Florida Doctor suing Disney for copyright infringement
Orlando Sentinel - 2018-06-05
George Malki is accusing the Walt Disney Company of stealing from his book to create some of the characters in the Pixar movie "Inside Out." George Malki is accusing the Walt Disney Company of stealing from his book to create some of the characters in the ...

SC defers final ruling on Sereno case
philstar.com - 2018-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday deferred ruling with finality on the ouster case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. In their resumption of session after a month-long decision writing recess, justices of the High Court ...

5 Key Takeaways: Importance of Intellectual Property for Fintech Companies
JD Supra - 2018-06-05
Kilpatrick Townsend Partner Jason Gardner spoke at the Carolina Fintech Hub on "Capturing Value Before It Floats Away: Importance of Intellectual Property for Fintech Companies," where he provided the following five key takeaways... Please see full ...

Anthony Alden S. aguilar
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-05
Anthony Aguilar a senior partner of The Tax Offices of Romero, Aguilar & Associates and a former commissioner of the Presidential Commission on Good Government. He is a member of the MAP National Issues Committee and MAP Task Force for Taxation.

Senate relocation to BGC defended
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-05
Gatchalian added that many government agencies are also relocating to the area, citing as examples the Supreme Court and Energy Regulatory Commission.

Bam Aquino: People in tears over higher prices of fuel, goods
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-04
He added that the government could still make up for the ?70 billion it is expecting to collect from excise taxes by fixing the efficiency of government spending and the efficiency of collection by the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Bureau of Customs.

The war on corruption
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-04
Sereno did not submit a complete set of Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth, starting from when she was a professor at the University of the Philippines College of Law. This amounted to a violation of the Constitution, a betrayal of public trust.

Aquino at Dengvaxia hearing: We did what we did to save lives
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-04
FORMER President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday showed up at the Department of Justice (DOJ) to seek the dismissal of the criminal complaints filed against him and 44 others for their alleged role in the P3.5-billion Dengvaxia vaccine mess. At the ...

Charges against Aquino hints at presidential cycle of prosecuting predecessor
InterAksyon - 2018-06-04
Former President Benigno Aquino III and former Health Secretary Janette Garin face reporters after they were summoned by the Commission on Elections law department to shed light on the Dengvaxia mess. (Photo by Edd Gumban/Philstar.com) Former President ...

Doing business in the Philippines made easier
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-04
It will be interesting to see the effect of RA No. 11032 in the months and years to come. Note that the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), through its issuances, is striving to align with the objective of helping taxpayers streamline their registration ...

Owwa releases P7M for livelihood of OFWs
Sun Star - 2018-06-04
AS of May this year, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) Davao Region has released more than P7 million for the Balik Pinas, Balik Hanapbuhay program that aims to assist distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have returned home.

Ex-President Aquino: Supreme Court 'forced' Sereno ouster
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 4) -- Former President Benigno Aquino III on Monday said the ouster of former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno did not go through the proper process unlike the impeachment of her predecessor. "Masyadong pilit ang ...

Bunye: Swim at your own risk
Sun Star - 2018-06-04
Years ago, alarmed bay area residents filed a petition with the Supreme Court to compel the authorities to stop the further degradation of Manila Bay. The Supreme Court responded by issuing a continuing mandamus directing 11 government agencies ...

BIR seeks to speed up transactions
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-03
The Bureau of Internal Revenue led by Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay -- seen here at the left in a Feb. 13 official photo of the Senate with his boss, Finance Sec. Carlos G. Dominguez -- is one of key government offices that has been simplifying procedures ...

ERC: Power supply agreements without ECCs to be dismissed
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-03
Inc. It also has a PSA with St. Raphael Power Generation Corp., its joint venture with Consunji-led Semirara Mining and Power Corp. Meralco is also seeking approval for PSAs with Central Luzon Premiere Power Corp., Mariveles Power Generation Corp., Panay ...

Lawmaker: 'Disconnect' in how economic managers see TRAIN
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-03
Tinio's satements come after labor groups called for wage increase. In the House of Representatives, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) filed on Thursday a bill to increase the minimum wage nationwide by ?320. The Makabayan Bloc on ...

De Lima: Probe 'influx of Chinese nationals' in Philippines
Rappler - 2018-06-03
With the Philippines relying on Chinese labor and clients, De Lima warned that "any change in policies by the China government could effectively stall, if not cripple, our local economy." The problem with illegal workers: De Lima added that the Chinese ...

