China: Regulations On Beijing Courts' Jurisdiction Over Intellectual Property Civil Cases
Mondaq - 2018-02-02
Beijing Higher People's Court issued the Regulations on Adjusting Beijing Courts' Jurisdiction over Intellectual Property Civil Cases to further define the scope of jurisdiction of Beijing courts over civil cases concerning intellectual property.

Why campus journalists should go beyond classrooms
Rappler - 2018-02-02
MANILA, Philippines - One can no longer belittle the role ... This was most evident especially during Martial Law. While there is no difference when it comes to standards they follow as "campus publications follow the same normative standards in ...

Elusive inclusiveness: Will federalism finally bring progress to rural PHL?
Business Mirror - 2018-02-01
The country lagged behind its counterparts in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The country had a score of ... Autonomy and Equity," Philippine Institute for Development Studies Senior Research Fellow Rosario G. Manasan said the fiscal gap ...

Agham head asks SC to stop RE law, FiT implementation
Business Mirror - 2018-02-01
The Agham partly-list led by its president Angelo B. Palmones recently filed a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) against the implementation of the renewable-energy (RE) law and its features, including the renewable portfolio standards (RPS) and the feed ...

This is why the Supreme Court upholds dismissal of 14 high-ranking officials of the Philippine National Police over chopper scam
Update.PK - 2018-02-01
MANILA -- The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the dismissal of 14 high-ranking officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) involved in the controversial purchase of helicopters in 2009. In a decision received by the Office of the Ombudsman on January ...

BIR income tax take expected to decline in 2018 due to TRAIN Law
Inquirer - 2018-01-31
In light of the lower personal income tax rates that took effect this year under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) expects collections from net income and profits to decline in 2018. A Revenue ...

Ombudsman says it will not enforce Palace suspension vs. Carandang
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-31
Citing a 2014 decision by the Supreme Court, Morales said the Office of the President insulted the Supreme Court and the independence of the Ombudsman. Morales made the statement in the wake of Carandang's suspension for 90 days for supposedly spreading ...

Dissecting the TRAIN law: A look at the optional flat tax
Business Mirror - 2018-01-31
This will make tax compliance simpler for individuals who opt for the flat-tax scheme. It should be noted that the Bureau of Internal Revenue Regulations regarding this tax scheme is still pending approval, although a quick examination of the draft ...

Ombudsman to defy MalacaƱang order to suspend Carandang
Rappler - 2018-01-31
In a statement issued on Wednesday, January 31, Morales cited the 2014 ruling by the Supreme Court (SC) declaring unconstitutional Section 8 (2) of RA No. 6770 or the Ombudsman law, which previously gave the President the power to discipline the Ombudsman ...

CNN's Reality Check Team vets Trump's State of the Union
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-31
By law, they are required to have at least a high school education or equivalent and work experience that requires specialized training, and they also must be screened for any form of ineligibility, including security risks, and interviewed before they ...

Who's spending for Bongbong's caper?
Visayan Daily Star - 2018-01-31
It was not very nice of the "Palace," that now could refer to either the President himself or spokesman Harry Roque, to say "Good Luck" to Rappler for seeking help from the Court of Appeals on the revocation of their license by the Securities and ...

The Latest: Trump's 1st State of the Union runs long
KRMG - 2018-01-31
Trump is praising the parents of American college student Otto Warmbier ... Trump opened by highlighting Ashlee Leppert, a U.S. Coast Guard petty officer who was aboard one of the first helicopters on the scene in Houston during Hurricane Harvey.

The Latest: Trump speech leads to 4.5 million tweets
Everything Lubbock - 2018-01-31
Sanders notes Trump didn't mention Social Security or Medicare, despite promises as a candidate ... 9 p.m. President Donald Trump's motorcade passed a group of protesters near the U.S. Capitol as the president traveled to the annual State of the Union ...

BI reminds foreigners of deadline for 2018 annual report of aliens
interaksyon.com - 2018-01-31
Philstar file photo of the facade of the Bureau of Immigration office in Manila MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration is reminding all registered foreigners to file their annual report for 2018 at the nearest agency field office before March 1.

Native Americans: Benching Wahoo step in right direction
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2018-01-31
Manfred met with the National Congress of American Indians last April ... Most of the efforts for change in the United States are at the high school level. But the biggest push nationally is against the NFL's Washington Redskins, a name team owner Dan ...

Tax on birth, death certificates, other documents higher starting February 2
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-30
"The increase of the new rate effective Feb. 2 is based on the implementation rules and regulations of BIR (Bureau of Internal Revenue) Revenue Regulations No.4-2-18 for documentary tax rate adjustment due to the TRAIN Law," Balase said. Last ...

