LuMee Bolsters Intellectual Property Position With Expansion Of Patent Portfolio
Yahoo Finance - 2017-11-02
PARK CITY, Utah, Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LuMee LLC, the maker of the original and patented illuminated LuMee® smart phone cases, announced today that it has expanded its patent portfolio through an agreement with Windy Place, Inc. The Windy Place ...

Over 100 Filipino victims of human trafficking in Abu Dhabi return to the Philippines
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-11-02
"Stated there is decent recruitment of the workers for UAE which means once the UAE Domestic Workers Law takes effect, like what Usec says, maybe in the first quarter of next year, all OFWs going to UAE will strictly undergo the process of the POEA ...

Coming Soon: A Small Claims Court for Copyright Infringement
Digital Music News - 2017-11-02
According to Jeffries and Marino, piracy and theft affect the majority of copyright owners. Yet, filing paperwork to file an infringement claim usually costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions. If passed, the US Government would create a ...

Duterte banks on China promise on Sandy Cay, Scarborough
Global Nation - 2017-11-02
Pag-asa Island (Thitu Island) is the biggest island controlled by the Philippines in the Spratlys. In August, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio warned that Chinese vessels, including a Coast Guard ship and two fishing boats, were ...

Suspension of SSS officials sought
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-02
ALU-TUCP spokesperson Alan Tanjusay said the labor group was also calling for a transparent and ... filed his complaint on Oct. 24 with the Social Security Commission, which gave the four officials until last Monday to reply. The alleged malfeasance ...

Telescope permit decision appealed to Hawaii Supreme Court
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-11-02
The opponents appealed directly to the state Supreme Court because of a law that allows certain contested-case hearing decisions to bypass the Intermediate Court of Appeals. Kealoha Pisciotta, one of the leaders fighting the telescope, says other ...

Roque wants House to expedite expulsion of fellow Kabayan lawmaker
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-02
The infighting within the Kabayan partylist prompted Salo to launch a disbarment case against Roque at the Supreme Court (SC) and Roque, in turn, filed ethics complaints against Salo for allegedly using government resources to malign him. READ: Party-list ...

National Football League roundup
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-11-02
(The Sports Xchange) - The NFL Players Association filed a motion on behalf of Ezekiel Elliott with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, seeking an emergency injunction to prevent the league from going forward with the Dallas Cowboys running ...

Intellectual Property Meets Real Property: Recent Copyright Infringement Cases
Lexology - 2017-11-02
Two recent copyright infringement disputes involved the rare intersection of intellectual property with real property. In the first, the Ontario Court of Appeal determined who owned copyright in land surveys deposited with the registry office (hint--it ...

4 Ways AI Startups Can Target the Music Industry
Inc. - 2017-11-01
Imagine the returns on investment if your startup could find a way to maximize these functions with a system that better enables hassle-free sharing of tracks across social media without copyright infringement. Even with all of these exciting new ...

Senate on track to pass tax-reform bill before Christmas recess-Sotto
BusinessMirror. - 2017-11-01
Senate Majority Leader Vicente C. Sotto III said on Wednesday that their original target date to approve the Palace-endorsed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill, projected to raise over P150 billion on its first year of implementation ...

DepEd assures teachers, personnel of net take home pay
Philstar - 2017-11-01
The same primacy shall be accorded to payments for the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth). The net pay may increase or decrease, depending on the GSIS and HDMF deductions, but DepEd assures teachers and ...

Rich nations need a cure for the baby bust
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-01
SHOULD RICH COUNTRIES try to get their citizens to have more children? Social conservatives generally say yes. Centrists often tentatively agree, worrying that the financial burden of paying for aging populations will be intolerable for a shrinking base of ...

Around 100 workers repatriated from UAE get livelihood packages, aid
Philstar - 2017-11-01
Cacdac added that a certificate will be handed to the workers that will be presented to the OWWA regional office. A non-cash "livelihood package" worth P10,000 will then be given to the repatriated OFW to jumpstart their life after returning home.

2 SSS officials resign; 2 put on floating status amid profiteering probe
Inquirer - 2017-11-01
An official of the Social Security System (SSS) resigned on Wednesday amid a complaint lodged against him and other key members of the investment unit of the state-administered pension fund for workers in the private sector. The equities investment ...

Roque: Police cannot have own definition of extrajudicial killings
Philstar - 2017-11-01
"There is an accepted definition by the international community and the Supreme Court," the lawyer said. He stressed that "the police will have to accept the fact that they don't make the definitions of extrajudicial killings." On October 7, the PNP said ...

