Comedian Slams N112.5bn Suit On MTN Over Copyright Infringement
LEADERSHIP Newspaper - 2018-06-25
A Lagos based comedian, Femi Edwards has dragged telecommunications firm, MTN Nigeria Limited before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos state, demanding account of N112.5billion revenue allegedly generated from the wrongful use of a comedy brand.

MTN in N112.5b copyright infringement suit over wrongful use of brand
The Guardian Nigeria - 2018-06-25
A content producer who specialises in events management, production, promotion and marketing with focus on comedy, Femi Edwards, has taken MTN Nigeria Limited to a Federal High Court in Lagos for alleged wrongful use of his brand.He is demanding that the ...

Promoting intellectual property monetisation
Chronicle - 2018-06-24
THIS write up focuses on Intellectual Property (IP) monetisation strategies available to patent holders in developing countries that help generate domestic innovation and knowledge-driven growth by promoting more active technology markets. Patents and all ...

POEA: No deployment of caregivers to Japan - 2018-06-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has stopped recruitment agencies from recruiting caregivers and other workers for deployment to Japan. In an advisory, POEA chief Bernard Olalia ordered licensed land-based ...

Search for next CJ in progress - 2018-06-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The search for the next chief justice has started rolling after the Supreme Court (SC) made final its decision ousting Ma. Lourdes Sereno from the top judicial post last week. The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) is set to meet today ...

Get on board the diamond bandwagon
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-24
On the digital technology phase, we should be aware of current and emerging developments affecting our profession and business, including artificial intelligence, cloud-based solutions, blockchain technology, data analytics, cybersecurity and risks ...

CA orders release of renewable energy portfolio standards
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-24
The RPS seeks to help promote the growth and adoption of renewable energy by requiring stakeholders to generate a minimum percentage of their output through renewable energy sources, with On-Grid referring to connected electrical systems -- such as the ...

Bello wants wage adjustments by July
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-24
Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III LABOR SECRETARY Silvestre H. Bello III has urged regions deliberating on wage adjustments to fast-track this process by the "end of June" until July 15. In an interview last ...

Strongman in the Palace
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-24
I am pleased to share with you the political section of our latest quarterly report, ("Of Deficits and Rising Risks," May 20, 2018) for GlobalSource Partners, a New York-based network of independent analysts ( Our subscribers ...

'We want the children free!': A cry from inside migrant detention center
Rappler - 2018-06-24
OTAY MESA, USA - "Where are the children?" Several women shout together from behind the detention center wall. "We want the children free!" "Do you hear us?" Supporters ask from outside. "What do you need?" This was the short interplay Saturday, June 23 ...

Ikea bets big on India but keeps meatballs off the menu
Rappler - 2018-06-24
More than 1,000 products priced under 200 rupees ($2.94) will be on sale. India, with its abundant supply of cheap labor, is not known for its "DIY" culture so Ikea has teamed up with UrbanClap, an online platform that helps connect handymen with consumers.

Baguio businesswomen implicate Justice Martires in stalls mess
Rappler - 2018-06-24
Aquino added that she asked the amount of Martires' remaining obligations because "I am the current occupant of the stall and I might as well pay off so I can continue doing business." According to the complaint, the situation escalated as the HSDC ...

Migrant parents deported from U.S. voice anguish as opposition keeps up pressure
Rappler - 2018-06-24
(READ: Split families in limbo amid Trump immigration chaos) "The United States government knows the location of all children in its custody and is working to reunite them with their families," the department said. How quickly the rest of the ...

Mexican soccer fans and pride marchers mingle in celebration - 2018-06-24
Mexico has made great strides in gay rights. The Mexican Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in 2010, five years before the U.S. But a 2016 study by the National Autonomous University of Mexico showed that Mexico ranked second after Brazil in ...

Rody rules out arrest of 'tambay' - 2018-06-23
However, the authorities clarified that the police could question any suspicious person loitering but not necessarily violating any specific above cited ordinance regarding their presence and business in the area. These persons, according to Eleazar ...

Manila inches closer to reviving its glory days
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-23
Solar City is a 148-hectare, state-of-the-art, tourism, commercial and residential district that will rise in Manila Bay to host business centers, residential and commercial properties, and tourism facilities, including an international cruise ship terminal.

BOLMSH holds off closure
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-06-23
At a press conference yesterday morning, the BOLMSH Employees Union-National Federation of Labor Unions-Kilusang Mayo Uno, headed by Santi Mamon, said that if the hospital closes down, more than 401 employees and members of their families would be gravely ...

