High Court issues reminder that infringement of unregistered design right is not to be equated with copyright infringement
Lexology - 2017-10-16
On 25 August 2017 in Neptune (Europe) Ltd v. Devol Kitchens Ltd [2017] EWHC 2172, Mr Justice Henry Carr sitting in the High Court dismissed the claim that the Defendant's modular kitchen range known as Shaker infringed the UK unregistered design right ...

Stephen Moore: NAFTA 2.0 Must Strengthen Intellectual Property Rights
Investors Business Daily - 2017-10-16
America's trade negotiators are now in the process ?of crafting a 2.0 update of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. Fortunately, it now appears that Donald Trump's intention on NAFTA is to mend it, not end it. The trade deal has ...

You Will Care About Intellectual Property Sooner Or Later
Forbes - 2017-10-16
I have been in high-tech for nearly 30 years, and while my father and older brother were knee-deep in intellectual property (IP) as IP attorneys, I always played on the IP outskirts in product, marketing, and strategy roles. Early in my career, I thought ...

Job fairs set in three LGUs
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-16
This CHMSC mid-year Job Fair will be participated in by 12 international, 20 local and 4 Business Process Outsourcing companies from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, in partnership with PESO-Talisay. Bago City wil also conduct a job fair on November 2 in ...

Job fairs set in three LGUs
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-16
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration-Bacolod City has announced that job fairs will be held in the three local government units of Negros Occidental this month and early November. The Cities of Bacolod, Bago and Talisay will hold separate job ...

Blizzard Sues Chinese Overwatch Clone for Damages in Copyright Infringement
SegmentNext - 2017-10-16
There are games that are heavily inspired by others and then there is Heroes of Warfare, a product that copies everything in Overwatch to the dot. The clone is from the dubiously named 4399EN GAME developer in China and is currently available in the region ...

Cloud Computing to Grow in ASEAN: PH cloud to grow with security and data privacy
Microsoft - 2017-10-16
Cloud computing also democratizes access to technology, as users pay only for what they use ... Tuminez, Regional Director for Corporate, External and Legal Affairs for Microsoft (Southeast Asia). In rural areas, too, the cloud can be transformative.

Epic Games Has Filed Copyright Lawsuits Against Fortnite Cheaters
Bleeding Cool News - 2017-10-15
Both defendants are facing up to $150,000 in damages for copyright infringement. In a statement given to IGN, an Epic spokesperson said: "When cheaters use aimbots or other cheat technology, they ruin games for people who are playing fairly. We take ...

John Roska: Registering a copyright
The News-Gazette - 2017-10-15
That's a huge help in proving that it's really your copyright, which you'll have to do if you ever want to stop copyright infringement. Having a registered copyright also makes it easier to sue, if a simple "cease and desist" letter doesn't stop the ...

US rejects French proposal on taxing tech companies
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-14
European authorities have targeted multinational companies that avoid taxation by seeking out cosy arrangements in low- and no-tax jurisdictions. The Obama administration in 2016 reacted angrily to European authorities' decision to collect more than $14 ...

Palace: No expulsion of EU envoys
Global Nation - 2017-10-14
An international human rights group and a mission of international parliamentarians and civil society leaders on Monday warned that the Philippines faced UN and EU sanctions if the government failed to stop the killing of drug suspects and allow an ...

Wendy McElroy: An Introduction to "The Satoshi Revolution"
catallaxyfiles.com - 2017-10-14
For example, revolutions flow from privileged university students who believe change is possible ... And, yet, how can people function in commerce and international finance without an intermediary? Satoshi Nakamoto solved the problem with simple elegance.

Negros Oriental
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-14
"Terrorism will not disappear, we anticipate another assault maybe this time in two or three places in the Philippines but we are prepared ... at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.

US moves closer to EU position on taxing tech giants
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-14
"The United States is open to considering the matter and they understand very well the need for the fair taxation of digital giants," French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told reporters on Friday. He spoke after meeting with US Treasury Steven Mnuchin on ...

US regulators OK Atlantic Coast, Mountain Valley pipelines
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-14
Both the Southern Environmental Law Center and Sierra Club emphasized LaFleur's dissent. "While FERC's anticipated rubber-stamp of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline follows a long trend of this agency's failure to carry out its responsibilities and properly ...

Does technology worsen poverty?
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-10-13
As technology-based production processes rely less and less on human labor, more and more unskilled and low-skilled workers find themselves losing their jobs, and their self-esteem as well. Technology is also seen to have worsened ecological poverty.

No set formula for competitiveness - Mahathir
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-13
The former prime minister of Malaysia, Mahatir Mohammad, listens during a meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (unseen) in Tehran on December 1, 2008. Mohammad is on an official visit to the Islamic republic. -- AFP INDIVIDUAL ECONOMIES ...

International Comparative Legal Guide To Copyright 2018: USA Chapter
Mondaq - 2017-10-13
a copyright registration is necessary for a copyright owner to file a copyright infringement suit (or for a litigant to file a counterclaim of infringement) in the United States. Note, however, that an applicant whose copyright application is refused ...

Dutch banking giant: PH remains a BPO magnet
Inquirer - 2017-10-13
Dutch financial giant ING is positioning to grow its shared services hub in the Philippines, unfazed by doomsday jitters in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry arising from headwinds in the local and global markets. ING Business Shared Services ...

