M&S faces accusations of violating India's single-brand retail policy

Stalwart British brand Marks & Spencer has been accused by the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion of violating India’s single-brand retail policy by selling sub-brands at its shops across the country. Although the government has yet to make an official decision on the issue, trademark counsel caution that retail brands interested in entering the market make full disclosures about any sub-brands in their applications to the Indian government in conjunction with a wait-and-see approach.

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