Justices Refuse Slew Of Copyright Cases
Law 360 - 2017-10-02
sued a hair and beauty website called HairTalk for direct copyright infringement for posting three images of celebrities to the site without permission. In March, the Fifth Circuit rejected those claims, formally adopting the stance that web companies like ...

Will Singapore be the next Intellectual Property Hub?
Forbes - 2017-10-02
Singapore had much to celebrate. The island nation launched its 2017 Intellectual Property Week by signing a Memoranda of Understanding with Deloitte to assist 100 promising enterprises turn their ideas in to assets. The investment speaks to The Lion City ...

The Latest: Coast Guard: Ship captain 'misjudged' hurricane
Chron - 2017-10-01
5, 2015, as he stops to answer questions on his way to the Seafarer's International Union hall, in Jacksonville, Fla., to show support for the family and crew of the El Faro. The Coast Guard said Monday that the El Faro, a U.S. cargo ship carrying 33 ...

LGU-Imus upholds rights and security of Cavite OFWs
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-10-01
The event was made possible with the cooperation of the Public Employment Service Office (PESO), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Department of Labor and Employment IV-A(DOLE IV-A), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA ...

DENR mulls arming forest rangers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-30
"Apart from this, the Wescom will train our forest rangers and foresters on basic security measures, including the use of firearms for self-defense," Bernardino ... "Unfortunately, the [Philippine National Police] as well as the AFP have for the ...

Copyright Troll Carl Crowell Ups The Ante: Now Demands Accused Pirates Hand Over Their Hard Drives
Tech Dirt - 2017-09-29
So Sheldon, a 55-year-old Portlander, was surprised in early April when he was sued for copyright infringement for allegedly using BitTorrent software to illegally download a movie called Mechanic: Resurrection--a Jason Statham flick he says he'd never ...

Action Program on Protection of Intellectual Property Rights of Foreign-invested Enterprises
Lexology - 2017-09-29
In order to implement Notice on a Number of Measures on the Promotion of Foreign Investment Growth issued by the State Council, construct a market environment with fair competition and an excellent investment environment, further promote foreign investment ...

"Uptown Funk" Facing Copyright Allegation by 80s Funk Band
JD Supra - 2017-09-29
Later that year, in October 2016, Minneapolis band, Collage, filed a lawsuit accusing Ronson, and singer-songwriter Bruno Mars of copyright infringement, claiming the song was "an obvious, strikingly and/or substantially similar copy" of their 1983 ...

Recordal of Intellectual Property Rights in Kenya
Lexology - 2017-09-29
The principal legislation governing counterfeit goods in Kenya is the Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008. Kenya is one of the few jurisdictions in Africa to have legislation dedicated to anti-counterfeiting. Section 34 of the Act read with the Regulations of ...

Reforming Myanmar's Intellectual Property Laws
Lexology - 2017-09-29
Myanmar's new IP laws are under deliberation by the legislative committee of Myanmar's parliament and are expected to be promulgated by the end of 2017. Presently, IP protection in Myanmar is inadequate for foreign investors. The Myanmar government is ...

Remark Holdings Announces Multimillion-Dollar Artificial Intelligence Contract to Help Companies Fight Intellectual-Property Piracy in China
Yahoo Finance - 2017-09-28
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Remark Holdings, Inc. (MARK), a global digital media technology company, announced that Sefon, a Big Data services company headquartered in Chengdu, China, awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to Remark Holdings ...

Unpublished EU study casts doubt on displacement of sales by online infringement, but the reality is nuanced
Lexology - 2017-09-28
The research measures the relationship between online piracy and sales of copyrighted materials by estimating the rate at which copyright infringement displaces legitimate purchases. It also gauges what proportion of people who consume pirated materials ...

IP Cases To Watch At The Supreme Court
Law 360 - 2017-09-27
Law360, New York (September 27, 2017, 4:22 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme will soon hear two patent cases, including a potential game-changer that could abolish America Invents Act reviews, and might take up several other intellectual property cases this term ...

Intellectual Property Law Firm Brinks Gilson & Lione Announces Incoming ClassImpact of Proactive Diversity Initiatives
marketsinsider.com - 2017-09-27
CHICAGO, Sept. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, announced its incoming class of recent law school graduates: Erik M. Bokar, Sarah M. Goodman, Judy K. He, Dan Liu ...

Nearly 10 million employed Pinoys unskilled, only laborers-data
BusinessMirror. - 2017-09-27
Meanwhile, the PSA said seven in 10 persons who were not in the labor force were women. This means that around 69.5 percent or 18.97 million of persons who were not in the labor force were females. In January the PSA said there were a total of 27.3 million ...

Intellectual Property Lawyer Slams New York Times for Stealing Tabard Logo
The Daily Pennsylvanian - 2017-09-27
In a decisive victory on Tuesday night, Tabard's intellectual property lawyer, Robert Pear, successfully forced The New York Times to pay $1 billion in fees as a reparations for stealing the Tabard logo. The similarity between the logos of The New York ...

