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  • More for Your Money – Cost Savings on UK/EU Trademark Protection

    In the current climate, we understand that businesses are looking to make cost savings while maximizing the return on their spend. Here are some simple measures that organizations should explore to make the most of their funds when it comes to trademark management in the United Kingdom and European Union.

  • Brexit: A pre-Christmas election?

    On 22 October the government secured a majority of 30 to approve in principle the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB). However, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, the government's programme motion to push the Bill through all of its House of Commons stages by the end of 24 October was lost by 14 votes. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the Bill would be "paused" while the...

  • Brexit: Vote or No Vote?

    UK Parliament will meet Saturday to consider the revised withdrawal agreement and political declaration approved by the European Council this week. While media attention has focused on the government's efforts to forge a majority in favor of the revised deal, a key amendment to the main motion might yet delay that vote, keeping open the possibility of a Brexit extension beyond Oct. 31 unless the...

  • Brexit: Election Roulette?

    In the early hours of Sept. 5 the UK government conceded that it will not use delaying tactics in the House of Lords to block the passage of the bill designed to avert a "no deal" Brexit. The bill completed its House of Commons stages on Sept. 4, and time has been reserved on Sept. 9 for the House of Commons to consider any Lords' amendments. The House of Commons has then resolved to...

  • Brexit: are we back to "no deal or "no Brexit"?

    On 24 May the Prime Minister conceded that her efforts to secure Parliamentary approval of the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration (WA) signed off in November 2018 have failed. Publication of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill has been delayed, and it seems unlikely that the Bill will be brought to the House of Commons for its second reading, with or without the ten point offer set out in...

  • Brexit: The Long Goodbye?

    The Parliamentary week began with a stark choice between the UK government's Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration (WA) and a "no deal" Brexit. The week has ended with no real change. Next week, the government will seek for the third time to secure approval for the WA in order to obtain a short "technical extension" to the Article 50 notice period so that the...

  • Brexit – Deal or No Deal. The immigration implications

    As the prospect of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union creeps ever closer, one wonders whether the last two years could have been better dealt with by Howie Mandel in the US or Noel Edmonds in the United Kingdom.

  • HMRC's Online Register of Trusts: Why You May Need to Take Action Now

    If you are the trustee of a non-UK trust which has UK assets or UK sources of income, you need to take action before 5 March 2018 or face potential civil and even criminal penalties. The EU's Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4MLD), sanctioned in 2015, included provisions designed to increase the transparency of companies, Trusts and other structures, with a requirement for each...

  • Businesses face unlimited fines for failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion

    Introduction - As part of a global crackdown on tax evasion, the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the Act) introduced a new offence. From 30 September 2017, an organisation commits a criminal offence if an employee or associated person (an agent or other person who performs services for or on behalf of the relevant body, such as a consultant or contractor) criminally facilitates the...

  • Brexit: IoT to the rescue?

    For retailers, speed and efficiency in supply chains are paramount. With the possibility of a "hard" or "no deal" Brexit, retailers must adapt to a new operating environment. The UK government is exploring the potential for highly streamlined technology-based procedures to preserve frictionless borders. The Internet of Things (IoT) could play an important role, but also comes...

  • Brexit Poses Issues For Airports, Airlines

    The United Kingdom’s split from the European Union could leave the nation and United States without a trade agreement to manage the aviation industry. The aviation industry currently operates between the two nations under the Open Skies agreement signed by the U.S. and the EU in 2007. However, the U.K. will no longer be covered under the agreement once it leaves the bloc and, while it is still an

  • Brexit and Supplemental Protection Certificates: Hope for the Best but Plan for the Worst

    On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom voted through a national referendum to exit the European Union after more than 40 years of membership. One of the key arguments in favor of the so-called “Brexit” was to return full sovereign lawmaking authority to the United Kingdom. Brexit advocates argued that EU law had become bloated, arcane, and ineffective. As a result, to implement Brexit, the...

  • Brexit and UK Healthcare Real Estate

    We just can't get enough of Brexit, can we? Seems every day I see something new on my news feed or Twitter feed about the impact of Brexit on the global economy or UK economy or Scottish economy. Funny thing is, a lot of these articles seem to contradict each other. Makes you wonder if they're just filling content ... hmmm ...

  • Future of U.K. Data Protection Regs Unclear

    As new British Prime Minister Theresa May assembles her new Cabinet, including a new Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union following the June 23, 2016 Brexit referendum outcome, the U.K.'s march forward to leave the EU does create uncertainty about whether the U.K. will continue to follow EU data protection laws, including implementation of the EU's new General Data Protection...

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