Jon Elphick comments on Kellogg’s dispute with Thanasi Kokkinaikis over Special K trademark

On 8 June 2017, the American cereal manufacturer Kellogg Company (‘Kellogg’s’), which owns the ‘Special K’ trade mark in Australia, and professional tennis player Thanasi Kokkinakis, hit the headlines due to a local trademark dispute over commercial use of his nickname ‘Special K.’ In this article, Richard Millington, Partner and Sports Practice Lead at Shoosmiths…


Mark Davies to share his insights at the Post-Election: UK Landscape for Non-Dom Property Investment Conference – 20 September 2017

Mark Davies will be speaking at the Post-Election: UK Landscape for Non-Dom Property Investment Conference. It will take place on 20 September 2017 in London. The conference intends to provide confidence and complete analysis on how the significant changes taking place after 6 April 2017 will affect you and your clients.



UK Trusts Registration Service – non-resident trusts need to comply

HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) has announced that the online central register for trusts, the “Trusts Registration Service”, will be launched very shortly. The register has been brought in to assist the UK government comply with the EU’s 5th Money Laundering Directive which came into force on 26 June 2017. Trustees anywhere in the world…


Priya Dutta comments on Trust Ownership Register

Trust Ownership Register: The U.K. tax authority has missed the deadline to launch its online register for the beneficial ownership of trusts as the government grapples with the legislative fallout of this month’s snap general election. HMRC were expected to launch their online beneficial ownership register for trusts on 26 June which would give it…