Hi Startup India!
As the founder, sole employee and executive of a video game based sole proprietorship for nearly two years now, I’m looking for some guidance regarding legal documentation work. Thought it would be wise to ask here.
My sole proprietorship was registered under the Shops and Establishments Act with a suitable License in Mumbai in 2015; this License expired in August, 2016.
The proprietorship has now reached a stage where it will making quantifiable progress on the business side of things. This means I will have to renew my License, although I’ve found that this can be done only 15 days prior to expiry.
Since I’ve crossed that time period then, my questions are –
Is it truly not possible for me to ‘renew’ my License? If not, does this mean I will have to create a new registration for the proprietorship? Note that I do have a bank account tied to it from my previous license.
If so, is there an online portal via which I can register/renew? I’m currently based outside India and would like to register/renew the proprietorship without having to physically make a trip if this possible.
Once registration is done, I would like to draft and establish formal agreements with my clients. What would be the best way to do this from outside the country? Can I use an online template, have it signed by both parties and assume that it would stand in the Indian court of law in case of a violation?
Thanks! Looking forward to your help and feedback.