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EUROPEAN UNION TRADEMARK
December 12, 2017

Trademark: A name, distinctive graphic, or combination of both that clearly differentiates your products from your competitors. Your trademark can consist of a single word, a combination of letters and numbers, symbols, pictures, logos, and even the 3-D features found in your product packaging. Trademarks are what protects YOU from the competition and makes YOUR product unique….

COMPANY FORMATION IN GERMANY
December 12, 2017

MOST FOREIGN COMPANIES FOUND A GERMAN GMBH The GmbH is the most common type of company in Germany. It is the same kind of company as the Spanish SL, the French Sàrl, the Dutch BV and the Private Limited Company in Great Britain (just “Ltd.”). The minimum nominal capital to found a GmbH is 25,000…

GERMAN VAT REGISTRATION
December 12, 2017

However, there are some important exceptions which are complicated by inconsistent interpretation of the rules from member state to member state. If one of these exceptions is applicable, a foreign company must register for VAT in Germany, even if the foreign company has no branch or place of business in Germany. EXAMPLES FOR WHEN GERMAN…

DECLARING VAT NUMBER
December 12, 2017

By judgement of 20th October, the European court of justice makes clear that the VAT directives must be interpreted in such a way that exemption from VAT at an intra-community movement (EU VAT directive art. 138 (2) c)) cannot be refused on the grounds that the taxpayer has not communicated a VAT-ID number of the…

REGISTERING A COMPANY IN TANZANIA
December 12, 2017

Incorporating A Company at the Company Registry: – The first step in incorporating a Company at the Company Registry in Tanzania is for the proposed Company seeking an approval of the proposed Company Name at the Company Registry. This is stated at Section 30 (1) and (2) of the Companies Act that reads as follows:…