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EF Education First / Signum International S.a r.l.

Signum International SARL/EF Education First

  • Universal Care SARL: B83591


2004Signum International S.a r.l (a company of EF Education First Group).

2009: Assignment No. 6638: from EF Colleges Ltd., Haldenstrasse 4, CH-6006 Luzern, Switzerland to Signum International Sarl Luxembourg, Zug Branch, Zeughausgasse 9a, CH-6301 Zug, Switzerland, by virtue of a Deed of Assignment dated 09/11/2009.

2013: Change of name and address of proprietor from Signum International Sarl Luxembourg, Zug Branch, Zeughausgasse 9a, CH-6301 Zug, Switzerland to Signum International S.à.r.l. Luxembourg, Luzern Branch, Haldenstrasse 4, CH-6006 Luzern, Switzerland recorded on 08/10/13

2013: Year report for Signum

  • Upon creation, Signum International S.a.r.l. became EF Colleges Ltd’s assignee. Their job is the provision of management and human resources services and the acquisition, management and sale of investments.
  • Signum International owns and manages EF Trademarks, EF patents, EF domains and Brittin College B.V.

The head office in Luxembourg (B99785) has two addresses listed. The most recent address is Rue Michel Rodange 28, 2430 Luxembourg City. However, the only firms listed at that address are My Energy and Agence de l’Energie S.A.

The old address of 22 Rue Goethe, 1637 Luxembourg City is registered to EF Education First (Tel. : 26 48 27 48 1), but not Signum.

Signum International S.A.R.L. can be contacted at +01 212 813-5900 / 212-813-5995 ( Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C. – trademark, copyright, design patent and unfair competition law) in New York, USA) att: Attorney Susan Upton Douglass

Luzern Branch (CH-
Haldenstrasse 4 – 6006 Luzern
Telephone: +41 414174500 / Fax: +41 414174671 /

  • Andreas Stjärnström
  • Asa E. Rangne Blendow (EF Colleges Ltd / EF Education First AG / EF Cultural Travel Ltd / Cultural Care Holding Ltd)
  • Stefan Arts (EF Cultural Tours S.a.r.l.)
  • Martin Hallander (GT Services Ltd. (CH- / EF Cultural Tours S.a.r.l.)
    • Tobias Jan Gunnar Sjöberg worked for both Signum International and GT Services Ltd. from 2012 until March 2014. Since then Sjöberg has worked for GT Services. Tobias Sjöberg has worked for both EF Cultural Tours Management GmbH / EF Cultural Tours GmbH in 2013 and 2014.
    • Kurt Bättig worked for Signum International until 2014. He now works with Toweroffice Ltd (c/o EF Cultural Tours GmbH) / Tetron AG (c/o Toweroffice Ltd.) / Marshfield Energy Switzerland AG (c/o Toweroffice Ltd) / AltoCumulus GmbH / Mercator Finance SA


2004: Brittin College BV, Netherlands (30146268) / De Boelelaan 7 / 1083HJ Amsterdam / Principal place of business / (Trademark owner Signum 2012/2004): Financial holdings

2005: E F Brittin College Ltd / EF Brittin College Ltd / EF International Academy UK Ltd (aka: EF University Preparation) (05573713): General secondary education

2009: «As of August 2009 EF Brittin College will be known as EF University Preparation. EF University Preparation is a division of EF Education First»:

Review of EF Brittin College

Court cases:

2008: Signum International S.a.r.l. v. Education For Employment Foundation

2014: Signum International Sarl v. Eprize, Inc.

Patent rights:

2013: Owner of patent for «Computerized Learning Methods and Systems for Use in Group-Learning Settings» (Developers: Madeleine Thun (Bromma, SE) Christopher Mccormick (Walchwil, CH) David William Bish (Adlsiwil, CH) Dmitry Makarenko (London, GB) Pedro David Cardoso Gomes (London, GB))

Copyrights of EF written material belong to:

SIGNUM INTERNATIONAL S.a.r.1. Luxembourg Luzern Branch
Haldenstrasse 4
6006 Luzern Switzerland
© Signum International S.a.r.1. Luxemb ourg, Luzern Branch, Luzern, 2012

SIGNUM INTERNATIONAL S.a.r.1. Luxembourg Luzern Branch stands as registrar and owner of the following trademarks:

