33,120 jobs up for grabs in Peso job expo
Sun Star - 2018-05-10
Person with disabilities, solo parents, indigenous group, Tesda graduates ... Philippine Statistics Authority, PhilHealth, Social Security System, Professional Regulation Commission, and Employees' Compensation Commission will likewise set up help desk ...

PH, Kuwait to sign labor deal on Friday
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 10) -- Philippine and Kuwaiti officials will sign on Friday the proposed labor deal protecting the welfare of Filipino workers. In a media briefing Thursday, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque confirmed the agreement ...

Dr Dre loses trademark dispute
Independent Record - 2018-05-10
Dr. Dre has lost a copyright infringement case against a doctor. The 53-year-old rapper - whose real name is Andre Young - had taken legal action when gynaecologist Dr. Draion M. Burch used a play on words and applied to trademark his name as Dr. Drai ...

Nigeria: Henry Knight Accuses Peter Okoye of Intellectual Property Theft
AllAfrica.com - 2018-05-10
With growing cases of intellectual theft in the music industry, a Nigerian singer, Henry Knight, has accused Peter Okoye (Mr P) of lifting content from his song without proper credit. Henry Knight on Wednesday shared his grievances on his Instagram page ...

BPOs remain bullish despite TRAIN 2 passage -- Colliers
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-10
Business process outsourcing (BPO) firms remain bullish on expanding in the Philippines despite the removal of tax perks under the proposed second package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN), according to real estate consulting ...

OFWs, seafarers can now avail of loans anytime, anywhere via Lendr
newsbytes.ph - 2018-05-10
Other requirements include: a copy of their latest contract of employment with POEA validation; passport; visa; proof of remittances for the last three months; authorization letter to borrow; and an exit stamp and arrival stamp or a copy of their plane ...

Prayers for Sereno set
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-05-10
The activity is being held on the eve of the special en banc session of the Supreme Court on the quo warranto petition against Sereno, she added. Sereno returned to the SC yesterday after taking an indefinite leave in March. Carlo Cruz, one of her ...

Candy-Coated Copyright Infringement
The Austin Chronicle - 2018-05-10
The Museum of Human Achievement is a lot of things, according to director Zac Traeger, but it's not a marketing agency. Traeger founded the nonprofit seven years ago in an Eastside warehouse with the decidedly anti-capitalist mission of cultivating arts ...

Editorial: Is it time to worry?
Sun Star - 2018-05-10
THE fate of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will be known tomorrow when the Supreme Court (SC) holds a special en banc session to vote on the quo warranto case against the embattled chief justice . Sereno returned to work Wednesday after she went on an ...

Mercedes-AMG G63 6×6 Clone Debuts in Beijing Auto Show
BenzInsider - 2018-05-10
Many Chinese companies are known for their blatant copyright infringement. Mercedes-Benz vehicles are no exception. Recently, another rip-off came out in the Chinese market that copied the looks of the Mercedes-AMG G63 6×6. The Mercedes-AMG G63 6×6 clone ...

Who owns the Intellectual Property Rights in your startup?
Lexology - 2018-05-10
One of the key issues an investor or buyer will look at is whether a company owns the intellectual property rights used in the course of its business. Securing this right at the beginning will save you money and time in the long run but may be more ...

Sean R. Heavey Challenges Netflix for Alleged Copyright Infringement
The Glasgow Courier - 2018-05-09
When Sean R. Heavey watched an episode of Netflix's Stranger Things some months back, he couldn't help but feel a sense of familiarity about the storm in the scene he was watching. To hear Heavey tell it, he had to go back multiple times to freeze the ...

Courts Split On How To Determine Statutory Damages For Copyright Infringement
Breaking Energy - 2018-05-09
The recent decision in Energy Intelligence Group, Inc. v. CHS McPherson Refinery, Inc. highlights a circuit split regarding how courts determine the statutory damages available for copyright infringement where multiple copyrighted expressions are at issue.

No More Monkey Business: The Ninth Circuit Finds Monkeys Cannot Sue For Copyright Infringement
JD Supra - 2018-05-09
The Ninth Circuit was recently faced with a novel issue: Does a crested macaque, or generally speaking, a monkey, have the right to sue humans, corporations, and companies for damages and injunctive relief arising from claims of copyright infringement?

Inflation data could force Senate to temporarily suspend TRAIN Act
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-09
The Senate Economic Affairs Committee hinted broadly of suspending later this year the excise tax levied under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law to help keep runaway inflation in check, Sen. Sherwin T. Gatchalian, panel chairman ...

The options of Chief Justice Sereno
Rappler - 2018-05-09
There must be no doubt about that, and that is why the Constitution gave the sole power of determining this to the Senate which is expected to consider that national interest. That is also why the Constitution requires a high bar, a two-thirds majority of ...