Tense standoff at Australia refugee camp
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-11-01
Canberra agreed to close its Manus Island facility by the end of October after the PNG Supreme Court ruled that holding people there was unconstitutional. It was due to be handed over to local authorities on Tuesday, with some 600 men inside told to move ...

ESPN Must Face Copyright Trial Over Football Documentary
Hollywood Reporter - 2017-10-31
ESPN can't evade a trial for copyright infringement after a Mississippi federal judge on Monday denied the sports giant's motion for summary judgment. The dispute centers on two documentaries about the life of college football player Chucky Mullins ...

New Iloilo City mayor sworn in
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-31
ILOILO CITY -- Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, who has been on medical leave and out of the country for two months now, was removed from office on Monday after the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) served a dismissal order from the Office ...

DOLE releases new rules on labor law enforcement
Philstar - 2017-10-31
The DOLE said routine inspections and complaint inspections or occupational safety and health (OSH) standard investigations can now be conducted pursuant to the visitorial power of the labor secretary or authorized representatives, particularly the special ...

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) - Designate Your Agent.
JD Supra - 2017-10-31
The DMCA provides a safe harbor from copyright infringement liability for online service providers (including related or affiliated providers that are separate legal entities, each of which must have its own separate Agent designation) that host user ...

Remedy against human rights abuses
Philstar - 2017-10-31
Then they filed a petition in court which was later on amended to a petition for a writ of Amparo against the Secretary of National Defense (DND) and the Armed Forces (AFP) Chief, which the Supreme Court referred to the Court of Appeals (CA) for hearing.

Tax reform for a higher level of economic development
Philstar - 2017-10-31
CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) | Updated November 1, 2017 - 12:00am I take up a topic of great importance and immediacy and will postpone the articulation of the Filipino dream as I had ...

Intellectual Property High Court Soon to be Established in Ukraine
Lexology - 2017-10-31
On 29 September 2017 the President of Ukraine issued the Order establishing an Intellectual Property High Court (the "High Court on IP"), followed by the Order of the State Court Administration of Ukraine of 30 September 2017. Both documents are ...

OUR MARAWI: Why the people of Marawi City and Lanao need Congress to investigate the Marawi Siege
Mindanews - 2017-10-31
3 to 5 billion peso budget spent for military and bombing operations When news broke out on the death of a Law student of the University of Santo Tomas ... National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council" (NDRMCC) and the existing Provincial ...

Chemicals trader takes minority ownership in smaller developers
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-31
CHEMICALS trader SBS Philippines Corp., through its unit SBS Holdings and Enterprises Corp., said its diversification strategy on property development only involves small-ownership stake in firms investing in real estate. The company added the strategy to ...

Revisiting the fiduciary duties of the board of directors and management
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-31
This anachronistic CG attitude can also be found sprinkled in Philippine jurisprudence, a sampling of which can be seen in Western Institute of Technology v. Salas, which held: "There is no argument that directors or trustees, as the case may be ...

Hapilon stayed in Marawi apartment 3 months before fighting broke out
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-31
"I advised them to also clear their names with the military." Police said the apartment building is owned by a Bureau of Internal Revenue employee assigned in Cotabato City. A member of the Special Action Force (SAF), who refused to be ...

Revitalized Mighty boosted Sept tax take
Inquirer - 2017-10-31
"Sin" taxes collected from cigarettes increased by 14 percent to P11.1 billion in September, partly due to the jump in payments from homegrown Mighty Corp. The latest Department of Finance (DOF) data showed excise tax collections from the tobacco ...

NFL: US judge reinstates Ezekiel Elliott's suspension
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-31
They have the option of appealing Failla's decision to the US Court of Appeals and seeking a stay that could allow Elliott to continue playing during the appeal process. The 22-year-old Elliott attended the court proceedings on Monday. Elliott was ...

No elections in 2019?
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-31
Lacson said he is not in favor of a shift towards federalism, and the national government could instead just increase the Internal Revenue Allotment share of the provinces to boost development. But in gatherings of most elected officials, including those ...

Tribe rejects plan to build tram, hotel in Grand Canyon
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-31
Council delegates amended the legislation to change the operating license from non-revocable to revocable, to delete language to prevent other development within a 15-mile radius and along access roads, and to strike a non-taxation provision before voting ...

Why law school is like Hogwarts
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-10-30
Beyond VVM, a terrified classmate had to recite the Estrada decision on Edsa II to Dean Pacifico Agabin, who quipped: "When I argued that to the Supreme Court, they said I was wrong." In that blissful world, Jardeleza was merely my Philippine Law ...

The making of a modern monopoly
Felix Online - 2017-10-30
Due to archaic taxation laws and lobbying pressures on local governments, as well as a zero profit margin, they have started to eat away at local small businesses. In a report published by the nonprofit Institute for Local Self-Reliance, it was estimated ...