Trump calls for optimism in spite of warnings of danger
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-30
He cast the debate over immigration - an issue that has long animated his most ardent supporters - as a battle between heroes and villains, leaning heavily on the personal stories of White House guests in the crowd. He praised a law enforcement agent ...

Lumad activist slain in Cotabato province, Misamis Oriental peasant leader survives slay try
interaksyon.com - 2018-01-30
On May 1, while on his way to join the Labor Day rally in Cagayan de Oro City, and again on April 22, on his way home from an Earth Day rally, he was trailed by motorcycle-riders. Meanwhile, in Surigao del Sur, the Manobo organization Malahutayong ...

Palace to Rappler on seeking CA relief: 'Good luck'
Philstar - 2018-01-30
MANILA, Philippines -- MalacaƱang yesterday wished online news ... In a 70-page petition for review, Rappler Inc. and Rappler Holdings Corp. (RHC) asked the appellate court to void the decision issued by the SEC last Jan. 11. The petitioners, through ...

300,000 jobs in China available for Filipino workers -- DOLE
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 28) -- New job opportunities are available for Filipinos abroad - this time in China. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III told CNN Philippines Sunday, there are 300,000 jobs ...

IP Group Of The Year: Goodwin Procter
Law360 - 2018-01-29
Law360, New York (January 29, 2018, 3:50 PM EST) -- In two of the biggest intellectual property cases of 2017, Goodwin Procter LLP first convinced the U.S. Supreme Court that Varsity Brands could copyright its cheerleading uniforms, then helped Otto ...

Government and private sector set info drive on CTRP Package 2
Business Mirror - 2018-01-29
The second package is aimed at lowering corporate income-tax rate to 25 percent, from 30 percent, and rationalizing fiscal incentives. PCCI President Maria Alegria Sibal-Limjoco said the road show intends to gather the position and sentiments of ...

BSP sees steady remittance growth
Philstar - 2018-01-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Remittances are expected to continue growing despite the setbacks arising from the ban on deployment to Kuwait as well as the imposition of higher fees on remittances, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said yesterday. BSP Deputy ...

SC justice Reyes admits Sereno made him cancel courtesy call with Duterte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-29
He also accused Sereno of preventing the Justices of the Court of Appeals (CA) to do a courtesy call on Duterte. At the resumption of the probable cause hearings of the House of Representatives justice committee on the impeachment case against Sereno ...

Philippine Ambassador to the Vatican nominee Grace "Nanay Amba" Relucio-Princesa seeks prayer for CA nod
Update.PK - 2018-01-29
God allowed me for masteral immigration parang ako pa lang ata yung ambassador na tinest ni Lord na may masterado sa media and then climate change po dahil tayo ay impacted ng disaster and coincidentally po ako taga Ligao, Albay I grew up with typhoons and ...

Ireland - A Leading Location for Holding and Managing Intellectual Property
Lexology - 2018-01-29
Ireland is a leading location for the development, exploitation and management of intellectual property ("IP"). According to IDA Ireland, the number of global companies centralising their IP management in Ireland has made Ireland one of the largest ...

ECOP bucks passage of Security of Tenure Bill
Philstar - 2018-01-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Employers have expressed grave concern over House Bill 6908 or the Security of Tenure Bill on becoming a law, warning of its detrimental impact to the economy and job creation. Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP ...

What's contingency plan if PH stops deploying OFWs to Kuwait? - Villanueva
Rappler - 2018-01-27
MANILA, Philippines - Following the government's decision to suspend the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait, Senator Joel Villanueva on Saturday, January 27, called on the labor department to prepare a contingency plan for the ...

SEC stops cryptocurrency offering
Inquirer - 2018-01-27
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has declared as "illegal" an initial coin offering (ICO) or sale of tokens being undertaken by Krops, an online marketplace for farm products led by controversial young businessman Joseph Calata. Citing an ...

Villanueva wants solid plan for OFWs in Kuwait if deployment ban happens
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-27
Senator Joel Villanueva has urged the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to put in place a contingency plan for overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who may be affected by an impending deployment ban of Filipino workers to Kuwait. Villanueva ...

Duterte appoints De Vera CHED OIC; Paras is DOLE Usec
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-26
The President also named Arnell Ignacio, one of his most ardent supporters during the presidential campaign, to a post at the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa). Ignacio was appointed deputy executive director V on Jan. 23. Prior to getting ...

RPT case propaganda stunt
Visayan Daily Star - 2018-01-26
asking the court to set aside the new RPT ordinance and declare it unconstitutional for being violative of the equal protection clause and R.A. 7160 or the Local Government Code. Puentevella, in earlier reports, said that he is not against taxation but C.O ...