Miguel Malvar: the general who fought US imperialism
Bulatlat - 2017-09-27
The main researchers for the book were retired professors of the University of the Philippines Manila Dr. Edberto Villegas and Doroteo Abaya. Villegas is a direct descendant, a grandson of Malvar. "Like Malvar, we should not be beguiled by sugarcoated ...

Two Democrats announce campaigns to unseat Assemblywoman Baker
Pleasanton Weekly - 2017-09-26
Bauer-Kahan's specialties as an attorney have ranged from ensuring major corporations comply with environmental regulations, working with tech companies on intellectual property cases and expanding her office's pro bono program to include civil rights ...

U.S. Floats Nafta Proposal That Could Erode Copyright-Liability Protection
Fox Business - 2017-09-26
... known as "notice and take down," outlining a process for copyright holders to notify internet companies about copyright infringement and ask the internet firms to take the content down. But for the Nafta revision the Motion Picture Association of ...

Protection of women employees
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-09-26
The GGG Index ranks 144 countries on the gap between women and men based on indicators such as economic leadership, work force participation, education, political leadership, and health-related factors. This may be attributed to the principle embodied in t ...

Tax reform is never easy
BusinessMirror. - 2017-09-26
IN his new book, A Fine Mess, author T.R. Reid discusses how the United States can and should reform its complex tax system, by comparing it with other taxation systems from all over the world. Mostly, he writes about stories and lessons that the US could ...

SPC Released Big Data Report on IP Infringement
Lexology - 2017-09-26
The Report pointed out that about 12,000 cases of IP infringement were concluded over the past two years, with a year-on-year increase of 41% in 2016. The Report showed that copyright infringement cases accounted for 50.2% of all the IP cases nationwide ...

The fruits of his labor
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-09-26
Inc., with the participation of co-presenters Department of Trade and Industry, the Philippine Business for Social Progress, and the Philippine Stock Exchange. In the next few weeks, BusinessWorld will feature each finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year ...

Focus on Medicinal Marijuana: Obtaining intellectual property rights for new medicinal cannabis varieties
Lexology - 2017-09-26
In jurisdictions where recreational cannabis use is legal, traditional selective breeding techniques have been used to develop thousands of new cannabis varieties or strains. With the recent enactment of legislation that permits the cultivation of ...

Google isn't violating copyright, says court, even if its thumbnails are of pirated photos
ZDNet - 2017-09-26
Germany's federal court says Google can't be expected to check whether images scraped by its systems are legally posted. Google's image-search engine does not violate copyright by showing people thumbnails of copyright-infringing pictures, Germany's ...

Beyonce Denies Infringement Allegations in 'Formation' Lawsuit
Rolling Stone - 2017-09-25
Estate of late New Orleans rapper Messy Mya sued pop star for $20 million over audio samples featured in video for 'Lemonade' single Beyoncé denied copyright infringement allegations in a new response to a lawsuit filed by the estate of late New Orleans ...

Tax reforms, infrastructure, economic diplomacy for 7% RP economic growth
Philstar - 2017-09-24
Educated in Ateneo de Manila University, University of Michigan and London School ... Also present at the discussion was National Security Council Deputy Director-General Admiral Damian Carlos, who said President Duterte hopes to end all insurgencies ...

Google Pays $1.1B To Acquire HTC's Pixel Team, Intellectual Property Rights
NewsFactor Business Report - 2017-09-24
Under a $1.1 billion collaboration agreement announced today, HTC employees who helped develop Google's Pixel smartphone will soon become official Googlers. In return, the struggling, Taiwan-based consumer electronics firm receives a financial shot in the ...

Kendall and Kylie Jenner slam Tupac copyright lawsuit
Hollywood.com - 2017-09-24
Despite pulling the items from their Kendall + Kylie clothing line and apologising, photographer Michael Miller filed suit for copyright infringement, claiming Kendall, 21, and Kylie, 20, used his images of late rapper Tupac without his permission.

Improving the investment climate
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-09-23
Even then, fostering a good business environment goes beyond liberalizing the economy on paper. A more attractive economy will be the result of several factors, including a stable macroeconomic environment, adequate infrastructure, lessened red tape ...

Tax reform package on track for implementation in January
Inquirer - 2017-09-23
The Department of Finance sees on-schedule implementation by January next year of the first package of the comprehensive tax reform program that will slash personal income tax rates and raise imposts on consumption after the Senate version was filed last ...

Chance the Rapper sued for copyright infringement; hear the songs
Chicago Tribune - 2017-09-23
Abdul Wali Muhammad (formerly known as Eric P. Saunders) says Chance the Rapper's song "Windows" from his 2012 debut mixtape "10 Days" samples Muhammad's song, "Bridge Through Time," without permission.

Banksy strikes again: Basquiat, graffiti, and the issue of copyright law
THE CONVERSATION - 2017-09-22
But could Banksy find himself embroiled in a legal fight for an alleged copyright infringement? We have seen how his own murals have incorporated an entire Basquiat work and the stylised crowns used and popularised by the American artist. The first issue ...

