US puts Canada on watch list for intellectual property violations
The Washington Examiner - 2018-04-27
The downgrading comes as the U.S. and Canada are struggling to conclude talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. The U.S. Trade Representative's office on Friday put Canada on its "priority" watch list for intellectual property rights ...

Cemex earnings drop 71% in Q1
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-27
Earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) also went down by 17% to P886 million for the period. CHP noted however that the volume of cement sales picked up for the quarter, posting a 16% year-on-year increase. Net sales ...

Better than none: Boracay workers settle for P323/day wage
Rappler - 2018-04-27
On the 2nd day that Boracay is closed to the public, more residents ask for government aid. Sabi ng Department of Labor and Employment, mahigit isang libong worker na ang kanilang inupahan para tumulong sa paglilinis ng mga kalsada, kanal, at pampang ng ...

2017 Bar Exams: 5 Cebu grads shine
philstar.com - 2018-04-27
Hisoler had always wanted to become a doctor. In fact, she pursued Nursing at the Cebu Normal University and eventually became a registered nurse. A little egging from her uncle, who is also a lawyer, was all it took for Hisoler to set sail for a different ...

Kuwait issue fixed? What officials said before the expulsion of a Philippine envoy
InterAksyon - 2018-04-27
According to data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in 2010, many overseas employees there also work in clerical-related and production-related jobs. The diplomatic relations between Kuwait and the Philippines go way back when ...

Over 140,000 vacancies in job fairs on May 1 - DOLE
Rappler - 2018-04-27
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced on Friday, April 27, that job seekers can vie for 143,085 job vacancies to be offered during its Labor Day job fairs in different areas in the country on May 1. Labor ...

Bello confident PH-Kuwait worker protection deal to proceed
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 27) - A proposed labor protection deal between the country and Kuwait may still see the light of day despite the diplomatic row over a rescue of supposed distressed Filipino workers in the Gulf state, Labor Secretary ...

24 passers in Bacolod
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-04-27
Twenty-four law graduates from the University of St. La Salle and the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos in Bacolod passed the 2017 ... Gabriela Sanicas Daguman, Jaenise de la Paz, Daniel del Rosario III, Hazelmer Fernandez, Maria Reylan Garcia ...

USLS grad tops Bar
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-04-27
Simondo said he is looking at public service perhaps as a lawyer ... The city government also congratulates the USLS academic community, especially USLS president Bro. Joaquin Severino Martinez, and the USLS College of Law dean and law professors, and ...

Guv: Bar exam topnotcher a source of inspiration to people
Sun Star - 2018-04-27
MARK John Simondo, the 2017 Bar examination topnotcher from the University of St. La Salle (USLS), is an inspiration to the people of Bacolod City and Negros Occidental, top officials said Thursday. In a press conference last night at 21 Bar and Restaurant ...

Australian nun's camp: We were denied due process
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-27
Fox's lawyer Jobert Pahilga in a press briefing said they were still in the process of exchanging documents to answer the Bureau of Immigration's (BI) charges, when news of the visa's cancellation surfaced. Fox was accused of engaging in partisan political ...

Recent Legislative Changes Improving Intellectual Property Protection in Qatar
Lexology - 2018-04-27
Qatar has historically held a positive outlook and recognition of intellectual property (IP) rights. Recently Qatar has been investing resources in promoting the development of a knowledge economy. To this end Qatar is taking significant steps towards ...

Serono Fights Biogen's Retrial Bid Over Nixed MS Drug Patent
Law360 - 2018-04-26
Law360 (April 26, 2018, 7:46 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal jury rightly found that a Biogen MA Inc. patent covering its multiple sclerosis treatment Avonex was invalid, because while the patent covered a new process, the treatment was decades old, EMD ...

Why the MCU Is Legally Obligated to Include Samuel L. Jackson
MovieWeb - 2018-04-26
As it turns out, however, Samuel L. Jackson and his inclusion in the MCU is pretty much a legal obligation by Marvel due to a copyright infringement from 2001. In the early 2000s, when Marvel was in its lowest financial state, famous Marvel writer Mark ...

SAS lauds US Supreme Court rulings in landmark patent and intellectual property cases
The Business Journals - 2018-04-26
CARY, N.C., April 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of analytics company SAS in a major patent and intellectual property case, SAS Institute v. Iancu. The Court found that the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) must issue ...

Tell it to SunStar: Bar exam
Sun Star - 2018-04-26
But the whole issue of overhauling or abolishing bar examination has not been in the agenda in the Supreme Court because the legal system in our country, especially in recruiting aspiring individuals to be lawyers, has been patterned after the American system.

