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26 Jul 2017

India’s Supreme Court has constituted a nine-member bench to decide on whether the Right to Privacy is a fundamental right. This decision will be an important landmark in the advocacy of privacy rights in our country.

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03 May 2017

In the last couple of months, the Government has mandated the use of the Aadhaar number for availing various government services and benefi ts. It has been made mandatory for fi ling tax returns and for booking air and train tickets, etc.

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05 Apr 2017

Intelligent machines or “machines with self-acquired intelligence” (the term denotes all types of AI including robots, drones, automated vehicles, bots) are becoming increasingly popular. Unlike the previous generation of machines that were “expert systems” based on a set of rules pre-programmed into them, modern day intelligent machines have the ability to “acquire” more and more intelligence without human intervention.

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05 Mar 2017

India has acquired an undisputed position in IT services. This industry has generated billions of dollars of revenue and profi ts, provided employment to an entire generation of technology professionals and created several Indiabased MNCs with wide acceptance all over the world.

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06 Feb 2017

A Division Bench of the Delhi High Court, comprising Ravindra Bhat and Deepa Sharma, JJ. on 23-12-2016 pronounced a judgment in an appeal1 against an interim injunction granted against MySpace Inc. in a case fi led by Super Cassettes Industries Ltd. (SCIL). This judgement discusses the privileges of internet intermediaries. This article seeks to summarise the main points of the case and the rationale outlined by the Bench for its judgement.

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01 Aug 2017

Fox Mandal recently organised an event on “IP Management – Best Practices” at its Bangalore office. Senior IP practitioners from organisations in diverse industry domains addressed a group of over 20 IP practitioners and stakeholders and shared insights and best practices from their industry and organisations. The interactive session also gave the audience an opportunity to engage with the experts to clarify various IP management related issues.

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01 Aug 2017

Fox Mandal Partner Purnima Kamble, who heads the firm’s Hyderabad office, was privileged to felicitate Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu, in her capacity as a Charter Member of TiE’s newly-launched chapter in Amaravathi, the capital of Andhra Pradesh state. The AP state government is keen to attract start-ups and TiE expects to play an important role in helping create a suitable ecosystem.

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26 Apr 2017

On April 26, 2017, Fox Mandal’s Bangalore office hosted a session on the “Tax and Legal aspects of inward investment in Italy”. Partners from Studio Pirola, a leading Italian tax advisory and legal services firm, spoke on the subject and answered questions from the audience.

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13 Apr 2017

Rajesh Vellakkat, Partner, was invited to be a panellist at KLE Law College’s Lexpert 2017, an event aimed at giving students a practitioner’s perspective of a career in law. Rajesh spoke about the intersection of “technology” and “law” and the resulting opportunities to provide legal services to technology companies. He discussed the scope of “Technology Law” as a practice area and its linkages with other areas such as Corporate Law and IPR Law, and highlighted certain laws that students desirous of pursuing a career in this area must gain expertise in. 

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07 Apr 2017

Fox Mandal & Associates is pleased to have assisted Edtech venture Testbook raise funding from venture capital firm Matrix Partners based in Mauritius. Testbook provides a cost-effective and convenient platform for job aspirants to take practice/mock tests via a mobile app, website or through offline test centres (in some cities). The venture, founded by a team of IIT graduates, prepares candidates for recruitment exams such as SBI Probationary Officers, LIC AAO etc. The company intends to use the capital to improve its product, expand market presence in India and brand-building.

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07 Apr 2017

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 (“Amendment Act”) received Presidential assent on 27th March 2017 and was published in the Official Gazette on 28th March 2017. The Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India vide Official Gazette notification dated 31st March 2017 has declared that the provisions of the Act shall come into force from 1st April, 2017.

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22 Feb 2017

GAIL (India) Limited (OP) was accused of abuse of dominant position by various parties engaged in business of automotive components manufacturing (Informants) who had entered into Gas Sale Agreements (“GSA”) with the OP for buying the natural gas.

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11 Jan 2017

Pursuant to sub-section (3) of section 1 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013), the Central Government hereby notified Sections in relation to Liquidation, Winding up, Arrangements, Amalgamations Compromises, Arrangements w.e.f 15th day of December, 2016.

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11 Nov 2016

We all know that Indian Judiciary Courts are burdened with number of cases. With an objective of reducing the burden of High Courts and also empowering the Company Law Board, a Tribunal has been constituted. It is also aimed to consolidate all matters relating to the Companies scattered with High Courts, Board of Industrial and Financial Reconstruction and other forums, into one single forum named as National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).

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25 Oct 2016

Informant, a newly appointed stockist of Lupin Ltd. (“Lupin”), a pharmaceutical company, alleged that Lupin refused to supply drugs and medicines unless the Informant obtained an NOC from the Karnataka Chemists & Druggists Association (“KCDA”), an association of which Lupin is a member.

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24 Apr 2014

Sexual harassment is categorized as a serious criminal offence and violation of fundamental rights which can destroy human dignity and freedom. In an effort to promote the well being of women employees at the work place, every employer should now mandatorily have strict guidelines against sexual harassment. President Pranab Mukherjee has accorded his assent to the bill under which, cases of sexual harassment at workplace will have to be dealt and disposed off by an in-house committees within 90 days failing which a penalty will be imposed.

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