaining the key features of the …

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Legal Metrology Act As Applicable To Cement Manufacturers

14 June 2016

The Legal Metrology Act (the Act) is a forward looking enactment. It repealed the Standards of Weights & Measures Act, 1976. It acquired legal existence in 2009 however the Act became effective only in 01.04.2011. The Act accords due recognition to the provisions of erstwhile Standards of Weights & Measures Act by incorporating its basic …

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End to the Custom of Appointment of In-house Arbitrators

14 June 2016

A REVIEW OF AMENDMENTS MADE TO THE ARBITRATION AND CONCILIATION ACT, 1996 WITH REGARD TO APPOINTMENT OF ARBITRATORS I. INTRODUCTION Arbitration, these days, has become the most preferred way for resolution of commercial disputes in India. The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (hereinafter referred to as the Act) contains provisions with respect to settlement of …

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Speaker in a Conference organised by JETRO, TOKYO on IPR infringement on cyberspace

10 July 2014

ANM Global Inc was invited by JETRO, Tokyo to give a presentation on IPR infringement on cyberspace in India. The conference was attended by many of the Japanese biggest names in electronic, sports, automotive industry.

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July 2014 Newsletter

09 July 2014

CONTENTS – INDIA 1. DELHI HIGH COURT RULES ON PRESUMPTION OF VALIDITY UNDER INDIAN PATENT LAW 2. DELHI HC DECIDES ON A DECEPTIVELY SIMILAR TRADEMARK 3. DELAY IN USING A TRADEMARK DOES NOT DISENTITLE A PARTY FROM USING ITS TRADEMARK 4. INTERNATIONAL EXHAUSTION DOES NOT APPLY TO PRODUCTS NOT ACCQUIRED LAWFULLY 5. CHARAK PHARMACEUTICALS WINS …

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Importance of Designs Registration in India

09 June 2014

THE SHAPE OF THE PRODUCT – INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS . INDIA The advantage of getting a design registered is multi-fold and cannot be overlooked in today’s era when the designs are the verge of being infringed per diem. Of the four pillars of Intellectual property protection . patents, industrial designs, trademarks and copyrights . perhaps the …

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April 2014 Newsletter

10 April 2014

The Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) has published the Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2014 on 28 February 2014. The amendments are effective from the date of publication. The salient aspects of the amended rules include: Applicant: Introduction of a third category of applicant for patent in the …

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Intellectual Property Rights-News Letter Issue No: 2014-03-009

02 April 2014

March, 2014 Issue Supreme Court Preview – Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Mgmt. Sys., Inc. Supreme Court will hear arguments next week in two cases involving the Attorney Fees provision at 35 U.S.C. 285.  That section provides that a district court may award reasonable attorney fees to a prevailing party “in exceptional cases.”  The Octane …

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Anm Global Deal Transaction Experience

02 February 2014

ANM Global is a leading full service commercial law firm having offices in New Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai along with associate offices in Hyderabad, Allahabad, Chandigarh, Ahmadabad and Chennai. We at ANM Global have always believed in building a long term relationship with our clients. Our main preoccupation is to provide each client with a …

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Intellectual Property and the Internet

15 January 2014

Intellectual Property: Use and Strategy Intellectual Property: Best Practices The Legal Framework in Cyberspace: the Indian Information Technology Act, 2000 Trademarks on the Internet: First Generation Issues Domain Names; Second Generation Issues – Metatags, Linking Copyright: Online Content and Digital Rights Management Anti Circumvention: Legal and Technological Issues The Uses of Intellectual Property – I …

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Overview of Food Safety and Standard 2006

14 January 2014

The food processing industry is one of the largest sectors in India in terms of production, growth, consumption, and export. Food processing industry is widely recognized as the ‘sunrise industry’ in India and is of enormous significance for India’s development because of the vital linkages and synergies that it promotes between the two pillars of …

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Section 118 Himachal Pradesh Tenancy And Land Reforms Act, 1972