Chief Justice Sereno goes back to work, to stay 'to the bitter end'
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 9) -- Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno was all smiles as she went back to work Wednesday, two months after taking an indefinite leave at the request of her fellow magistrates. Sereno's camp shared a photo of the ...

Suspending TRAIN law amid higher prices 'more harm than good' - Diokno
Rappler - 2018-05-09
"It will create a lot of chaos because BIR (Bureau of Internal Revenue) is already geared in collecting these taxes so it will upset the revenue projection," he added. On Tuesday, May 8, Senators Bam Aquino and JV Ejercito urged economic managers to ...

Dr. Dre loses copyright infringement case against gynecologist named Dr. Drai
Consequence of Sound - 2018-05-09
In 2015, Dr. Dre entered into a copyright infringement battle with a gynecologist named Draion M. Burch. The Pennsylvania-based doctor sought to trademark his name as Dr. Drai, but was met with objections from the hip-hop mogul, who feared the similarities ...

Copyright infringement lawsuits make Indy skyline photo worth a lot more than 1,000 words
The Indianapolis Star - 2018-05-09
Copyright infringement lawsuits make Indy skyline photo worth a lot more than 1,000 words Rich Bell is a retired lawyer who has filed or threatened hundreds of copyright infringement lawsuits over a photo he shot of the Indy skyline in 2000 Check out this ...

Special Prosecutor Sandoval applies for Ombudsman post
Rappler - 2018-05-09
He is the first one to confirm his interest in the post. Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro has been nominated to the post but she has to agree to the nomination before she would be considered. Sandoval said he refused offers from ...

Tax Deductions for Costs relating to Intellectual Property in Singapore
Lexology - 2018-05-09
Tax deductions are available for costs incurred in the registration, acquisition and licensing of intellectual property. In an effort to support innovation and the secure commercialisation of intellectual property, the Singapore Budget 2018 ("2018 Budget ...

Resignation is nonsense: Sereno mulls ending leave
philstar.com - 2018-05-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has rejected calls for her resignation, probably for the last time, before the Supreme Court (SC) decides on her fate and rules on the petition of Solicitor General Jose Calida seeking her ouster ...

Courts Split on How to Determine Statutory Damages for Copyright Infringement
JD Supra - 2018-05-08
The recent decision in Energy Intelligence Group, Inc. v. CHS McPherson Refinery, Inc. highlights a circuit split regarding how courts determine the statutory damages available for copyright infringement where multiple copyrighted expressions are at issue.

Female justice nominated to Ombudsman
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-08
A product of University of the Philippines College of Law, she joined the government in 1973 ... arguments on the quo warranto case against the embattled SC chief in Baguio City. She was also among the five justices who testified in the impeachment ...

RXi Pharmaceuticals Bolsters Strength of Dermatology Intellectual Property Estate Following Granting of Patent From USPTO
Yahoo Finance - 2018-05-08
MARLBOROUGH, Mass., May 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (RXII) a biotechnology company developing the next generation of immuno-oncology therapeutics based on its proprietary self-delivering RNAi (sd-rxRNA®) therapeutic platform ...

Leagues Pushing For 'Integrity Fees' Won't Find Much Support For Intellectual Property Argument
Forbes - 2018-05-08
With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to soon decide Murphy v. NCAA -- a case that could empower individual states to legalize sports gambling -- sports-league lobbyists have begun to pressure states interested in sports gambling to impose a "1% ...

Grossman: WFAN's push to end clips posted by Funhouse, the popular online mecca for Mike Francesa sound, extremely petty
New York Daily News - 2018-05-08
The popular Twitter account that records and edits clips of Mike Francesa's show on WFAN, as well as other sports sights, sounds and musings, was slapped with a copyright infringement complaint Monday. According to a pair of letters shared by the beloved ...

LT Group sets aside up to P11B for capex this year
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-08
LT GROUP, Inc. (LTG) plans to spend P10-11 billion for capital expenditures in 2018, the bulk of which will be allocated for its property unit in a bid to expand its recurring income. The holding company of tycoon Lucio C. Tan, Sr. has allocated P3 billion ...

Draft bill raises tax cut of LGUs where plants are located
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-08
A DRAFT bill from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), prepared with the assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), hopes to raise the share of tax revenue for local government units (LGUs) hosting facilities of businesses ...

NIST Revises Intellectual Property Rights Offered to Federally Funded Inventions and Licensing of Government Owned Inventions
JD Supra - 2018-05-08
Patent Intellectual Property (collectively, "IP") rights represent a significant element of many government contracts, including those for research and development, whether by commercial, non-profit or educational institutions. But did you know that if ...

Career step - lessons on joint authorship of copyright
Mondaq - 2018-05-08
The question of establishing joint authorship was of critical importance for Career Step because the authorship of the materials was a key ground on which the respondents contested Career Step's copyright infringement claims. In particular, the respondents ...