Government of Canada launches Intellectual Property Strategy
Markets Insider - 2018-04-26
Canada's Intellectual Property Strategy will boost middle-class jobs and help our innovators compete on the global stage OTTAWA, April 26, 2018 /CNW/ - Intellectual property is a key component of an innovation economy. It helps Canadian innovators reach ...

DOLE eyes welfare benefits for jobless Pinoys
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-26
Gordon has already filed bill seeking to amend the Social Security Act of 1997 to include provisions on ... their target goals this year is the creation of a technical working group on job displacement/UI, the conduct of a national/regional dialogue ...

Rihanna's Fenty Clothing Line Will Reportedly Be Sued For Copyright Infringement
HotNewHipHop - 2018-04-26
Rihanna and PUMA may have a problem on their hands. Rihanna's Fenty brand has become a force to be reckoned with. Her line of cosmetics has been far outselling the competition, and she recently announced a highly-awaited lingerie collection. Her clothing ...

DOLE launches primer on the ASEAN Consensus on migrant workers
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-04-26
MANILA, APRIL 25 (PIA) -- Secretary Silvestre Bello III of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Department of Social Welfare and Development officer-in-charge, Secretary Emmanuel Leyco, led the launching of a primer on the ASEAN Consensus on ...

US Supreme Court leans toward backing Trump travel ban
The Manila Times - 2018-04-26
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University of St. La Salle graduate tops 2017 bar exam
philstar.com - 2018-04-26
The Supreme Court is set to hold a special en banc session at 10 a.m. today to deliberate on the results of the 2017 bar exams. The names of passers will be flashed on the screen inside the SC compound. In the 2016 bar exams, 3,747 out of 6,344 exam takers ...

La Salle U-Bacolod grad leads 1,724 Bar passers
Journal - 2018-04-26
Hisoler, University of San Carlos, 89.55 percent; Monica Anne Yap, San Beda College- Manila, 89.45 percent; Lorenzo Luigi Gayya, University of Sto. Tomas, 89.10 percent; Rheland S. Servacio, University of San Carlos, 89.00 percent; Krizza Fe Alcantara ...

Palace order out on Boracay as rehabilitation begins
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-26
"Most commercial establishments and residences are not connected to the sewerage infrastructure of Boracay Island, and waste products are not being disposed through the proper sewerage infrastructures in violation of environmental law, rules, and ...

Provincial graduates lead in 2017 bar exams
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-26
with examinees from Visayas and Mindanao filling up the top ranks. Monica Anne T. Yap of San Beda College-Manila (SBCM) was the only examinee in the top five to come from a Metro Manila-based university with a score of 89.45%. Krizza Fe P. Alcantara-Bagni ...

Labor sector eyes wage increase 'exemption' for Boracay workers
Sun Star - 2018-04-26
Wennie Sancho, labor representative to Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in Western Visayas, said the first public hearing for the proposed wage increase in the region held at Aklan State University ... in cities of Iloilo and ...

La Salle-Bacolod graduate tops 2017 Bar exam
Journal - 2018-04-26
Balili, (University of San Carlos), 90.8%; Camille B. Remoroza( Ateneo de Davao University), 90.7%; Ivanne D'Laureil I. Hisoler (University of San Carlos), 89.55%; Monica Anne T. Yap (San Beda College-Manila), 89.45%; Lorenzo Luigi T. Gayya (University of Sto.

DOLE eyes OFW deployment to Russia
Rappler - 2018-04-26
The technical working group includes officials from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, the International Labor Affair Bureau and the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA). The group is tasked to set a series of policy consultations between ...

Gov't fast tracks Boracay West Cove demolition; owner cries harassment
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 26) -- The demolition of controversial Boracay West Cove resort on the western side of Boracay island has begun -- and it will only pick up pace from here, an official said Thursday. "West Cove is already half-demolished.

No TRO yet for Boracay workers who wanted to stop closure
Rappler - 2018-04-26
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) included in its special en banc session on Thursday, April 26, the petition to stop the closure of Boracay island, but it did not grant the requested immediate injunction. "It was raffled and as of this ...

FULL LIST: Bacolod student tops 2017 Bar examinations
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 25 ... Tomas (UST), while two came from San Beda College in Manila. Also among the top scorers were Camille Remoroza of Ateneo de Davao, and Krizza Fe Alcantara-Bagni from St. Mary's University in Bayombong ...

Passing the torch: Justice Leonen, other law veterans welcome new blood
InterAksyon - 2018-04-26
Leonen prior to his appointment to the high court was involved in legal education, having sat as the dean of the University of the Philippines College of Law. Former solicitor general Florin Hilbay also sent words of guidance and wisdom to bar examinees.

