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When is an investment scheme a CIS? download
Establishing or operating a collective investment scheme (CIS) is a regulated activity under section 19 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA).
April 2015 saw the introduction of important changes to judicial review procedures in the UK.
In a summary judgment decision, HHJ Hacon in the IPEC found that the registration by an employee of the defendant of domain names constituted passing off.
The claimant was the proprietor of the mark PUMA used in connection with sportswear. The defendant, a T-shirt design company, was the registered proprietor of the mark PUDEL (‘poodle’ in English), which was registered later.
In Maier v Asos Plc the claimant was appealing against a High Court decision that there was no likelihood of confusion between the defendant’s word mark ASOS and its own word mark ASSOS.
The music industry is no stranger to cases of copyright infringement.
In C More Entertainment v Sandberg the claimant was a Swedish pay-TV company that broadcasts ice hockey matches on its website, upon payment of a fee.
The song ‘Happy Birthday to You’ is allegedly the highest grossing song of all time.
The Groceries Code Adjudicator (the GCA) continues the task of contacting suppliers to help her identify those buyers who are the most prolific contraveners of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice.
Katy Perry, following her performance at this year’s Superbowl, has since tried to register the Left Shark design as a trademark.
The General Court has delivered a significant ruling on the invalidity of a Community trade mark for lack of distinctive character.
With local government already seeing its funding slashed by £11.3bn by 2015/16, it is understandable why many are concerned about the future of our local government system with the election of a Conservative Government.
The Conservative manifesto (like that of the other main parties) lacked any clear specific waste policy and was lukewarm in its support for renewables.
The sector inquiry will focus on those goods and services in which e-commerce is most widespread.
A recent High Court case on fairly common facts has thrown up tricky issues as to how established surveyor negligence and summary judgment principles should be applied.
The regime for determining jurisdiction in cross-border contract disputes has been improved, but it is crucial that contracts contain an exclusive jurisdiction clause.
Some 10 years after having received advice from the defendant the claimant learned that the advice had been negligent and had caused him loss.
British Gas will appeal against the Employment Tribunal’s decision that employers must take account of commission when calculating holiday pay.
Among the questions answered is: I would like to enforce a money judgment by taking control of goods. Are there any practical points of which I should be aware?
It is comforting to solicitors and their insurers that indemnity policies will not be seen as an easy target to cushion clients’ bad business decisions.