Copyright owner sues night club operator
THE SOUTHEAST TEXAS RECORD - 2017-06-28
HOUSTON -- A copyright owner is suing a Houston nightclub operator, alleging copyright infringement. Raymond Chapa Jr., also known as Lefty Ray Chapa, filed a complaint June 26 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Dorado ...

5,176 Filipinos repatriated from Saudi
The Daily Tribune - 2017-06-28
The teams also coordinated with Saudi immigration officials and the airlines to ensure a smooth and efficient repatriation process. Under one country team approach, the RRTs worked seamlessly with Embassy, Consulate and POLO officials and personnel.

UST still venue for 2017 Bar exams - SC
The Daily Tribune - 2017-06-28
The Bar examinations will be held on all four Sundays of November. The examinations cover eight subjects, namely, political law, civil law, taxation, labor law, criminal law, remedial law, mercantile law and legal and judicial ethics. In 2014, the Cebu ...

General Assembly of the UN (Resolution 6...
The Daily Tribune - 2017-06-28
When a country is quite poor in its capital resources, basically divested of labor opportunities, sadly wanting in industrial ventures, burdened by basically rich and powerful political figures, wallowing in poverty plus a much used and abused justice ...

Hong Kong and Mainland sign Co-operation Arrangement in the Area of Intellectual Property
7th Space - 2017-06-28
Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (CEDB) and the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) signed the Co-operation Arrangement in the Area of Intellectual Property today (June 28), with a view to fostering exchanges and co ...

Designers Take Copyright Infringement Into Their Own Hands
Business Of Fashion - 2017-06-28
NEW YORK, United States -- A US district judge in Manhattan made headlines on Friday when she ruled that Ivanka Trump, current first daughter and founder of a namesake fashion line, must make time to testify in a deposition about claims that her brand ...

Tourism turnoff
Philstar - 2017-06-27
SKETCHES By Ana Marie Pamintuan (The Philippine Star) | Updated June 28, 2017 - 12:00am Leaving Manila for Vienna via Istanbul last week, I cleared immigration at the NAIA Terminal 1 quickly enough. But our plane sat on the runway for about an hour ...

Copyright Office Admits That DMCA Is More About Giving Hollywood 'Control' Than Stopping Infringement
Tech Dirt - 2017-06-27
not all courts. The Copyright Office report actually has a nice rundown of some of the key caselaw history, so we'll let the report do it for us. The key issue, as the report notes, is whether or not 1201 requires a "nexus" to infringement. Specifically ...

The Duterte dilemma of taxing fairly for development
BusinessMirror. - 2017-06-27
It may therefore be considered as a form of sleight-of-hand taxation system. Moreover, he says that although the bigger tax exemptions for low wage-earners is welcome, it comes with a caveat, as it really does not hold true for many of the unemployed ...

IP Cases Led The Pack In High Court Amicus Briefs
Law 360 - 2017-06-27
Law360, New York (June 26, 2017, 8:38 PM EDT) -- Intellectual property cases took four of the top 10 spots on Law360's ranking of the U.S. Supreme Court cases that attracted the most amicus briefs this term, as disputes involving issues like patent ...

Intellectual property: Why India has a long way to go in reforming IPR policy
Financial Express - 2017-06-27
An intellectual property (IP)-intensive skilled worker earns 40% premium than her peers who either serve products or services from IPR-sensitive industries in the developed economies of the US and EU.

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World Bank unit starts Malampaya arbitration
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-06-26
Spex registered the arbitration case at ICSID under the subject dispute heading of "hydrocarbon concession, taxation." The oil and gas firm is represented by King & Spalding (USA) and Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc and De Los Angeles while the ...

A country of traders and consumers
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-06-26
Other business conglomerates like the Ayala Group, San Miguel Corp., Phinma Group, and PhilFirst Group have expanded their investment forays by buying up provincial colleges and universities, water districts, and hospitals, in addition to power plants.

Commentary: A new system governing OFWs in Qatar
Philstar - 2017-06-26
The kafala system in the Gulf states commenced in the 1950s when these countries began to import labor to accelerate development due to the discovery of oil. It was one way to ensure that hired foreign workers were only given temporary residency in the ...

DOLE trains first batch of deputy labor inspectors
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-06-26
The Department of Labor and Employment is training 55 people who will form the first batch of deputized labor inspectors who will help ensure the compliance of firms with labor laws. Labor undersecretary Joel Maglungsod said the pilot training will end on ...

