June 14, 2017

How to register Startup in India

Start-up India is a flagship initiative of the Government of India, intended to build a strong eco-system for nurturing innovation and Start-ups in the country that will drive sustainable economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities. This articles explains How to register Startup in India. A startup is a […]
May 27, 2017

New definition of Startup

Startup India is a flagship initiative of the Government of India, intended to build a strong eco-system for nurturing innovation and Startups in the country that will drive sustainable economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), the nodal body for Startup […]
June 3, 2016

Basic difference between trademark, copyright and patent

Intellectual property is a vast and complex term. Many a time people are confused or have incorrectly used the terms used in intellectual property law. They have spoken of “copyrighting” an idea or even “patenting” a book! To understand these terms, it is essential to know what is Intellectual Property […]
June 3, 2016

How to start a US company from India

The United States is still one of the biggest markets as well as an investor’s heaven, for any business. A product becomes more appealing to the people when it has a US branding on it. Great companies can be built anywhere, selling apps and products to customers living anywhere. Incorporating […]
April 26, 2016

What startups can learn from Patanjali: an FMCG empire

An FMCG empire which was nowhere in the radar of powerpoint analysis by big companies even few years ago. Today, the man and the brand are a phenomenon to reckon with. The brand in question is Patanjali whose products are found everywhere today – be it in local medicine shops […]
April 7, 2016

Is your startup compliant?

Is your startup compliant? Whether you are a giant corporation or a startup, to be successful, it is important to analyse if you are compliant and are following certain laid-down protocols. It’s imperative to keep a close eye on the laws in the city or state you operate in, failing […]
March 30, 2016

Protecting your Brand: Trademark Basics for Startups

When you are a startup, there many things to consider such as competition, financing, resources and pricing. However, registering your trademark can remove one such big worry from your mind. What is a trademark? A trademark, by definition, is a unique symbol, word or phrase that is registered legally to […]
March 29, 2016

100% FDI in E-commerce Market Place

The rise of e-commerce businesses has slumped the footfalls of offline stores, thanks to the ease of doing business that they offer as well as the increasing number of players in the field. However, if the recent government orders are anything to go by, this trend will soon witness a […]
March 28, 2016

Top Startup Investors in India

For a start-up in its growth stage, the next most important requirement is undoubtedly a backing by reliable Startup investors and an ample amount of funding to scale up. This investment can be provided by individuals, entrepreneurs or organizations with the motive of profits. Startup Investors provide funds to those […]
March 27, 2016

10 legal mistakes made by startups

Setting up your startup involves a lot of work and effort. Many things need attention, including developing a proof of concept, finding product/market fit, and hiring the first set of employees. With these many things to be handled, slips are bound to happen. One of the most common areas where […]
March 17, 2016

What Investors look for in a Startup?

Early funding option for startups can usually be limited. Though there are ways like bootstrapping, crowdfunding or receiving help from family members and friends, startups need angel investors or VCs to scale up fast. Investors want to become the primary backers of the next game-changing venture. There are many things […]
March 8, 2016

How potential Investors will look at your business before investing – Due Diligence for Startups

With the startup community growing stronger than ever, there has been a rise in the number of angel investors, venture capital investors, and private equity firms who are willing to invest in such startups. Among the various factors evaluated in the due diligence report, adherence to legal compliance is one […]
March 1, 2016

Founders Agreement

So you have everything in place for your startup. You also have a team in place, including your co-founders with you. However, one thing many startups tend to overlook is a founders agreement. One could assume that since startups are usually the result of two or more like-minded people, this […]
January 19, 2016

Hacking the term sheet

Amidst the big rush for Funding, Funding, and more Funding, most founders get carried away by the “hulla” in the market rather than trying to understand the real implications. One such example is at the time of initial negotiation with the Investors. The Term Sheet is the first document that […]
January 16, 2016

Startup India Action Plan 2016

The day of 16th January, 2016 can be marked as one of the prominent days for budding Indian Entrepreneurs, with the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, announcing the “Startup India Action Plan”, intended to boost and support the startup ecosystem in India. First announced on the occasion of India’s 69th […]
December 30, 2015

How to Register Trademark in India

Trademark Registration is the simplest way of getting legal protection for your brand. Branding is like the soul of the business, which helps people identify or connect with your product or service instantly. Most of the entrepreneurs assume that establishing an entity in the name of the brand would protect […]