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 ...

In appeal of ouster, Sereno warns of 'far-reaching consequences' of SC ruling
philstar.com - 2018-05-30
Sereno said this counters the political question doctrine that "had always applied to public officers exercising discretion" such as the Commission on Elections and heads of local government units. "Now, the acts of the Judicial and Bar Council and ...

House approves proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law
Rappler - 2018-05-30
The block grant to the Bangsamoro will be reduced from 6% to just 5% of the national revenue from the collections of the Bureau of Internal Revenue and Bureau of Customs. These amendments, including the controversial provisions lawmakers believe to be ...

SC warns lawyers: Disrupt oath-taking ceremony decorum, face contempt
Rappler - 2018-05-30
The Supreme Court (SC) warned against disruptive behavior when new lawyers take their oath on Friday, June 1, at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). "Any act that undermines the safe and orderly conduct of the Oath-Taking Ceremonies or ...

Phinma oil, gas exploration in Visayas, Camotes faces stiff opposition
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-30
Cusi, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F ... It covers the municipal waters of 30 coastal towns in the provinces of Masbate, Cebu, Bohol and Leyte. The Visayan Sea is a rich fishing ground and is being eyed as a fisheries management area.

Gwen Garcia fumes at Civil Aeronautics Board over varying airfares
Rappler - 2018-05-30
But this irked Garcia. The lawmaker asked Samodio, whom she called as "Mr Cab" if he meant to say airlines are keeping secrets from the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Samodio said no, explaining the government is able to examine the accounts should it ...

DOLE releases list of companies engaged in labor only contracting
Davao Today - 2018-05-30
In a statement released by DOLE, among the top violators include the Jollibee Food Corporation with 14,960 affected workers, the Dole Philippines, Inc., with 10,521, and the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) with 8,310. Other companies engaged ...

'Frozen' Songwriters Let Go From Copyright Infringement Lawsuit For Now
Forbes - 2018-05-30
The songwriters of Frozen have been let go from a copyright infringement lawsuit for now. Before the long Memorial Day weekend, a federal court in California agreed to remove Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez from a lawsuit claiming that they copied ...

Labor group backs Train law suspension
Sun Star - 2018-05-30
THE General Alliance of Workers Association (Gawa) is backing the move to suspend the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) law, mainly to slow down the acceleration of prices of basic goods and services, its top official ...

U.S. looks set to limit some Chinese visas in bid to halt theft of intellectual property
The Japan Times - 2018-05-30
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration plans to shorten the length of validity for some visas issued to Chinese citizens, the State Department said Tuesday, as President Donald Trump works to counter alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property by Beijing.

PH to import cheaper diesel from Russia
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-30
In a press briefing in Mountain Province, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi had informed him of the importation conducted by the Philippine National Oil Company Exploration Corporation ... the Tax Reform for Acceleration ...

United States Issues 2018 Report Regarding Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement by its Trading Partners
Lexology - 2018-05-30
The Office of the United States Trade Representative has published its 2018 Special 301 Report ("Report") regarding intellectual property protection and enforcement by U.S. trading partners around the world. The Report identifies countries where ...

Latest Progress in China's Intellectual Property Protection (2017)
Lexology - 2018-05-30
In the just past intellectual property (IP) awareness week1, the Supreme Court made a report on the judicial protection of intellectual property in China (2017)(hereinafter referred to as the Protection of intellectual property), introducing the latest ...

What If Even the Smallest Copyright Infringement Paid Out $30,000?
Fstoppers - 2018-05-29
As photographers, we all get annoyed when our images are being used without permission, and taking legal action is, for most of us, simply not a viable option. However, that might be changing as one law firm has discovered a means of making companies pay ...

Pasig court releases over 90 MNLF members
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 29) -- A Pasig Regional Trial Court released on April 26 about 96 members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) accused of participating in the 2013 Zamboanga City siege. The court ruled they have served all ...

Epic Games is Being Sued by PUBG Developers For Copyright Infringement
Xbox - 2018-05-29
PUBG. Corp is reportedly suing the Korean branch of Epic Games for copying elements of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and using them for its own battle royale game, Fortnite. According to the Korean Times, the lawsuit was first filed in January and it ...

Customs: Fuel-marking program under way
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-29
Mr. Ruiz said the BoC has started tightening its watch on smuggled products after creating a joint task force with the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the addition of more security equipment.

21 entrepreneurs complete mentoring training
Sun Star - 2018-05-29
Taxation, and Business Law. The graduation was highlighted by a Business Improvement Plan presentation of the mentees and was followed by a breakout session and critiquing by the panel groups. The members of the panel groups are officials and ...

Akbayan's Villarin accuses DOLE's Jing Paras of trying to steal iPhone X
Rappler - 2018-05-29
MANILA, Philippines - Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin filed a complaint against Labor Undersecretary Jing Paras for attempting to steal his iPhone X worth P74,000. On Tuesday, May 29, Villarin sent reporters a copy of the complaint he filed a day ...

Weighing the national ID system for Filipinos: The good, the bad and the ugly
InterAksyon - 2018-05-29
It can also be used to monitor individuals blacklisted by government. Passengers lining up in the immigration area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. (Philstar/File photo) When there are major outbreaks A centralized database would be helpful to ...

PUBG Dev Suing Fortnite Studio For Copyright Infringement In Korea
GameSpot - 2018-05-29
After suggesting it might take action, the developer of PUBG has filed a lawsuit against the creator of Fortnite on the ground of copyright infringement. PUBG Corp., which is based in Korea, filed its lawsuit against US-based Epic Games with the aim of ...

Marcos asks PET: Stand by 50% shade limit
philstar.com - 2018-05-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. yesterday asked the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), to stand firm in its 50-percent threshold for the ongoing recount in his electoral protest ...

MalacaƱang leaves TRAIN suspension to Congress
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 28) -- MalacaƱang Palace is leaving the decision to suspend the tax reform law up to Congress. President Rodrigo Duterte will only comply with whatever measures pass through the legislative arm, Presidential ...

Korean held for operating prostitution den
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-28
Bureau of Immigration officers nabbed a Korean fugitive who operates a prostitution den in the Philippines that caters to Korean tourists at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga. Arrested was Hong Yong who tried to board an Asiana Airlines flight to ...

Harley Flanagan files suit against John Joseph for Cro-Mags Trademark
PunkNews - 2018-05-28
As first reported by the New York Post, Flanagan has filed a Federal suit against Joseph based in Trademark and/or Copyright Infringement for ownership of the Cro-Mags name and associated work. Flanagan alleges that the name was improperly used first in ...

DoLE flags 20 firms in labor-only contracting
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-28
People are seen walking to work in this file photo taken in Makati's central business district. -- BW FILE PHOTO THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE), in a press briefing on Monday, disclosed a list of "companies engaged and suspected to be ...

DOLE to study minimum wage hike, cash subsidy for Filipino workers
Rappler - 2018-05-28
MANILA, Philippines - Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Monday, May 28, said the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will study a possible increase in minimum wage, amid increasing prices of goods. Bello said he had instructed wage boards to ...

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