13 January 2014

A non-agriculturist cannot buy land in Himachal Pradesh. Since the economy of the state is agricultural/ horticultural driven, Himachal Pradesh has certain provisions under which non-Himachal residents and non-Himachal agriculturists cannot buy land in Himachal. This is through the enactment of Section 118 of the H.P. Tenancy and Land Reforms Act, 1972 (hereinafter Act) which …

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Alternate Investment Funds – Brief

12 January 2014

1. SEBI introduced the SEBI (Alternate Investment Funds) Regulations, 2012 (AIF Regulations) in May 2012. These regulations replaced the SEBI (Venture Capital Funds) Regulations, 1996 (hereinafter VCF Regulations) with effect from May 21, 2012. However, VCFs existing as on that date would continue to be regulated by VCF Regulations till the fund or scheme managed …

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Merger Control-Recent Regulations

05 January 2014

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) vide notification dated April 4, 2013 has amended the Competition Commission of India (Procedure in regard to the transaction of business relating to combinations) Regulations, 2011, (CCI Merger Control Regulations). The CCI has amended Schedule I (as per regulation 4 CCI Merger Control Regulations), which details the categories of …

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Clinical Trials In India

05 January 2014

Drug development is a process that calls for utmost care. An error can cause fatal result. Clinical trials are developed in such a way that it not only helps the discovery of new drugs but also ensures safety profile of such drugs. A clinical trial in simple terms can be defined as a set of …

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Whether Private Parties can approach WTO

27 December 2013

The basic structure of the WTO agreements: there are six main areas the umbrella WTO Agreement, goods, services, intellectual property, dispute settlement and trade policy reviews. The only participants in the dispute settlement system are the Member governments of the WTO), which can take part either as parties or as third parties. The WTO Secretariat, …

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Intellectual Property Law Monthly Review

27 December 2013

1.0 Centillion Data Systems v. Qwest Communications Centillion Data Systems, LLC (Centillion) appeals from the district court’s grant of summary judgment to Qwest Communications International, Inc. (Qwest) that various claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,287,270 (270 patent) are not infringed. Centillion also challenges the award of costs to Qwest. Because the district court erred in …

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Patent Pre-Grant Opposition

27 December 2013

The Pre-Grant Opposition by way of Representation can be filed after publication of the application (in the Patent Office Journal) till the grant of the patent by any person, in writing, against the grant of patent. The Post Grant Opposition can be filed by any interested person within 12 months from the date of publication …

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Determination of Custom Duty Valuation on Imported Goods in India

27 December 2013

1. Introduction 1.1 India is presently following the provisions of the WTO Agreement on Customs Valuation (ACV) for determination of value on imported goods where Customs duty is levied with reference to value (ad-valorem rates). However, this does not apply to cases where tariff values have been fixed. 1.2 Section 2(41) of the Customs Act, …

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ANM Global is appointed M&A; Law firm for Anand Rathi Group

15 December 2013

ANM Global has been recently retained by Anand Rathi Group as one of the domestic counsels along with top tier law firms of the country. Mr Nidhish Mehrotra, Co-Founding Partner stated that it is such a big recognition to be appointed as one of the law firms along side the likes of Amarchand, JSagar to …

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ANM Global is appointed as one of the law firms for Polish Companies in India

15 December 2013

ANM Global has been officially included as one of the law firms to represent polish companies looking to enter the Indian subcontinent. Mr Nidhish Mehrotra, Co-Founding Partner stated that it is a privilege for our firm to be associated with the Polish Government in India and would also be an honor to represent/advice Polish companies …

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ANM Global advises one of the market leaders in spices on patent law in India

10 September 2013

ANM Global has been instructed by a well known FMCG client in creating a patent portfolio in India and abroad. Dr Charanjit Kumar Sehgal, who is heading the patent practice of the firm stated that it is a great initiative by the conglomerate to expand their brand value and goodwill by creating IP for the …

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ANM Global advises a multinational e-commerce company from United States of America

