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Recap 2021: IP Updates – Part 3

In this post we revisit the IP Updates ie., any amendments, ordinances, notifications, and other information related to IP published in the year 2021. For reader's convenience it has been divided into parts, please find the link to the previous and next parts towards the end of this post. 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…

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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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E commerce and Licensing

No streaming of K-pop songs over Licensing Dispute, Disney  shuts stores for eCommerce Business, Twitter introduces new e-marketing feature and more.

No streaming of K-pop songs over Licensing Dispute, Disney  shuts stores for eCommerce Business, Box office collection in China like never before, Pandemic causes David Crosby to sell his IP rights, Twitter introduces new e-marketing feature, Square acquires Tidal for USD 297 Million. No streaming of K-pop songs over Licensing Dispute A month after Spotify, the global music streaming application, was launched in South Korea, it was noticed that Korean popular music was taken down from the app leaving the…

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Google to Launch Cloud Gaming Service Stadia on November 19, Donald Trump Joins Amazon’s Twitch, Amazon Music to Feature on Apple TVs and more

Google to Launch Cloud Gaming Service Stadia on November 19; Donald Trump Joins Amazon’s Twitch; AMC to Start Online Movie Streaming Service; Amazon Music to Feature on Apple TVs; CAIT Attempts to Close In on ‘Deep Discount’ Controversy; Flipkart Forays into Original Videos and Food Retail; Plea before NGT against Use of Plastic by E-Commerce Companies; Shopmatic Acquires Full Stakes in CombineSell and more. Gaming and Licensing News Google to Launch Cloud Gaming Service Stadia on November 19 Google’s cloud gaming service,…

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eCommerce and Licensing News: Govt Relaxes FDI Norms for Single Brand Retail, Ali Express Opens Brick and Mortar Store in Spain, Google Launches Video Game Streaming, and more

Govt to Make E-commerce Guidelines Mandatory, Govt Relaxes FDI Norms for Single-Brand Retail, Ali Express Opens Brick and Mortar Store in Spain, Flipkart Inks Management Deal with Nautica, Google Launches Video Game Streaming Service, Hasbro to Acquire EOne for USD 4 Billion, Disney’s Aladdin and Lion King Video Games to be Upgraded, and more. E-Commerce Law News   Govt to Make E-commerce Guidelines Mandatory Ram Vilas Paswan, the minister for consumer affairs, has recently confirmed that in order to protect the interest of…

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Salient Features of the Proposed E-Commerce Guidelines for Consumer Protection

Salient Features of the Proposed E-Commerce Guidelines for Consumer Protection

  The Government of India has recently unveiled the draft of the E-Commerce Guidelines for Consumer Protection, 2019, seeking inputs from stakeholders. The Ministry has given time until September 16, 2019 for the stakeholders to provide their suggestions, and to understand the applicability of the Guidelines in general. The two-fold objective of the Guidelines is: to ensure maximum consumer protection by checking fraud and unfair trade practices; and to protect the legitimate rights and interests of the consumers. The prime highlight of the Guidelines…

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Salient Features of the Proposed E-Commerce Guidelines for Consumer Protection

eCommerce Guidelines for Consumer Protection, 2019 – Draft for Comments

  Government of India has recently published the eCommerce Guidelines for Consumer Protection, 2019, for comments of stakeholders. The guidelines follow the draft FDI policy for eCommerce entities and seek to protect consumer interests. They primarily focus on fraud, unfair trade practices, privacy protection, and transactional controls. They apply to eCommerce entities following the inventory model as well as marketplace model including intermediaries. Both products and services made available through eCommerce platforms are covered. The eCommerce guidelines seek to further tighten the…

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