CA leaves it to Ombudsman to resolve P125-M PCG funds mess
Rappler - 2018-06-23
MANILA, Philippines - Because of simultaneous filings by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) officers, the Court of Appeals (CA) has now left it up to the Office of the Ombudsman to decide the fate of those involved in a P125-million ($2.35)* funds mess ...

UST Law Dean: Search for next chief justice must be flawless
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 23) -- The spotlight is on the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to choose the best set of candidates for the next chief justice. The search should be "flawless" this time, and the JBC cannot afford to make mistakes ...

DOLE to issue ruling on labor dispute at NutriAsia factory
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-23
Marilao, Bulacan (CNN Philippines, June 23) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will release next week its decision on which entity committed illegal contractualization at a NutriAsia factory in Marilao, Bulacan. Labor Undersecretary Joel ...

FDA to start testing of 50 contraceptives - 2018-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has opened the certification process for the second batch of 50 contraceptive products after the Court of Appeals (CA) denied the motion for reconsideration asking to stop the FDA from ...

CA affirms kidnapping conviction of actor Dennis Roldan
Rappler - 2018-06-23
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed a lower court's 2014 decision that convicted former Quezon City congressman and actor Dennis Roldan - Mitchell Gumabao in real life - of kidnapping a Filipino-Chinese boy in 2005. The appellate ...

How this Cagayan de Oro lawyer is breaking the glass ceiling in international arbitration
Rappler - 2018-06-23
MANILA, Philippines - "You are female ... she decided to return to her go home to take her law degree at Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro. "Because of the fact that knowledge and information is already widely available on the internet.

Roku Under Pressure To Solve its Piracy Problem
TorrentFreak - 2018-06-23
Faced with a copyright infringement related ban in Mexico, streaming media platform Roku is working hard to win hearts and minds. In May, the company invited a group of Mexican journalists to its Silicon Valley headquarters to hear about its anti-piracy ...

PhilHealth, BOLMSH agree on amicable settlement as mayor intervenes
Sun Star - 2018-06-23
It was not paid because the accreditation of BOLMSH for 2018 was not approved yet, she said. Earlier this week, Amante served notice to Department of Labor and Employment Regional Director Johnson CaƱete that effective June 19, the hospital was no longer ...

DOLE 10 grants P600K livelihood to MisOcc farmers, women group
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-23
CONCEPCION, Misamis Occidental, June 21 (PIA)--The Department of Labor and Employment Misamis Occidental (DOLE-MisOcc) released Php600,000 financial assistance for livelihood projects under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program ...

5 anti-trafficking activists gang-raped in India, police say
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-23
Asha Kiran runs a shelter in Khunti for girls and young women who leave their homes in search of work ... up as domestic workers and victims of sex trafficking. The shelter provides them with counseling, formal education, and vocation and skill development.

What It Takes - Sonia Sotomayor
Voice of America - 2018-06-22
00:34:47 ALICE WINKLER: That was in 1984. Sotomayor went into private practice at a small firm, where she mostly worked on intellectual property cases. Then, you remember that story of how her high school friend convinced her to apply for an Ivy League school?

Threats Pinoy kids face - 2018-06-22
The Department of Labor and Employment has called on the private sector to join the government in combating the alarming increase of child labor in the country, as the country observed the World Day against Child Labor. Children Craziness. Young school ...

Case of woodworker vs. WGBH moves to pretrial mediation
Current - 2018-06-22
Rough Cut with Fine Woodworking premiered in April. MacDonald sued the Boston station, claiming copyright infringement. He said advertisements for the new show use his name, image and trademark without permission, which WGBH denies. On Thursday ...

Bethesda Suis Warner Bros. Over 'Westworld' Infringement With 'Fallout Shelter'
Worth Playing - 2018-06-22
The Westworld mobile game was just released the other day and Warner Bros. immediatly got slapped with a lawsuit for copyright infringement with Bethesda's Fallout Shelter. The games do look eerly similar, and if you factor in that both games have the same ...

Tax amnesty futile without bank waiver, says think tank - 2018-06-22
MANILA, Philippines -- A planned tax amnesty program of the government would be pointless without the waiver of the bank secrecy law, according to fiscal policy think tank Action for Economic Reforms (AER). AER fiscal policy coordinator and economist Jo ...

Judge who ordered Matobato arrest appointed to Court of Appeals - 2018-06-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The regional trial court (RTC) judge who ordered the arrest of self-confessed Davao death squad (DDS) member Edgar Matobato was appointed as an associate justice of the Court of Appeals. MalacaƱang released yesterday the ...

JBL Reyes and the IBP leadership - 2018-06-22
It is a challenge our fellow alumnus from the University of the Philippines College of Law--IBP President Fajardo, whom I happily claim as my former student, and the IBP Board of Governors and officials have lived up to.

