K Mishra says: June 16, 2016 at 10:28 am Hello Everyone… Request your help for the below query. A company named “XYZ” is engaged in reselling of paints and manufacturing products. The company engages one service provider on principle to principle contract basis, to paint the houses of customer on request from them, whereby the company passes the leads to the service provider, and it buys its own materials separately and raises invoice of its own. The VAT & Service Taxis duly collected by him and remitted to the government treasury. Now, the company in return share the profit earned by the service provider,and reimburses all the admin expenses. Since the company is not directly involved in sale/purchase of any kind of materials , is there any kind of liability that arises out of the said agreement, only because of the fact that the service provider uses the trade name of “xyz” to generate business? Although in the agreement the service provider is not permitted to use any such IPR rights for their own benefit. Please share your views.