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MAC has published a report on the Tier 1 investor visa, which focuses on whether the investment thresholds of the current scheme provide sufficient economic benefits to the UK.
In the case of Specsavers International Healthcare Ltd and Others v Asda Stores Ltd, the CJEU ruled on the relevance of colour to a mark.
The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal by a firm of financial advisers, In Focus Asset Management & Tax Solutions Ltd, against its former clients Mr and Mrs Clark.
The Employment Act is Singapore’s main labour law covering certain categories of employees.
The applicant filed a Community trademark application for a mark covering services including travel services and holiday camps.
In December 2013, Getty Images’ third appeal against OHIM’s decision not to register its PHOTOS.COM trademark was rejected.
In a rare win for the little man, Comic Enterprises Ltd has been successful in its claim Twentieth Century Fox’s use of the word ‘glee’ amounted to trademark infringement.
In San Evans Maritime v Aigaion Insurance, the court held that the defendant following underwriter was required to follow a settlement reached by lead underwriters under a follow clause.
Some of the UK’s largest landlords have overturned previous High Court cases that had allowed insolvent tenants to continue trading from their premises without paying rent.
The regulator has published its consultation on a draft revised Code of Practice No. 3 for DB scheme funding, a draft new DB regulatory strategy and a revised DB funding policy.
One of the key issues of a ‘yes’ vote in the Scottish independence referendum will be the impact it has on the provision of pensions across the UK.
Following the Wheels case and the PPG case we now await a further decision on the VAT charges on pension schemes, relating to the case of ATP Pension Service A/S v Skatteministeriet.
Box Clever and Storm Funding decisions show scope of the regulator’s financial support direction powers
Two recent decisions have demonstrated the latitude that the Pensions Regulator has in pursuing a case for a financial support direction.
This case attracted a lot of media attention in the context of pension liberation.
Mr Smyth was an employee of Woolf Engineering and a member of Woolf’s group personal pension plan, which was administered by Scottish Life.
Browne case: Pensions Ombudsman rules on liability for unauthorised payment charges resulting from payment of a death benefit
An unauthorised payment charge arose because a pension scheme had not made payment of a death benefit within two years of a member’s death.
Thew case: Deputy Pensions Ombudsman rules on the effect of changes to state pension age on scheme rules
Mrs Thew had two periods of employment with Marks & Spencer during which she was a member of the Marks & Spencer Pension Scheme.
Bradbury case: Ombudsman determines on employer duty issues in the employer’s imposition of a cap on pensionable pay
The Ombudsman has ruled that the BBC did not breach its implied duty of trust and confidence and/or the implied term of good faith when imposing a cap on pensionable pay.
Last summer, the DWP announced that the new regulations would be delayed until April 2014, with a draft laid before parliament in advance.
The DWP has provided long-awaited confirmation of the approach that will be taken to scheme benefits that are reclassified from money purchase to defined benefit in April 2014.