Legal Challenges and Regulations for E-Commerce Companies

  • Ujwal Sharma and Dr. Gargi Bhadoria
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  • Ujwal Sharma

    Student at Amity law School, Noida, India

  • Dr. Gargi Bhadoria

    Professor at Amity law School, Noida, India

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The research paper on legal challenges and regulations for e-commerce companies in India will delve into the complex legal landscape that governs online businesses in the country. The paper will explore key areas of concern such as data privacy and security, consumer protection laws, intellectual property rights, taxation, and international trade regulations specific to the Indian market. In the context of data privacy and security, the paper will examine the implications of the Personal Data Protection Bill and other relevant regulations on e-commerce companies operating in India. It will analyse the requirements for data protection, storage, and processing, as well as the potential consequences of non-compliance. Consumer protection laws in India, including the Consumer Protection Act and e-commerce guidelines, will be scrutinized to understand the obligations of e-commerce companies towards consumers. The paper will assess the legal framework surrounding product descriptions, pricing transparency, and dispute resolution mechanisms to ensure fair business practices. Intellectual property rights will be a focal point of the research, with an examination of trademark, copyright, and patent laws in India. The paper will explore the challenges e-commerce companies face in protecting their intellectual property and avoiding infringement when selling products online. Taxation issues specific to e-commerce companies in India will be analysed, considering the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime and other tax obligations that impact online businesses. The research will highlight the complexities of cross-border transactions and the need for companies to navigate different tax laws in various states. Lastly, the paper will address international trade regulations affecting e-commerce companies in India, including import/export regulations, trade sanctions, and customs requirements. It will explore the legal challenges of conducting cross-border transactions and the implications for supply chain management. Overall, the research paper will provide a comprehensive analysis of the legal challenges and regulations faced by e-commerce companies in India, offering insights into compliance requirements, potential risks, and best practices for navigating the legal landscape in the Indian e-commerce industry.



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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 1314 - 1353


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