Duterte to UN expert on judicial independence: Go to hell
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 3) -- President Rodrigo Duterte blasted United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur Diego Garc├şa-Say├ín early Sunday, telling the expert on judicial independence to "go to hell." "Sino 'yang rapporteur na 'yan?

Even the smartest millennials are stumped by Danish visa rules
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-02
DRUGS giant Novo Nordisk says lowering the drawbridge is essential to running a multinational business. Economists say immigrant workers have taken up 40 percent of new jobs created in Denmark over the past five years, helping the country avoid a ...

New lawyers warned about criticizing courts
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 2) -- Be careful in criticizing the courts, an associate justice warned over a thousand new lawyers who took their oath Friday. "[The] right to speak in criticism cannot be unbounded," Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin ...

Bacolod can avail P4-B loan with Finance department
Sun Star - 2018-06-02
Ramos, chairperson of the City Council committee on sports, said the DOF study showed that Bacolod is entitled to apply a loan of P4 billion which is based on the city's Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) and local sources of funds. "Bacolod is entitled to ...

Difficult work ahead to reconcile Senate, House versions of BBL
Rappler - 2018-06-02
MANILA, Philippines - "Significant differences" of the Senate and House versions of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) may mean more heated debates among legislators in the coming weeks. In a statement on Saturday, June 2, Senate Minority Floor Leader ...

New lawyers risk contempt with purple ribbon at Supreme Court rites
Rappler - 2018-06-02
Ng and several other batchmates from the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law wore the purple ribbon on their hands and wrists during the oath-taking. She said Bersamin's warnings did not scare her, but surprised her instead. "We all knew that ...

COA flags P10 million excess allowances paid to OSG
philstar.com - 2018-06-01
Based on COA records, at least four client agencies directly paid the OSG lawyers in 2017 - Development Bank of the Philippines (P1.6 million), Occidental Mindoro State College (P148,500 ... "Confirmation with Accounting Division disclosed that ...

Should International Trade in Intellectual Property Be Regulated?
Harvard Business School - 2018-06-01
Unusual attention currently is focused on trade policy, triggered by new tariffs on imports announced by the United States. Nearly all of it involves the trade of manufactured goods. Much less attention is being paid to trade in services, which represent ...

Intellectual Property as a Business Asset: New Special by the European IPR Helpdesk
CORDIS news - 2018-05-31
What strategies can help businesses to assure that intellectual property (IP) is a profitable investment? In the light of current technological and economic developments such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data or the Internet of Things, the role of IP as ...

Sandigan affirms plunder case vs Immigration official
philstar.com - 2018-05-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Sandiganbayan has affirmed the validity of the plunder case against former Bureau of Immigration (BI) commissioner Al Argosino in connection with the alleged extortion of P50 million from Macau-based gambling tycoon Jack Lam in ...

BBL gets nod from House, Senate
Davao Today - 2018-05-31
Senator Leila de Lima, who is detained at Camp Crame, and Senator Manny Pacquiao, who is training for his next fight ... uniformed services in the Bangsamoro would still be under the Philippine National Police (PNP) and independent constitutional bodies ...

Hugs and apologies between Kenyan political rivals
Rappler - 2018-05-31
Also present at the event was Supreme Court Chief Justice David Maraga, who rose to international fame as the man who annulled Kenyatta's victory in a first August election and ordered the poll held a second time. The rapprochement between Kenyatta and ...

AP Interview: UN expert says Manila's judiciary under attack
News Philippines Yahoo - 2018-05-31
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The unprecedented expulsion of the ... government solicitor-general that accused her of failing to file asset disclosures as a state university law professor years ago, a charge she denies. It pre-empted impeachment proceedings ...

Lex Machina Launches Highly Anticipated Legal Analytics Module for Trade Secret Litigation
Law - 2018-05-31
Once tagged, Legal Analytics can now isolate trade secret misappropriation claims in commercial, employment or intellectual property cases. This enables attorneys to better filter and analyze the trade secrets elements of these combined cases and prepare ...

Petition up vs chicken dung
Sun Star - 2018-05-31
the operators cannot apply for the necessary permits because the sale and storage of chicken dung within the municipality was declared as a public nuisance by the Regional Trial Court of Benguet and was affirmed by the Court of Appeals. The petition ...