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Duterte: One year of bold initiatives, shock and awe
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-06-26
He tells a group of Chinese and Filipino businessmen that relations ... Jan. 10 Mr. Duterte approves an across-the-board increase in the monthly pension of Social Security System retirees in what MalacaƱang describes as a realization of his "social ...

The great intellectual property trade-off
BBC - 2017-06-25
In January 1842, Charles Dickens arrived on American shores for the first time. He was greeted like a rock star in Boston, Massachusetts, but the great novelist was a man with a cause: he wanted to put an end to cheap, sloppy pirated copies of his work in ...

Recruiters say TV station spread fake news on jobs in England
BusinessMirror. - 2017-06-25
The television network added report of the offer came from an official of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Lito Soriano, president of the Philippine Association of Service Exporters Inc. expressed doubt about the claim, and said ...

Intellectual property attorneys launch startup competition
NHBR - 2017-06-25
Aspiring inventors could win up to $10,000 in legal services in a patent competition for startups and early-stage companies sponsored by intellectual property attorneys at law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. "The patent competition makes it fun and the ...

LOOK: Duterte is most traveled PH president in first year of office
Global Nation - 2017-06-25
President Joseph Estrada and President Benigno Aquino III had 8 each; and President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo had 11. President Duterte made his debut on the international stage during his September trip to Laos, where he attended the 28th-29th Association ...

Kevin Powell Sues 'All Eyez on Me' Producers and Writers for Copyright Infringement
BET - 2017-06-24
According to TMZ, Powell claims the writers and producers took his interviews with the hip hop legend without going through the proper channels to obtain them, and used them to write the movie's script. The detailed suit highlights the ways the film copied ...

Writer sues Tupac filmmakers, alleges copyright infringement
ABC News - 2017-06-24
A magazine writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the new Tupac Shakur biopic, saying that portions of the film are based on his articles about the late rapper. Kevin Powell says in the federal lawsuit filed Friday that ...

DOLE to OFWs: Verify legitimacy of recruiter
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-06-24
First log onto the website of Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Then check all the status of licensed recruitment agencies listed at http://www.poea.gov.ph/cgi-bin/agList.asp?mode=all. Job seekers can fill-in the name of the agency and ...

DOLE to OFWs: Verify legitimacy of recruiter
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-06-24
First log onto the website of Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Then check all the status of licensed recruitment agencies listed at http://www.poea.gov.ph/cgi-bin/agList.asp?mode=all. Job seekers can fill-in the name of the agency and ...

Relations with Malaysia, Indonesia seen to boost efforts vs terrorism
Mindanews - 2017-06-23
He said there is a need to impose tighter immigration policies as he acknowledged the possibility that the foreign terrorists could have entered not only through the backdoor but also through seaports and airports. "We have to tighten and enhance our ...

Angara wants proposed sweet drinks tax compliant with WTO rules
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-06-23
"The WTO may find such two-tiered taxation discriminatory as the trade body generally bars its members from taxing imported product at higher rates to favor domestic product," Angara, chairman of the Senate ways and means committee, said in a statement.

Jiading holds intellectual property-focused conference
China Daily - 2017-06-23
More than 300 intellectual property rights experts gathered in Juyuan New Area in Shanghai's Jiading district on June 16 to attend the 2017 Intellectual Property Commercialization Operation Conference. More than 300 intellectual property rights experts ...

ECC helps workers' claims over work related accidents, death
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-06-23
The Commission, which helps in the DOLE's implementation of the labor code, occupational safety and health advocacy and advance the promotion of workers benefits especially in work related incidents, brings the good news. Coming in for the first time out ...

Elsevier Wins $15 Million in Copyright Suit Against Piracy Sites
The Chronicle of Higher Education - 2017-06-22
and awarded the publisher $15 million in damages for copyright infringement. Judge Sweet had issued a preliminary injunction against the operators of the sites in 2015 after ruling that they violated copyright laws, but the sites stayed active and ...

Back To Basics: Conducting Intellectual Property Work In The Middle East
Mondaq - 2017-06-22
A is for Arabic, the official language of the region. Consider developing and protecting Arabic branding to help commercialise your product / services. It is recommended to protect the Arabic branding as well as the non-Arabic branding. B is for Border ...

BIR files P191-M tax evasion charges vs construction company
The Daily Tribune - 2017-06-22
said they had filed criminal charges against GMC Construction and Development Corporation for violating the National Internal Revenue Code. "The subject construction company was sued for a total deficiency tax liability for taxable years 2008 and 2009 ...

Love from your activist daughter
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-06-22
I became a student leader in college and I always wished I could ask you how activism worked during your generation. In law school I burn the midnight ... I met a lumad father who sought refuge in Manila after trucks and armored personnel carriers rolled ...