12 October 2012

ANM Global instrumental in advising one of the largest e-commerce company from United States of America, in entry strategy within the domain of Information Technology laws in India. Anuj Gupta, partner in charge stated that it is imperative for any e-commerce company to be in strict compliance with the IT Laws vis-a-vis criminal laws to …

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Godrej Consumer Products wins case against a cybersquatter

14 August 2012

Godrej Consumer Products has won a case against a cybersquatter who had registered the domain name of its flagship group, law firm ANM Global, which represented the Indian consumer goods maker, said. “Godrej proved that the domain name registered by US-based cybersquatter Chris Peri of Illinois was identical to its trademark and misleading,” the statement …

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United Spirits Limited attains an ex-parte ad interim injunction against a design infringer

14 August 2012

United Spirits Limited (“USL”), the flagship of UB Group, has obtained an ex-parte ad interim injunction in a civil suit filed in July against a design infringer who was not only pirating the registered design of USL but also reusing second hand bottles of USL and selling its own liquor One of the highest selling …

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Godfrey Phillips India, DS Group in legal spat

30 July 2012

Godfrey Phillips India (GPI), the country’s second largest cigarette-maker, is embroiled in a legal spat with DS Group, which makes Pass Pass mouth freshener, over slogans in the ads for chewing tobacco brands. In April, GPI dragged DS to Delhi High Court alleging that DS had copied the advertising slogan for one of its brands. …

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Adi Godrej wins case against cybersquatter

11 July 2012

Adi Godrej, chairman of Godrej Consumer Products, has won a case against a cybersquatter who had registered the domain name ‘adigodrej.info’, a law firm representing Godrej said. Nidhish Mehrotra, co-founding partner at law firm ANM Global said, “Allowing this domain name registration would have harmed the Godrej brand and could have had serious consequences for …

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DS Group attains well-known mark for Catch brand

11 July 2012

DS Group, maker of Catch packaged water and Chingles chewing gum, has obtained a well-known mark recognition and an ex-parte ad interim injunction passed by the Delhi High Court last month against a trademark infringer who used a similar trademark Catch on its products, law firm ANM Global Inc, who represented the DS Group said. …

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Anomalies in Consolidation of Holdings – Regulation 11 of the Takeover Code

22 February 2011

This article deals with certain anomalies with respect to the consolidation of holdings and public announcements in the SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 1997. Regulation 11 of these Regulations deals with the consolidation of holdings and outlines the requisite thresholds for making a public announcement. Public announcements are considered essential for safeguarding …

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ANM Global Firm Profile Oct 2010

19 October 2010

ANM Global is a leading full service commercial law firm having offices in New Delhi and Mumbai along with associate offices in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Allahabad, Chandigarh, Ahmadabad and Chennai. We have close ties with various law firms in Singapore, London, Cyprus, San Francisco, Mauritius, Bangkok, Sydney, Hong Kong, Paris, Zurich, Amsterdam, Madrid and in various …

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Regulating Indian Cyberspace The battle for control in the New Media Version 2.0

19 October 2010

Traditional legal systems have had great difficulty in keeping pace with the rapid growth of the Internet and its impact throughout the world. Whilst laws have been enacted and a few cases have been decided that affect the Internet, they have left most of the difficult legal issues to the future. Inspite of the recent …

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Data Protection, Privacy and Corporate Compliance

19 October 2010

Introduction – Welcome to the Back Office! Outsourcing to India is one of the best ways for CIOs to cut application development and maintenance costs, deal effectively with the peaks and valleys of software demands, and focus on more strategic work. Depending on whom you ask, anywhere from onehalf to two-thirds of all Fortune 500 …

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Cardiff Law School Alumni Speaks

12 June 2004

Anuj Gupta Partner, ANM Global, India Just three years after graduating, Anuj is running his own law firm in India. He tells us how a degree at Cardiff, along with patience and focus, helped him to achieve his ambition. What memories do you have of Cardiff Law School and Cardiff city? I have lots of …

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