Marketing Guy: Google Image Search Is A Honeypot Set Up By Aggressive Copyright Litigants
Tech Dirt - 2017-10-30
And Dasilva has no excuse. He's been on the losing end of a copyright infringement lawsuit. Despite this, Dasilva continues to express his ignorance -- and proclaim his victimhood -- publicly on his YouTube channel. (h/t Techdirt reader Andy Gural ...

BIR sin tax collection up 12% to P17.7 B in September
Philstar - 2017-10-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) collected P17.7 billion in excise taxes in September, up 12 percent from P15.67 billion in the same month in 2016, the Department of Finance (DOF) reported yesterday. Finance Undersecretary ...

Breaking: MP3juices Faces Worldwide Shutdown for Massive Copyright Infringement
Digital Music News - 2017-10-30
If MP3juices and YTmp3 follow the same pattern as YouTube-mp3.org, expect these popular stream rippers to go down for good. Last month, the largest YouTube to MP3 stream ripper agreed to take the full blame for copyright infringement. The move came after a ...

In 2002, synthetic fibers designed for NASA were introduced, making shoulder pads lighter and more breathable. The Unive
natv.ig.com.br - 2017-10-30
Immigration Law OfficeStep by step, Nieto walked to the altar a feat some doctors told him may not be possible.But Olympians are known for their perseverance on their quest to victory, and Nieto had been working hard toward this very moment for months.

The business case for integrity: The Royal Cargo story
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-30
THE Phinma Group, which has a long experience in anti-corruption and pro-integrity, invited me to present the "Royal Cargo Story"--its business case pro-integrity--to its executives. I would like to share "our" story with the readers of ...

BOC, BIR ordered to step up drive against big-time smugglers
Inquirer - 2017-10-30
Specifically, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III ordered Customs Commissioner Isidro S. Lape├▒a and Internal Revenue Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay to "focus on rice, fuel, steel, cigarettes and food and agricultural products such as chicken ...

Alvarez to Sereno: Face impeachment hearing
Philstar - 2017-10-30
The 57-year-old Sereno, who was neither a prosecutor nor a judge or Court of Appeals justice, was a private lawyer when she was appointed SC justice by former president Benigno Aquino III in 2010. She was later appointed as chief magistrate, replacing her ...

Mabilog dismissal: TRO will be his last hope
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-29
He also failed to submit proof of income from business interests he declared in his SALN. The Ombudsman said there was "malicious intent to conceal the truth" on the part of Mabilog. The Ombudsman also ordered the filing of a petition to forfeit ...

Longer wait for internet relief
Inquirer - 2017-10-29
The two executives of Globe Telecom and PLDT Inc.--Ernest Cu and Eric Alberto, respectively--who attended a forum organized by De La Salle University last week that had Chinese billionaire Jack Ma as speaker-- deserve medals for forbearance. In an ...

Christmas bonanza for 10M taxpayers
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-10-29
Amid the controversy besieging the TRAIN (Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion), our 10 million taxpayers may receive an early Christmas bonanza from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) by way of refunds or tax credits for excessive income taxes paid ...

Kenya vote chief silent on rebel areas as uncertainty lingers
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-29
Thursday's presidential re-run was ordered by Kenya's Supreme Court after it overturned Kenyatta's August victory over "irregularities" in the transmission of votes. - 'No winners' - "None of the questions raised by the Supreme Court's nullification of the ...

Data-privacy law to boost PHL cybersecurity sector
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-29
Redoble, who is also president of nonprofit group Philippine Institute of Cyber Security Professionals ... private individuals includes government agencies like the Comelec, Social Security System and the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Averia explained.

Quezon government employees conduct 2-day study tour on biodiversity
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-29
The event, dubbed as "Knowledge networking, and learning exchange on renewable energy, biodiversity and wildlife management," was spearheaded by Tanggol Kalikasan (TK), a public-interest environmental law organization, backstopped by the United Nations ...

Taxmen hone focus on select goods amid anti-smuggling drive
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-29
The press release said Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III ordered Customs Commissioner Isidro S. Lape├▒a and Internal Revenue Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay to "focus on rice, fuel, steel, cigarettes and other food and agricultural product such as ...

Two steps forward, one step back
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-29
In December last year, I wrote a column "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back," describing the uneven progress six months into the Duterte administration. While I noted some progressive changes or positive initiatives, President Duterte had a tendency for ...

Tax Court denies Petron excise tax refund claim
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-29
Petron Corp., on June 5, 2015, filed an administrative claim for refund of excise tax with the Bureau of Internal Revenue. "Petitioner asserts in both its administrative and judicial claim for refund that its alkylate importations are not subject to ...

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