Fil-Am orchestra honors awardees led by Sylvia La Torre
Inquirer Entertainment - 2017-06-22
My citation ended with, "When Faso announced that Sylvia would be one of our two Excellence in Music Awardees, a friend of mine commented that Sylvia should be declared a National Artist ... Kaitlyn Aquino, a high school student who plays the violin ...

BI tightens passenger screening to thwart entry of foreign jihadists
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-06-21
MANILA, June 22 (PIA)--Immigration Officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and other ports of entry nationwide were ordered today to be more strict and cautious in allowing the entry of foreign visitors in the country following reports ...

Black Friday protest | Manila students speak up for peace in Mindanao
Bulatlat - 2017-06-21
MANILA- Students from different universities and schools in ... Government air strikes and clearing operations against the Dawla Islamiyah in Marawi city has entered its fourth week, with casualties rising on both sides. Protesters called on the Duterte ...

Labor mobility in Asean: Free or unfree?
BusinessMirror. - 2017-06-21
Economic community-hood is the primary goal of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). The idea is to transform the economies of the 10 Asean countries into one Asean Economic Community (AEC). The expected outcomes: the AEC as a single market ...

Duterte administration banks on reforms in tax system to cut poverty in PHL
BusinessMirror. - 2017-06-21
Under the business-as-usual scenario, the Duterte administration believes this would not be possible. Tax collections have been below target owing to inefficiencies in the current system. To address these inefficiencies, the Department of Finance came up ...

Solon hits 'anti-poor' tax on salt proposal
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-06-21
But Zarate said if health was the primary concern, taxation should not be the solution. He said there were other ways of ensuring the health of Filipinos and more taxation was not among them. "For instance, government could ban chichiria and noodles in ...

MBHB Snippets: A review of developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 15, Issue 2
JD Supra - 2017-06-20
Preparing patent applications for examination at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requires proficient writing, detailed knowledge of the requirements of the Patent Act, and technical acumen. Once a patent application has been filed, a ...

NSE to partner PTI on intellectual property workshop
Vanguard - 2017-06-20
WARRI--THE Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, is to collaborate with the management of Petroleum Training Institute, PTI, in Effurun, Delta State to organise a workshop on intellectual property development as a vital tool for research and development.

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals' Decision Reins in Copyright Infringement Claims Relating to Home Designs
National Law Review - 2017-06-20
Design Basics, LLC ("Design Basics") initiated an action against Lexington Homes, Inc. ("Lexington"), alleging that Lexington wrongfully copied Design Basics' home plans and constructed approximately 50 homes using those plans. Design Basics was ...

Negros Oriental
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-06-20
The Bureau of Immigration has included in the bureau's blacklist an Australian national after he was found to be engaging in gainful activity in Dumaguete City without appropriate visa or authority. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente identified the Australian ...

Digestive Health Intellectual Property
Food Product Design - 2017-06-19
A healthy digestive system is critical to well-being. Innovators and brand owners have recognized consumers are looking for new products that improve digestive function. Therefore, they have developed formulations and protected trademarks that address this ...

Justices Decline To Hear 5 Intellectual Property Cases
Law 360 - 2017-06-19
Law360, New York (June 19, 2017, 5:01 PM EDT) -- As the U.S. Supreme Court nears the end of its term, it performed some legal housecleaning Monday by declining to hear five intellectual property cases involving copyrights, trade secrets and patents for ...

Copyright Infringement Defense: Know When to Consult an Expert
JD Supra - 2017-06-19
Even though software audits are commonplace in many businesses, recipients of audit notices make many mistakes when it comes to audit responses. Because software publishers can often assert claims for copyright infringement if the audit goes badly, it is ...

BI bars Chinese fugitive
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-06-19
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has blocked a Chinese woman from entering the Philippines after she turned out to be wanted in her home country for fraud. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said that a BI personnel stopped Fan Wenxin, 44, on June 10 ...

Producer Menace Says Future Hit Desiigner With Copyright Infringement for "Panda"
XXL Magazine - 2017-06-19
Update 2 (June 9, 11:03 p.m. EST): Mike Dean sent XXL the following statement: The kid lost the stems to the beat. It had some samples in the original from a film. I recreated some of the stems enough to patch up the beat and remove the samples.

Pulley joins local law firm
Rocky Mount Telegram - 2017-06-18
He attended college at UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC-Wilmington before earning his juris doctor degree at Campbell Law School. He also holds certificates in marine propulsion systems and marine electrical systems from Carteret Community College in Morehead City.

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