  • Brittin
  • Brittin College
  • Destination Go
  • EF
  • EF America
  • Efekta
  • Efekta Insurance
  • EF Baby Genius
  • EF Class Trips
  • EF Class Tours
  • EF Colleges Ltd.
  • EF College Study Tours
  • EF Cultural Tours Sarl
  • EF Cultural Tours Sarl, Zug Branch
  • EF Education First
  • EF Educational Tours
  • EF English First
  • EF English First B.v.
  • EF EPI English Proficiency Index
  • EF Explore Amercia
  • EF Global Classrom Foundation
  • EF High School Exchange Year
  • EF Journeys
  • EFSet
  • EF Smart School
  • EF Teachers and Students Exploring America
  • EF Tours
  • EF World Journeys
  • EF Worldwide Journeys
  • eLab
  • Englishtown
  • ETrav: Educational Travel Alliance (eTrav) Inc.: EF Educational Tours
  • GoAhead
  • GoAhead Tours
  • Go Ahead Vacations
  • GoED
  • GoEF
  • Hult
  • Hult International Business School
  • Hult International Business School established 1964 Hult
  • Hult University
  • iStory
  • Live the Language
  • Talk to the World
  • The Global Classroom
  • Trifekta
  • World Town
  • You Should Go

I’m not sure how Signum International Ltd fits in, or if they fit in at all, but I found this advertisement in The Royal Gazette:

1998: CPC Consultancy Ltd (03501558) was established in England. Its name was changed to Signum International Ltd. in 1998.*

MJM Limited Barristers & Attorneys “Thistle House” 4 Burnaby Street Hamilton, HM 11 Attorney for the Intended Administrators Assignment without Goodwill Trade Marks Nos. 27639, 27751 and 27752 Application was filed on 21 January 2014 to record the assignment of trade marks nos. 27639 “EF ENGLISH FIRST & Device“ in class 9, 27751 “EF ENGLISH FIRST & Device“ in class 41, and 27752 “EF ENGLISH FIRST & Device“ in class 16 from Signum International Ltd. to Signum International S.à.r.l. Luxembourg, Luzern Branch of Haldenstrasse 7, CH-6006 Luzern, Switzerland, without the goodwill of the business concerned in the goods for which the trade marks are registered. (p. 38 The Royal Gazette, 2014-02-21)


2012 Mar 13: EF Education First EF Tours RACKET



2010 Year end subsidiaries of EF English First B.V.

2010 Year End Statement showing the subsidiaries of EF English First B.V. (From Uppdrag Granskning: Bertil Hult dated 2013 Sep 25)

EF English First BV

EF Education: Erika Travel Insurance / Efekta Insurance

Please note the potential conflict of interest as Erika/Efekta are part of the EF/Hult empire.

EF Education First/Signum International SARL

  • Universal Care SARL: B83591


EF has this to say about Erika Insurance:

EF offers you a travel insurance coverage specially designed for exchange programs abroad. With this comprehensive insurance coverage you may feel totally secure. … This travel insurance coverage is tailor-made for an EF student … Moreover, EF staff recognises the Erika product and can assist you while abroad. (Erika)

Erika Försäkringsaktiebolag was established in 1995 in Stockholm, Sweden. The usual EF people sit on its board: Åsa Elisabeth S Rangne Blendow and Bill Erling Andreasson. Its head office in Sweden shares address with EF Corporation, Sweden:

In the US students are asked to

Remember that Erika Insurance and Aetna insurance are separate companies; however, Erika works with Aetna and Aetna is the name that healthcare providers will recognize!

Erika Insurance buyers from Germany, Switzerland, Austria or Holland are asked to go through AXA Assistance. Italian students go through Inter Partner Assistance and All other nationalities are to use contact Falck TravelCare.

At the top of the page you will see how Erika Insurance fits into the EF empire.

Hult International Business School also uses Erika. Once again the rules are the same

Insurance plans are provided by AETNA for US locations, Erika Medical insurance for London, Dubai, and Shanghai.

Efekta Insurance International, Ltd. is another EF company that is linked to Erika. For tax purposes it is located in Hamilton, Bermuda ( 35879). Tobias Sjöberg is its Director of Operations. US head offices are the same as the rest of the EF corporation in the US: One Education St, Cambridge MA 02141. Repeat performances are by board members Martha Doyle, Peter Nilsson, Jens Appelkvist and Rosa Gyllenhaal.

Efekta has lists as their customers:

  • Go Ahead Tours
  • EF Educational Tours – US
  • EF Educational Tours – Canada
  • EF College Break and
  • EF College Study Tours

2004: «Since the divestment of third party business in 2003, there has been a significant increase in the credit and liquidity risk associated with Erika as it cedes 85% of the gross premiums written to Efekta, (EF’s reinsurance captive based in Bermuda). Credit and liquidity risk is further exacerbated by a non-callable loan arrangement between Efekta and an EF group subsidiary.»

2011: Subsidiaries of EF Education BV

Information was found in the Swedish Television program Uppdrag Granskning: Bertil Hult‘s source material list: 2011: Year end financial statement for EF Education BV

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