Necessary Requirement regarding E-commerce startup

I have decided to set up an e-commerce business in collaboration with various start-up designers and a third party delivery service. I would like to ask: 1. What kind of legal steps should I take into consideration? 2. What clauses should a legal contract with a designer include so that there is no scope of copyright infringement or intellectual property theft?

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Team Legistify

  • Sector-1, Noida

To start an e-commerce business in India, the necessary legal steps include:

  1. Business registration as a Private Limited Company, Limited Liability Partnership or One Person Company.
  2. Opening Bank account,
  3. GST Registration,
  4. Having Website policies and terms like privacy policy, terms and conditions, GDPR policy, etc. in place.
  5. Drafting a Non-Disclosure Agreement with the designer
  6. Drafting an MOU which makes them liable in case of any copyright violation or trademark infringements.
  7. Having a payment gateway to ensure safe purchases for the customers.
  8. Obtaining a Digital Signature Certificate

The other legal formalities to start an online business in India depends upon the kind of business registration you choose. For instance, in case of a company, each director needs a DIN and a DSC, in case of an LLP, the partners need a DPIN, etc.

Answered on 28 Sep 2018

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