TOP TEN (10) LEGAL TIPS FOR AYURVEDIC MEDICINES STARTUPS

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  • The ayurvedic medicines Start-up first should incorporate and/or register the business i.e. by way of a One Person Company (OPC), registered Partnership, Limited Liability Partnerships (L.L.P.) and/or a Private Limited Company under the aegis of the Indian Companies Act 2013 respectively.
  • Thereafter the Start-up should register itself with the Start-up India project of the Government of India.
  • An important thing which we must note is that in order to be accorded the status of a Start-up and to enjoy the legal rights and avail the benefits of the same, the business needs to acquire a certificate from the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) which is under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry of the Government of India. For the same, an application needs to be made with documents as prescribed on the portal of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).
  • A registration under the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) and/or Small Scale Industry registration under the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Development Act of 2006 is advisable as the same carries a lot of benefits.
  • The ayurvedic medicinesStart-up if intends to export medicines and/or import raw materials then it should also obtain their Import Export Code (IEC) which is issued by the Department of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Commerce & Industries of the Government of India and also obtain Authorised Dealer (AD) Code from the Bank where it has its current account.
  • The Start-up should also obtain the Goods & Services Tax Registration (GST) under the Goods & Services Tax Act of 2016.
  • The ayurvedic medicines Start-up should diligently prepare its Employee Handbooks, Employee Code of Conduct, Vendor Agreements, Founders Agreements & Contracts, Shareholders Agreements, Dealer Agreements, and/or other Third Party Agreements & Contracts respectively.
  • The Start-up should diligently protect its Intellectual Properties which includes registration of Logos and Trademarks.
  • The Start-up should also get itself registered with the Ministry of AYUSH of the Government of India. The ayurvedic medicines Start-up should diligently appoint a BAMS Doctor in case it is giving ayurvedic medicines which are not Over the Counter (OTC ) products.  The ayurvedic medicines Start-up nedds to abide by and completely adhere to  the Drugs & Cosmetics Act of 1940 and the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954 respectively.
  • The ayurvedic medicines Start-up also needs to obtain FSSAI Licence & Registration from the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India under the Food Safety & Standards Act of 2006 respectively.

We hope that the above would suffice and assist the young Entrepreneurs and the Start-ups in achieving their goals and objectives. For latest updates log on to www.mylawyersadvice.com.

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