Protecting Intellectual Property and Product Integrity
Industry Week - 2017-09-22
Mandates such as anti-counterfeiting laws are driving pharma operations toward an information-enabled state. There are clear benefits to this. Digitized processes and connected systems give you the foundation for full traceability to meet pharma ...

Senate version sets higher excise taxes on cars
Inquirer - 2017-09-22
The latest Senate version of the first comprehensive tax reform package is proposing that the excise tax on cars would have a higher rate next year from what was passed in the Lower House last May, a move which raises prices beyond the comforts of the ...

For protesters at Mendiola, Duterte, Marcos no different
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-22
Walang pinagkaiba ang administrasyong Duterte sa rehimeng Marcos pareho silang pasista," Edwin Bustillos, secretary general of Alliance of Progressive Labor, said in his speech. (The rhetoric of promise that once the war on drugs is complete, everything ...

Google Pays $1.1B To Acquire HTC's Pixel Team, Intellectual Property Rights
Top Tech News - 2017-09-21
Under a $1.1 billion collaboration agreement announced today, HTC employees who helped develop Google's Pixel smartphone will soon become official Googlers. In return, the struggling, Taiwan-based consumer electronics firm receives a financial shot in the ...

Senate committee OKs tax reform bill
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-21
Higher VAT exemption Also, the Senate version will provide relief to small business owners through a higher exemption on the value-added tax slapped on their sales. SB 1592 raised the VAT-exempt threshold on the sale or lease of goods and services to P3 ...

Break Me Off a Piece of That Infringement Lawsuit
JD Supra - 2017-09-21
The suit--which alleges trademark and copyright infringement as well as dilution, unfair competition and false designation of origin--seeks punitive damages and injunctive relief, as well as trebled monetary damages for willful and intentional violations ...

Amazon is lifeline for retail workers, if they live in right city
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-09-21
Many of these new warehouse jobs are at Amazon fulfillment centers, buildings of about a million square feet where products are retrieved, packed into boxes and shipped to homes around the ... and manufacturing and 19 th Century jobs.

Snyder County firm drops copyright infringement claims
Daily Item - 2017-09-21
WILLIAMSPORT -- A Snyder County company that creates, markets and sells camouflage designs and patterns used to decorate a variety of goods including apparel, firearms and cutlery has voluntarily dismissed its copyright infringement claims against two ...

Carrie Underwood has never heard song at the centre of copyright battle
Hollywood.com - 2017-09-21
The country singer has been named among the defendants in a new copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Ron McNeill and Georgia Lyons, who allege her Something in the Water hit was written by them. They claim they presented their version of the song ...

Valley firm drops copyright claims against Ohio companies
Daily Item - 2017-09-20
WILLIAMSPORT -- A Snyder County company that creates, markets and sells camouflage designs and patterns used to decorate a variety of goods including apparel, firearms and cutlery has voluntarily dismissed its copyright infringement claims against two ...

Tax reform version in Senate up for approval
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-09-20
"This will provide relief to many small business owners." Mr. Angara further noted that the bill "retained important exemptions related to food production, health care, and socialized housing," as well as exemptions for the BPO industry ...

Opportunities await job seekers, entrepreneurs at DZBB Trabaho Negosyo Fair
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-09-20
and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration will offer services for pre-employment requirements while the Bureau of Internal Revenue and Mandaluyong Business Permits and Licensing Office will have help desks for business inquiries. "Bahagi ito ng ...

Intellectual Property: The Most Valuable Asset of a Technology Startup
Inside Counsel - 2017-09-20
Today, Intellectual property can be the most valuable asset of a technology startup company. So, protecting IP is essential to obtaining venture capital funding warding off unfair competing. Tim Harris, Partner at Bird & Bird, shared with Inside Counsel ...

Taylor Swift faces copyright suit over song "Shake it Off"
RJRNEWS - 2017-09-20
Representatives for Taylor Swift on Tuesday rejected a copyright infringement lawsuit filed on Monday by two songwriters over Swift's hit song Shake It Off. The claims were laughed at and labelled ridiculous. Songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler said in ...

Protecting your intellectual property abroad
www.bl.uk - 2017-09-20
Foreign trade has been a cornerstone of the British economy and roughly 1 in 5 small UK businesses export. Exporters achieve 59% faster productivity growth than non-exporters. Along with great possibilities exporting can also bring a number of problems and ...

Canadian songwriters file lawsuit against Carrie Underwood for copyright infringement
WSPA - 2017-09-19
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Two Canadian songwriters have filed a lawsuit alleging copyright infringement against country superstar Carrie Underwood and others. The lawsuit alleges Ronald McNeill and Georgia Lyons-Savage composed the chorus, melody and ...

Call center or smoke center?
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-09-19
It is located near the Ilocos Norte National High School, Ilocos Norte College of Arts and Trades, Rizal Park, Marcos Stadium and the College of Teacher Education of the Mariano Marcos State University. An employee of the provincial education office ...

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