Fashion Boutique Licensing And Registration Requirements:

The Fashion Industry in India continuous to develop as it is strongly backed by consumer demand for fashionable clothing that is available in the domestic market. There are many portals that are available like malls, retail stores, small fashion boutique(s) and even online stores.

The fashion industry is far more developed and organized in recent times and this can be seen with the establishment of new fashion lines in India over the past couple of years. However, the demand still exists for small fashion boutiques as it’s easily available and even provides the customers with particular lines of garment and styles.

If you are looking to set up such a business and you feel that you have the right ideas to establish a name in the fashion business then this article will guide you through all the license and registration requirements to set up a fashion boutique.

Shops And Establishment License For A Fashion Boutique

Each of these business structures have their own form of registration requirements but an aspect that remains common to all three forms is the Shop and Establishment license which is given by the inspector of that area.

All business are required to be registered under the Shops and Establishments Act with the inspectorate of that area. This must be done within a month’s time of setting up the business, subsequent to which a statement is to be issued to inspector.

This Statement That You Send To The Inspector Will Contain

  • Name of the employer,
  • The name and address of the business including the Postal Address,
  • Category of business,
  • Number of employees employed,
  • Date on which the establishment commenced business.

Documents For Registration Under This Act Are:

  • Commercial Address Proof,
  • Identity Proof,
  • Pan Card,
  • Fee payment Challan.

The processing fee for this license is usually between 125 rupees to 12,500 rupees, depending upon the number of employees and the manpower you are employing for the business.

A license shall be issued immediately if all the details in the application are accepted.
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Trade License For A Fashion Boutique

An application for a trade license for a Fashion Boutique can be made either at a Citizen’s service Bureaus (CSB) or through the internet.

In the case of the application filed through internet- the applicant can submit the necessary documents at any of the CSB’s after marking the document with the distinct recognition number allotted to his application on the internet.

For getting a new Trade License from the nearest CSB–  An application form is to be submitted at the CSB, which is available at the at the CSB for Rs.25/-.

After submitting the application with the necessary documents, the operator will feed in your details to the computer.

Processing fees will have to be paid, subsequent to which a G8 receipt shall be given. This G8 receipt will contain the unique “Registration number” which must be memorized and quoted for further processing.

Subsequent to this a License Inspector will visit the site for inspection. Once the inspection and approval is complete, an email will be sent notifying the entrepreneur of the same.

Now the CSB must be approached again and provide them with the “Registration number “. The operator will search for your details in the database using this number. If the details are present, the operator will print the Health Trade License and cut a G8 receipt.

Pay the license fees and processing charges to the operator and then the Municipal Corporation officials will sign the Trade license.

Documents Required:

  • Copy of sanction plan/ completion certificate / structure safety certificate from registered architect.
  • Site Plan,
  • Key Plan,
  • Water connection and sewer connection,
  • Indemnity Bond for Rs.100/- ,
  • Affidavit for Rs.10/7,
  • Copy of partnership deed if any.

License Fees For Licensing A Fashion Boutique

An amount of Rs.500/- per application will be collected as processing charges and Rs.300/- will be charged as the license fees to license a Fashion Boutique .

In regard to the fees for license processing, Rs.250/- will be collected as the Processing at the time of acceptance of the application form for the issue of a New License.

Service Tax Registration

The Indian government requires us to pay service tax if it is expected that the turnover would be more than 9 lakhs. The application for such registration has to be filled through ST-1 form which can be submitted online after creating an account on the following page :

Trade Mark Registration Of Your Fashion Boutique

The first step is to check whether your Fashion Boutique name or logo is similar to other already registered trademarks. Generally trademark agent or attorney conducts this search with the Trademark Office to check if there are any similar trademarks already registered under that particular class.

The next is to apply for trade mark registration. The trademark attorney will draft trademark application, provided that your Fashion Boutique name/logo is found to be unique. If someone already has the same or similar trademark, you need to change yours.

The final step is the actual registration of the trade mark, provided that all the documents are submitted and they are in order. The Trade marks office will first check your application to see if it’s already been taken. If it has, a trademark objection will be raised. If it has no objection, it makes an advertisement in the Trade Marks Journal and if there is no opposition from other businesses in the next four months.

Your trademark is registered around six months later.

Documents Required:

  • Trademark or logo copy,
  • Applicant details like name, address and nationality and for company: the state of incorporation,
  • Goods or services to register,
  • Date of first use of the trademark in India- if used by you prior to applying.
  • Power of attorney to be signed by the applicant in 100 Rs. stamp paper.

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