Tax advantaged investments | The Freeman
philstar.com - 2018-05-08
In the Philippines, we have multiple options: Pag-IBIG HDMF (Home Development Mutual Fund) - a Philippine government-owned and controlled corporation offers a fund called MP2. A voluntary high yield savings account with tax-free dividend yields (5-7 ...

62 OFWs undergo entrepreneurship training from OWWA 12
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-05-08
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, May 8 (PIA) -- Some 62 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and OFW dependents who aspire to engage in their own business joined the Enhanced Entrepreneurial Development Training (EEDT) courtesy of the Overseas Workers Welfare ...

WECC Launched to Protect and Restore the Value of Intellectual Property
Yahoo Finance - 2018-05-08
SHANGHAI, May 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- As the primary mechanism for communication and commerce, the advent of Internet has had tremendous ramifications with respect to the creation and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights. Technological ...

When looking back is not an option
philstar.com - 2018-05-07
The National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC), as amended, provides in Section 249 (B) that any unpaid tax due shall be subject to 20 percent deficiency interest per annum which shall be assessed and collected from the date prescribed for its payment until the ...

Poppy Responds to Mars Argo Copyright Suit, Calls It 'Desperate Grab for Fame'
Billboard - 2018-05-07
The suit claims copyright infringement and domestic violence damages against the man credited with being a musical svengali for both women, Titanic Sinclair (born Corey Mixter). "Something very few people know is that one of the reasons I work the way I ...

Judges, court workers step up Sereno quit call
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-07
JUDGES and court employees on Monday reiterated their call for Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno to resign before the Supreme Court decides on her fate when it rules on the petition seeking her ouster on Friday. The judges and court employees manifested ...

Demolition pushes through before residents celebrate the Ramadan
Davao Today - 2018-05-07
Batara said that the association has filed a motion at the Supreme Court last April 30 to contest the issued writ of demolition by the Regional Trial Court branch 17. In addition, their lawyer has also had a talk with the authorities to postpone the ...

The fate of Rappler under Duterte's administration
philstar.com - 2018-05-07
Here's part of the reporters covering the president's statement: Rappler will remain a member of the Malacañang Press Corps (MPC) unless the Court of Appeals upholds the decision of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revoking its registration.

CA reverses Ombudsman ruling against Junjun Binay
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 7) -- The Court of Appeals has reversed the 2015 decision of the Ombudsman ordering the dismissal from office of former Makati Mayor Junjun Binay for grave misconduct and serious dishonesty in the bidding of an allegedly ...

On TRAIN 2 -- Are we excited to board?
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-07
Are we excited to board? TRAIN 2 proposes to gradually lower the corporate income tax rate from 30% to 25%. TRAIN 2 also aims to revisit the tax incentives granted to companies. ON THE 25% CORPORATE INCOME TAX RATE While there are contentious discussions ...

Mobilizing finance for sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth in Asia
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-07
Capital markets in many countries are underdeveloped and bond markets are still in their infancy. Fiscal preemption of banking resources is quite common. For those emerging countries which have successfully tapped international capital markets, a ...

Labor-centered development: the change we need
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-07
Carmel V. Abao is a faculty member of the Political Science Dept of the Ateneo de Manila University. She teaches political theory and international political economy.

BPI posts flat net income of P6.25 billion in Q1 2018
Rappler - 2018-05-07
MANILA, Philippines - The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) saw a flat net income of P6.25 billion during the 1st 3 months of 2018, due to lower non-interest income as well as higher costs and expenses. BPI, the Philippines' 3rd largest bank in terms ...

The next ombudsman? A look at Justice Teresita de Castro
InterAksyon - 2018-05-07
(STAR/Michael Varcas) Much to the chagrin of her detractors, Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita de Castro has been nominated to be the next ombudsman. De Castro was nominated by former Supreme Court justice Arturo Brion, who sent a letter to the ...

SC Justice Teresita de Castro nominated as next Ombudsman
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 7) -- Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Teresita de Castro has been nominated as Ombudsman to replace Conchita Carpio-Morales, who is set to retire in July after her seven-year tenure. Retired SC Justice Arturo Brion ...

544 hired on the spot at Baguio City Labor Day Jobs Fair
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-05-07
Over 300 applicants were either referred for skills training ... the Republic of the Philippines. It is an attached unit of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). The PIA works with the Office of the President, National Government ...

SC Associate Justice Teresita de Castro nominated for Ombudsman
Rappler - 2018-05-07
De Castro eventually became a member of the technical staff of the late chief justice Fred Ruiz Castro, a judicial assistant, a state counsel I at the Department of Justice in 1978, and rose to the position of assistant chief state counsel by 1997.

Rappler hits BIR for 'selective justice' in tax evasion case
Rappler - 2018-05-07
MANILA, Philippines - Rappler Holdings Corporation (RHC) and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa accused the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) of "selective justice" in the P133-million ($2.57-million) tax evasion complaint it filed against the social news network.

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