The law on concealment of material facts in intellectual property cases
Lexology - 2018-01-26
Just like any other area of law, the law of concealment of material facts has a huge impact on interim decisions and final outcome of any case. In this post, we shall examine some of the important facets of law on concealment as revealed in several ...

Joblessness at 13-year low, but more people go hungry
Inquirer - 2018-01-25
This excludes those not looking for a job, such as housewives, students and retired or disabled persons. The government uses unemployment in the Labor Force Survey to refer to persons 15 years and over and who are not working, looking for work and ...

with Ninfa Leonardia
Visayan Daily Star - 2018-01-25
At last! The Supreme Court has allowed the release of 700,000 license plates for vehicles. For almost two years now, we have not seen any new plates on vehicles, both public and private ones roaming around the province. My own vehicle marked its first ...

On the cusp of illiberal success
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-01-24
By next year, Congress and local government officials are up for election, with the Senate race being a bellwether of two things: traditionally, it serves as a referendum on the sitting administration, and a kind of primary race for the 2022 presidential ...

Deployment of house helps to Beijing still under study
Business Mirror - 2018-01-24
Not so fast. Even with Beijing opening its doors to more foreign household service workers (HSW), the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said it may take some time before Filipino HSWs could be deployed to the Chinese metropolis.

A month after fatal NCCC mall fire| Still no investigation results, no accountability
Bulatlat - 2018-01-24
Survey Sampling International (SSI), Bureau of Fire and Protection, Local Government, Philippine Economic Zone Authority, and Department ... and Health Standards for the "workplace infernos" in NCCC Davao, Ayala Mall-Cebu and House Technology ...

Fast craft fare up
Visayan Daily Star - 2018-01-24
The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN ... Carbon said they imposed a P10 fare hike for their economy or low budget seats, and P30 for both tourist and business class passenger seats. This increase is due to the hike in prices of fuel ...

The Firms Filing The Most Copyright Suits
Law360 - 2018-01-24
According to data compiled by Lex Machina, the Philadelphia-based firm filed a whopping 141 new copyright infringement cases from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, all but two of which were on behalf of an adult film studio called Strike 3 Holdings LLC over illegal ...

The Five Ws of Intellectual Property Assets in Healthcare Business Transactions
Lexology - 2018-01-24
Intellectual Property ("IP") assets are important in several types of business transactions, including healthcare business transactions. This article provides an overview of how one can best protect, transfer, and preserve IP rights pursuant to such a ...

Employers buck bills on additional paid leaves
Philstar - 2018-01-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Employers have expressed opposition to 10 Senate bills proposing new employee leaves and increase of existing ones that will be tackled by the labor, employment and human resources development committee chaired by Sen. Joel ...

Court orders government to answer petitions against TRAIN law implementation
Business Mirror - 2018-01-23
"The increase and/or imposition of excise taxes on coal, liquefied petroleum gas [LPG], diesel and kerosene are clearly violative of the basic principles and inherent limitations on Philippine taxation," the petitioners said. The group further argued ...

Tax reform program's 'Package 2 plus' to be submitted to Congress by end-January
Philstar - 2018-01-23
How Duterte's new tax law or TRAIN can affect you The DOF earlier said that the other tax reform packages -- which the government hopes to submit to Congress ahead of the 2019 senatorial and local mid-term elections -- will involve property taxation ...

Court of Appeals asked to stop coal plant construction in Subic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-23
An anti-coal group on Tuesday asked the Court of Appeals to stop the construction activities of a coal plant which will cause aviation hazard and negative effect to the environment. In its 38-page petition, the group Subic Bay Freeport Chamber for Health ...

Intellectual Property for the Construction Industry
JD Supra - 2018-01-22
Whether you realize it or not, contractors, subcontractors, owners and material suppliers face a myriad of issues related to intellectual property during a complex construction project, including patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets.

Why is rural underemployment so high?
Inquirer - 2018-01-22
In early 2017, some 6.4 million Filipinos were underemployed, or 16.3 percent of the labor force. Rural regions had high underemployment rates (over 20 percent) such as Bicol, Eastern Visayas, and Soccsksargen, but lower in urbanized regions, i.e.: NCR ...

POEA warns vs. use of fake documents
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-01-22
MANILA, Jan. 22 - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) renewed its warning against the use of falsified documents to support applications for overseas jobs by Filipino workers. In an advisory, POEA reiterated its concern over reports ...

Over 6-M compensation earners to enjoy zero tax starting January
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-01-22
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) issued on Dec. 28, 2017 an updated withholding tax table reflecting the new PIT provisions under TRAIN. BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay directed all internal revenue officers to ensure that come Jan. 1, "everyone making ...

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