TailGate sues KC brewery for copyright infringement
Nashville Post - 2018-06-22
Nashville-based brewery TailGate Beer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit regarding its pickup truck logo trademark against Kansas City, Missouri-based Boulevard Brewing Co. Filed Tuesday, the lawsuit calls for a preliminary injunction of Boulevard ...

Article 13: Europe's hotly debated revamp of copyright law, explained
CNET - 2018-06-22
YouTube already uses such a system -- called Content ID -- to protect copyright infringement, but the technology to do this is extremely expensive and has taken over 11 years to build and refine. The concerns about Article 13 are wide-ranging, encompassing ...

Tax bureau extends deadline for processing VAT refunds
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-22
THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) has extended the deadline for processing value-added tax (VAT) refund claims affected by a 2014 rule that had initially denied many of them. BIR Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay issued Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) 53 ...

Mactan airport terminal 2 to start operations July 1
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-22
GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC) said it is prepared to open the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal 2 on July 1. The consortium of Megawide Construction Corp. and Bangalore-based GMR Infrastructure Ltd. said it has launched an ...

Judge behind Matobato arrest appointed CA associate justice
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-22
THE judge who issued an arrest warrant last year against confessed killer Edgar P. Matobato has been appointed new associate justice of the Court of Appeals (CA). As per her appointment last Tuesday, June 19, signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte ...

Intellectual Property Rights & Royalty Management 2018 Global Market Expected to Grow at CAGR 24.45 % and Forecast to 2022
Digital Journal - 2018-06-22 Presents "Global Intellectual Property Rights & Royalty Management Market Report 2018" New Document to its Studies Database With the slowdown in world economic growth, the Intellectual Property Rights & Royalty Management industry ...

Labor group hits displacement of 401 workers amid hospital closure
Sun Star - 2018-06-22
NEGROS Occidental-based labor group General Alliance of Workers Associations (Gawa) condemned the displacement of 401 workers amid the looming closure of a private hospital in Bacolod City. Wennie Sancho, secretary general of Gawa, on Thursday, said the ...

Drug Patent Challenges At PTAB By The Numbers
Law360 - 2018-06-22
Law360 (June 21, 2018, 9:04 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has not been the graveyard for drug patents that some might expect as it's been invalidating these patents at virtually the same rate as district courts, according to a new study that ...

Morales: Ruling merit-based, not to satisfy public - 2018-06-21
Such marginal notes show meaningful discussion between respondents and not mere reliance of a superior on a subordinate," the Ombudsman said. In 2014, the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the following acts committed in pursuance of the DAP.

EU Copyright Directive Moves Forward: What Does It Mean for In House Lawyers in Silicon Valley?
Law - 2018-06-21
"The key reason is that the law mandates automated filters, which are just not able to discern a case of legitimate copyright infringement from fair use," Sieminski continued. "If a file matches the copyright database, it will come down, without ...

Podcast: Blockchain Intellectual Property Considerations for Innovators and Investors
JD Supra - 2018-06-21
JD Supra is a legal publishing service that connects experts and their content with broader audiences of professionals, journalists and associations. Please note that if you subscribe to one of our Services, you can make choices about how we collect, use ...

Cloudflare Settles Dangerous Piracy Liability Lawsuit
TorrentFreak - 2018-06-21
The case in question was scheduled to go to trial with the CDN provider standing accused of contributory copyright infringement. Details of the settlement agreement have not been made public, but Cloudflare must be happy to move on. As one of the leading ...

Sereno returns P5-million service vehicle to Supreme Court - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has returned her controversial service vehicle to the Supreme Court (SC) after the decision removing her from the top judicial post became final earlier this week. The STAR learned that the ...

Alleged Vault 7 Leaker Charged With Stealing Gov't Secrets, Child Porn Possession, And Copyright Infringement?
Techdirt - 2018-06-21
The US government has taken down another alleged leaker. Joshua Schulte, a former NSA and CIA operative, had his apartment raided by the feds last March. The raid targeted documents showing Schulte had leaked CIA hacking tools to Wikileaks (the "Vault 7 ...

EU votes on copyright law that could kill memes and open source software
PC Gamer - 2018-06-21
The latter, on the other hand, is an "upload filter" which would require everything uploaded online in the EU to be checked for copyright infringement prior to posting. To this end, the Copyright Directive primarily aims to prevent music, video and online ...

Biz groups wary of LGU tax power in fed system
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-21
LOCAL governments having too much financial power under a federal system do not sit well with onshore and offshore investors, as this might allow states to increase taxes at will and spend their funds in risky ways, Philippine business groups said.

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