Intellectual property crimes often 'hidden'
ECNS - 2018-04-26
Intellectual property thieves are resorting more to internet technology, including external servers and cloud platforms, to commit their crimes, which makes them harder to stop, a prosecutor at the Supreme People's Procuratorate said on Wednesday.

Answering Frequently Asked Questions About Intellectual Property
Liberian Observer - 2018-04-26
Intellectual property protection is critical in fostering innovation. Without protection of ideas, businesses and individuals would not reap the full benefits of their inventions and would focus less on research and development. Similarly, artists would ...

Roderick Paulate charged over ghost employees
philstar.com - 2018-04-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Actor and Quezon City Councilor Roderick Paulate has been charged before the Sandiganbayan for allegedly hiring ghost employees in 2010. Filed by the Office of the Ombudsman on April 20, Paulate was charged with one count of ...

Symantec: A hacking group is targeting health sector to steal intellectual property -- 6 things to know
Becker's Hospital Review - 2018-04-26
Symantec identified a hacker group known as Orangeworm that is breaking into U.S. healthcare organizations' X-Ray, MRI and other medical machines as part of an ongoing corporate espionage operation, according to a Symantec report released April 23.

The CASE Act - A Noble but Toothless Gesture Toward Fair Copyright Enforcement
Lexology - 2018-04-26
The cost of litigating copyright infringement claims in federal court can be immense, taxing the resources of even a well-heeled content creator. For many authors, artists, photographers, and others, this immensity become overwhelming. And at some point ...

SAS lauds US Supreme Court rulings in landmark patent and intellectual property cases
SAS - 2018-04-26
The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of analytics company SAS in a major patent and intellectual property case, SAS Institute v. Iancu. The Court found that the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) must issue complete final decisions in a patent review ...

Threat to sovereignty
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-25
She was held briefly by the Bureau of Immigration last week, and for a while it seemed an apology was coming. Soon, however, no less than President Rodrigo Duterte said it was he who had ordered Sister Patricia Fox investigated for disorderly conduct and ...

Senate may vote on validity of SC quo warranto decision vs Serreno
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 25) -- The Senate may still vote on the validity of the quo warranto decision of the Supreme Court against Serreno if the high court nullifies her appointment, Senate President Koko Pimentel said Wednesday. He sees a ...

Power problems
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-25
This consortium is the privately-owned, National Grid Corporation of the Philippines ... Another cause of high power rates is the value-added tax on system loss. System loss pertains to the electricity bought but is not paid due to technical and non ...

IC to roll out e-payment system with LANDBANK
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-25
The state-owned lender launched the LANDBANK Link.BiPortal in 2017 with the Bureau of Internal Revenue as its pilot client for tax payment. "The implementation of this e-payment is another milestone in line with the thrust of the government to promote ...

Wider income inequality seen prevailing in federal Philippines
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-25
Poorly designed federal and national tax systems under "PHederalism" could widen income inequality in the country, according to the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS). In a hearing at the consultative committee tasked to review the ...

BI orders Aussie nun Fox to leave Manila
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-25
THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) has ordered Australian missionary Patricia Fox to leave the country within 30 days, after the bureau has been established that she violated the conditions of her visa when she participated in political activities while in the ...

Supreme Court TRO sought vs Boracay closure
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-25
Mr. Duterte ordered the closure of the island on April 4 to allow for the correction of alleged violations of environmental law. According to the petition, "the 1987 Constitution does not grant the President the power to close Boracay island to tourists ...

Budget deficit widens in Q1
philstar.com - 2018-04-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines posted a wider budget gap in the first three months of the year, as public spending outpaced revenue performance, treasury data released on Tuesday show. Fiscal deficit in the first quarter reached P162.2 billion ...

Labor groups to stage May 1 rally vs contractualization
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 25) --Two major labor groups are preparing for an indignation rally on Labor Day to protest against President Rodrigo Duterte's supposed failure to end contractualization. Kilusang Mayo Uno and Nagkaisa Labor coalition ...

Taxes and labor inspections drive investors away
philstar.com - 2018-04-25
Businessmen are being pushed into the cliff between heavy taxation and too much labor regulations. In a labor excess economy where more than five million are unemployed and 15 million are underemployed, the government should be mindful of the need to ...

Morales wins SC ruling on 7-year tenure
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-25
Morales is the older sister of lawyer Lucas Carpio, Jr., husband of retired Court of Appeals Associate Justice Agnes Reyes-Carpio and father-in-law of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, and first cousin of senior SC associate justice Antonio Carpio.

Sister Patricia Fox: 'Whatever happens, I will be forever grateful'
Rappler - 2018-04-25
MANILA, Philippines - Sister Patricia Fox said she is "very sad" that the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday, April 25, announced it was ordering her to leave the Philippines after 27 years as a missionary here. Fox, 71, who is accused of engaging ...

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