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Latest Updates on E-Commerce and Licensing – September 2021- Part II

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on E-Commerce and Licensing Amazon signs MoU with Gujarat The e-commerce platform Amazon India signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Industries and Mines Department, Gujarat Government with a view to provide a global platform to the homegrown businesses. As per the MoU, Amazon India will conduct trainings/ workshops/ webinars etc. for exporters and MSME owners from key clusters like Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Bharuch, and Rajkot. Amazon will share expertise regarding B2C…

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Latest updates on e-commerce and licensing: September – Part 1

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on E-Commerce and Licensing : Govt. to re-examine e-commerce draft rules The government is facing significant criticism from both, the players of e-commerce industries and from various sections of the government over the  draft  e-commerce rules published in June. The draft rules contain various contradictions that are being flagged by the players and are seeking further amendments. “The definition of related party certainly needs some more clarity, otherwise it will be difficult…

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LATEST UPDATES ON ECOMMERCE AND LICENSING – 20TH AUGUST TO 27TH AUGUST, 2021

A dull Independence Day for e-commerce platforms Various e-commerce platforms use I-Day to multiply their sales by providing heavy discounts. This year saw a change in this pattern. Amazon and Flipkart, the two e-commerce giants chose not to aggressively campaign their I-Day sale. The Competition Commission of India (CCI)’s current investigation on the allegations of deep discounting by e-markets had resulted in a low-key Independence Day sale. The Government also plans on proposing changes like banning flash sales, mandating platforms…

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Latest Updates On Ecommerce And Licensing – 13th August To 19th August, 2021

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on eCommerce & Licensing: E-Commerce in India to touch $40 billion by 2030: Report As per the report - Value E-commerce: The next big leap in India's retail market, India is set to touch new heights in the field of e-commerce. Currently, the e-commerce market is valued at $4 billion and as per the report, this figure is to touch $20 billion by 2026 and $40 billion by 2030. The main reason…

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Latest Updates on eCommerce and Licensing – 5th August to 12th August, 2021

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on eCommerce & Licensing: Amazon’s largest seller to stop operations in India Cloudtail India is a wholly owned subsidiary of Prione Business Services, which was in a joint venture with Amazon and Nagavara Ramarao Narayan Murthy’s Catamaran Ventures. The joint partners have decided not to renew their seven-year-old partnership with Cloudtail India, which ends on May 19, 2022. This decision comes at a time when the surveillance of the operations of foreign…

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Latest updates on eCommerce & Licensing - August 2021 (Week 1)

Latest updates on eCommerce & Licensing – August 2021 (Week 1)

This is a rundown of last week's news updates on eCommerce & Licensing: Rummy & Poker now declared as games of skill. In a huge win for gaming companies offering online card games, the Madras High Court stated that Rummy and Poker are games of skills. Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy presided over the case of Junglee Games India Pvt. Limited and Rahul Nandkumar Bharadwaj Vs. The State of Tamil Nadu and Ors. (W.P. No. 18022 of 2020)…

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Comments and Suggestion on the Proposed eCommerce Rules

Comments & Suggestions on the Proposed E-Commerce Rules (2021)

Background On 23rd July, 2020 the Central Government had notified the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020. The Department of Consumer Affairs on 21st June, 2021 published the proposed amendments to Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 and had sought views/ comments/ suggestions to be sent within 15 days, i.e., by 6th July, 2021 by email to js-ca@nic.in. Later the last date was extended to 21st July, 2021. Structure The comments, suggestions and inputs have been provided in two parts. The first part…

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Duties of E-commerce entities in accordance with Proposed Amendment to E-commerce rules 2020

Obligations of Marketplace E-commerce entities and Inventory E-commerce entities.

The Center has extended the deadline for seeking suggestions on the proposed e-commerce rules till July 21, 2021 according to a notification issued by Center on July 5, 2021. Earlier the Ministry of Consumer Affairs had sought feedback on the proposed amendments to the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020, till July 6, 2021. Highlights of Duties and Liabilities of Marketplace E-commerce and Inventory E-commerce entities: Liabilities of Marketplace E-commerce entities: • To provide information about the country of origin, best before…

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Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 – Proposed Amendments (2021)

Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 – Proposed Amendments (2021)

INTRODUCTION On 23rd July, 2020 the Central Government had notified the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020. The Department of Consumer Affairs on 21st June, 2021 published the proposed amendments to Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 and has sought views/ comments/ suggestions to be sent within 15 days, ie., by 6th July, 2021 by email to js-ca@nic.in. In summary the amendments proposed are as follows: Registration of entities with DPIIT shall be mandatory Chief Compliance Officer, Nodal Contact Person and Grievance…

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Netflix and Sony Strike Groundbreaking Licensing deal, Benetton India and Timex ink Licensing deal, WhatsApp announces eCommerce Friendly Business Features and more.

Chingari and Koinange Records collaborate on Licensing deal, Netflix and Sony Strike Groundbreaking Licensing deal, Benetton India and Timex ink Licensing deal, WhatsApp announces eCommerce Friendly Business Features and The Integration of Social Media and eCommerce. Chingari and Koinange Records collaborate on Licensing deal Chingari, the India-based short video app, has struck a licensing deal with Koinange Records and the alliance is said to promote localised content in every language on the video app. Koinange records is also set to collaborate…

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