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Walia & Co Law Offices

Boutique firm Walia & Co Law Offices specialises in aviation and aerospace matters, with clients including BMI, Etihad Airways and Aeroflot. Ranjit Walia is the key contact.

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  • 'START-UP INDIA' - A HISTORIC INITIATIVE FOR FASTER GROWTH OF INDIAN ECONOMY!

    On 16th January 2016, Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched formally an all- inclusive and robust action plan for the “Start-up India, Stand Up India” initiative, which was announced enthusiastically on the 69th Independence Day of India (i.e. on August 15, 2015) by him while addressing the nation. This “Start-up India” initiative is really a very welcome, viable, and historic initiation for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in the country, and boosting faster growth of Indian economy. The 40-page Action Plan was presented during a grand event organized at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. This landmark event was perhaps the first of its kind in the entire world so far, which witnessed direct and constructive dialogue between the start-up community and the policy makers. This concise article offers lapidary information about the major components of this Start-up India Action Plan, along with expounding the great importance of such an initiative for the desired intellectual and industrial development, and faster economic growth and prosperity of India. Here, it must be noted that, this visionary initiative puts strong emphasis on promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, creating propitious environment for making businesses (especially by new entrepreneurs and start-up enterprises) easier in India, generating employment, and fostering private investments into thriving Indian economy, in order to make India a developed nation on or before its 75th Anniversary of Independence (August 15, 2022).
  • Soon To Be Finalized is India's First-ever National IPR Policy!

    (By: Hemant Goyal & Ashwin D. Rajan)
  • Vested Rights in Trade Marks

    In the Intellectual Property field, Trade Marks rights are vested in the owners without any formalities. As soon as a Trade Mark is launched in the market or a proprietor has started using a mark, the rights vest in that Trade Mark and no registration is required to obtain these rights.
  • WINDS OF CHANGE IN THE INDIAN LEGAL SYSTEM

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  • Delhi High Court, Division Bench Order on Allied Blenders & Distillers Pvt. Ltd.

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  • Mr Pravin Anand was recognised as the “Most Innovative Lawyer” across Asia Pacific

    The winners of the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards for Asia-Pacific were announced on the 10th June 2015 at an awards ceremony held in Hong Kong.
  • A done deal? Comment on Snapdeal v. Kaff

    E-tailers are more often than not unwilling to maintain resale price according to what the manufacturer expects. So much so that, along with the ease of ‘cash on delivery’, consumers in India have now come to expect lower prices for products they buy online.
  • An (unintentional) safe harbour for online counterfeiting?

    The recent decision in Shreya Singhal v Union of India by the Indian Supreme Court striking down the much maligned Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act) is undoubtedly a watershed judgment in Indian Constitutional jurisprudence.
  • Has the Competition Commission dealt biggest legal blow yet to India’s start-up story?

    Growth, adoption and market share; these three words form the basis of the business strategies of millions of start-ups around the world including thousands in India. Profitability is almost a profanity in the start-up world; investors often advise start-ups to have a single-minded dedication to growth and to not worry about profits. Consequently, start-ups in India have been able to enter with a big bang offering goods and services at a price range that was unthinkable only a few years ago. Their strategies have included bumper discounts, large-scale marketing and possibly even pricing below cost. Some of these pricing strategies have been in play in the automotive aggregator space where players such as Ola and Uber have adopted very aggressive pricing and marketing strategies that have even driven out competitors like Taxi For Sure out of the market. Thus far, the sustainability of these pricing practices and the valuations of these companies has only been debated amongst industry experts ad nauseam even as more and more companies obtain millions of dollars of VC funding on the basis of the same model.
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    Nitto Denko v Union of India- Committee Report on compensatory measures for delays and provision for expedited examination at the Indian Patent office