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EAT confirms that restricting occupational pension scheme benefits for civil partners is not contrary to European legislation
A case was brought by a civil partner against his pension scheme on the basis it was not providing benefits in respect of his civil partner on an equal footing to those in an opposite-sex marriage.
High Court upholds the PPF Ombudsman’s decision on the disregard of a contingent asset guarantee for PPF risk-based levy purposes
Pension schemes that potentially qualify for assistance under the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) are required to pay a levy that includes a risk-based levy.
Three recent significant pension decisions highlight some key issues where pension schemes changes are being made
The much awaited decision in the IBM casewas delivered in the High Court shortly before Easter. Two more cases followed shortly after.
There are certain pension arrangements that are not set up with the same tax status as registered pension schemes, and so contributions to them do not attract tax relief.
Confirmation that money purchase pension arrangement can be VAT exempt may put further pressure on the UK government
On 13 March 2014, the CJEU confirmed its decision in the case of ATP Pension Services A/S v Skatteministeriet.
This article explains how to handle issues of trade and business secret protection from an employment law perspective in Germany.
An English judgment from July 2013 demonstrates that English courts can make it possible for the company to take back control of LinkedIn accounts.
The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has given some further colour on how it intends to supervise international banks operating in the UK.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has made its ruling in the case AstraZeneca AB v Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks.
When considering whether a sign ‘consists exclusively of the shape of goods that is necessary to obtain a technical result’, the court is not confined to looking at the sign as filed.
Iceland Foods applied to register in the UK the trademark ICELAND (both figurative and word marks) for fish, meat, game and poultry.
The German Federal Court of Justice has found that a party does not need to intend to take unfair advantage of the distinctiveness of a mark without due cause.
The EU General Court has upheld an OHIM Board of Appeal decision refusing Deutsche Bank’s application for the word mark ‘PASSION TO PERFORM’.
The KORNSPITZ revocation case reminds brand owners that marks must act as badges of origin for the ultimate consumer of the goods, rather than intermediaries...
The CJEU has given a procedural judgment in a trademark cancellation case, clarifying the ground rules for EU courts in assessing the legal arguments made before them.
HCI filed an application for the figurative mark ZENSATIONS that was opposed by Shiseido.
A UK application for the ETA mark for security-related services and locks was opposed by ETA SA Manufacture Horlogere Suisse, owner of the mark.
What kind of evidence needs to be filed to prevent a registered trademark being revoked for non-use?
RED Alert — spring 2014: quick tips — waving the red flag: early warning signs that tenants might be struggling
In order to maximise their position and prospects of recovery, landlords should ensure that they are fully on top of their tenants’ rent accounts and well advised from an early stage.
RED Alert — spring 2014: excluding liability for misrepresentation — ‘he said/she said’ is not a good argument
This judgment sets out a useful examination of the factors that are relevant in determining whether or not a non-reliance clause satisfies the ‘reasonableness test’.