Senate approves its version of Bangsamoro Basic Law
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-31
The following amendments were introduced by the Senate, among others, according to Mr. Zubiri: o Under the fiscal autonomy, the block grant, was spelled out to be 5% of the net collections of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Bureau of Customs ...

Labor group pushes for ?320 minimum wage hike
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 31) -- With the prices of basic goods on the rise, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) said it is time to increase the minimum wage nationwide by ?320. TUCP party-list Representative Raymond Mendoza ...

A look at the evolution of the Bangsamoro Basic Law
InterAksyon - 2018-05-31
The Memorandum on Agreement on Ancestral Domain, which government and MILF panels were scheduled to sign, was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 2008, derailing the creation of a Moro homeland. Following years of further negotiations with ...

SolGen Calida to file cases vs. those 'maligning, slandering' him
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 31) -- Solicitor General Jose Calida is ready to face his detractors and will even file charges against them in court. In an exclusive interview with CNN Philippines' The Source, he said he has plans against those ...

Sereno camp: 12 out of 16 SALNs found
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-31
Sereno was a law professor at the University of the Philippines from 1986 to 2006, prior to her appointment to the Chief Justice post in 2012. "Sana po ay maconsider na ito po ay isang indikasyon na hindi naman po sinuway ni Chief Justice Sereno itong ...

Calida: I'll file charges against those maligning, libeling me
Rappler - 2018-05-31
Acosta is a vocal supporter of Sereno. The ousted chief justice had made the rounds saying her quo warranto ouster has empowered Calida to remove any member of the Supreme Court as he wished. Supreme Court justices who voted against the quo warranto ...

House OKs proposed BBL on third and final reading
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 30) -- Voting 227-11-2 on Wednesday, the House of Representatives has approved the Bangsamoro Basic Law on third and final reading. Duterte certified the bill as urgent on Tuesday, waiving the three-day rule before ...

Michael Jackson Estate Sues ABC and Disney for Copyright Infringement
Complex - 2018-05-30
The Estate of Michael Jackson filed a lawsuit against the Walt Disney Company and ABC, which is owned by Disney, on Wednesday for willfully and intentionally infringing on dozens of copyrights owned by the Estate that were used without permission during ...

Michael Jackson's Estate Files Federal Copyright Infringement Suit Against The Walt Disney Company And Disney's ABC Network
Yahoo Finance - 2018-05-30
LOS ANGELES, May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Estate of Michael Jackson filed a federal lawsuit in Los Angeles against The Walt Disney Company and ABC for their willful and intentional infringements of dozens of copyrights owned by the Estate that ...

Government wants to cut interconnection charges to help third telecom player
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-30
The memorandum circular will be subject to a public hearing on June 13. Sought for comment, Yolanda Crisanto, senior vice president for corporate communications of Globe Telecom said: "We will work with NTC and DICT [Department of Information and ...

High court settles conflict over Signage Ordinance of Davao City
Davao Today - 2018-05-30
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- The City Building Office here awaits a copy of the Supreme Court decision regarding the promulgation of Petition for Review on Certiorari under Rule 45 of the Evasco Jr, and Avisado versus Davao Billboard and Signmakers ...

House ratifies national ID system bill
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-30
The ID card is a machine-readable government card that will store multiple data about the cardholder. This data can range from tax information, health or social security card details, just to name a few. The Congress reconciled version of the bill provides ...

CA confirms military chief, 3 Cabinet members
Sun Star - 2018-05-30
Inting, who hails from Davao City, was a former Court of Appeals associate justice. With their confirmation, Roque said the executive branch was hopeful that they would help Duterte to fulfill his goal to bring a "comfortable life" for his fellow countrymen.

House okays BBL; Drilon pitches revisions
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-30
THE proposed Bangsamoro basic law (BBL) should not suffer the same fate as the memorandum of agreement on ancestral domain (MOA-AD) that the Supreme Court threw out as "unconstitutional," Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon warned on Wednesday.

House panel mulls local tax shield for firms in line with TRAIN 2
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-30
Some may be corrupt, some may not. But iba-iba ang treatment sa investors (treatment toward investors varies)," Mr. Cua said yesterday during the second deliberation for the corporate income tax and incentives reform bill, or the second package of the ...

Philippines on cryptocurrency
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-30
However, the BSP emphasized that this issuance is not to endorse VCs as currencies but merely to regulate the use of VCs in financial or business transactions. Thus, the BSP reminds the public to be cautious in entering into VC transactions as it is a ...

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