Epic Games is Suing Two Fortnite Cheaters For Copyright Infringement
PlayStation LifeStyle - 2017-10-13
When cheaters get reported or caught, they are usually permanently banned from the game or even from certain game services like Steam. Epic Games is taking is one step further though, as they are suing two cheaters using cheating software in their ...

Fortnite cheaters sued for copyright infringement
Game Zone - 2017-10-12
Last week, thousands of players were banned from Fortnite for cheating, now Epic Games is continuing their hunt for cheaters and cheat providers by filing a lawsuit against two prolific cheaters. Epic Games have been around since 1991 making games like ...

PSA launches labor surveys
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-12
TACLOBAN CITY--The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is currently conducting two surveys that are important in the preparation of plans and formulation of policies affecting the labor sector. The fourth and last round of the quarterly Labor Force ...

PSE stuck in middle of road toward single-trading hub
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-12
A FEW years ago the Philippine Stock Exchange Inc. (PSE) began to cross a road its Asian peers have long treaded on: trade in diverse securities. The PSE, however, appears to be stuck in the middle. The melancholy comes from the lofty aim of the PSE ...

Justice denied: Baliaga acquitted, search for Jonas continues after a decade
Bulatlat - 2017-10-12
On April 28, 2007, Jonas Burgos was abducted in the Ever Gotesco mall in Quezon City by suspected armed state agents, forced inside a van with the plate number TAB 194. He was still able to speak to his mother thru a phone call, but his message made no ...

Apple, Google, others say Chinese investment regulations infringe on intellectual property rights
Apple Insider - 2017-10-12
A trade group representing a number of high-profile U.S. technology firms, including Apple, Google, and IBM, spoke out against Chinese regulations at an International Trade Commission hearing on Tuesday, saying the Asian country's rules help facilitate ...

BIR needs more personnel
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-10-12
Commissioner of Internal Revenue Caesar Dulay, in his keynote message during the forum dubbed "Pulong-Pulong Kaupod si Caesar Dulay" held recently, urged taxpayers to cooperate to pay their taxes to support government programs and operations.

2017 business plan competition: Two Cebuano seafarers among top 10 contenders
Philstar - 2017-10-11
The Department of Labor and Employment-7 named the Cebuano nominees as Pedro S. Mabalhin of Minag-a Poblacion, Alegria, Cebu and Quirico Delgado Ilad of Barangay Canduman,Mandaue City. Dexter F. Paro, NRCO-7 coordinator, said that the competition is ...

Judge allows Dakota Access pipeline to keep running
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-11
The Corps permitted the pipeline project. Boasberg ruled on June 14 that the Corps largely complied with environmental law in giving its permission but that it didn't adequately consider how an oil spill under the Lake Oahe reservoir on the Missouri River ...

Grafoid Announces the Appointment of Dr. Vassilis G. Keramidas as Technical Advisor and Intellectual Property Asset Manager
ForexTV - 2017-10-11
OTTAWA , Oct. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Grafoid Inc., a global leader in industrial scale graphene application development, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Vassilis G. Keramidas as Technical Advisor with responsibilities for managing its ...

PHL has highest incidence of part-time work in Asean
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-11
The Philippines has the highest percentage of part-time workers in Asean, again putting a spotlight on the need to improve labor rights and security in the country, just like the campaign promise of President Duterte to end contractualization, according to ...

Be intellectual about your property: key IP management tips for start-ups and growing businesses
Lexology - 2017-10-11
It goes without saying that entrepreneurs want to grow their business as quickly and effectively as possible. However, many people fail to realise the integral role that intellectual property plays in the formation, expansion and protection of their business.

US Congress Debating Copyright Small Claims Reform Bill - Great News for Independent Photographers
lightstalking.com - 2017-10-11
The vast majority of cases involving copyright infringement, particularly when it comes to photography, concern the misuse of a photograph, typically without permission or compensation, by a single individual, small business, or group. In the overwhelming ...

Some U.S. businesses urge caution in China intellectual property trade push
Reuters - 2017-10-11
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. businesses and trade groups are split over how forcefully to crack down on China over intellectual property theft, with some arguing the country is making progress on its own in enforcing protections and urging the Trump ...

Western Digital (WDC) Corrects Misconceptions on SanDisk Intellectual Property, Consent Rights and Joint Ventures with Toshiba
StreetInsider - 2017-10-11
News and research before you hear about it on CNBC and others. Claim your 2-week free trial to StreetInsider Premium here. Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) today posted a set of questions and answers to provide clarity and transparency on key topics ...

High Court Denies Cert In Range Of IP Cases
Law 360 - 2017-10-11
Law360, New York (October 10, 2017, 5:56 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to review decisions in a number of intellectual property cases, including one that involved a Hollywood actress and another which questioned whether the Federal ...

The Firms Filing The Most Copyright Suits
Law 360 - 2017-10-10
According to data compiled by Lex Machina, New York-based Liebowitz filed 109 copyright infringement cases from July 1 to Sept. 30, mostly on behalf of photographers over unauthorized use of their images on the web. The mass filing is nothing new for the ...

The Stone Cutter and the Peace Builder
Mindanews - 2017-10-10
He is a graduating student of B.S. Nutrition and Dietetics at the Western Mindanao State ... that promotes the use information technology for peace building, conducted the workshop. Sahipa did not finish elementary school as his family had to evacuate ...

Market Live: Nifty continues to hold 10K, Sensex higher; Cochin Shipyard up 6%
Money Control - 2017-10-10
"The Ba1 corporate family rating primarily reflects GHIAL's strong market position and its strategic location in the city of Hyderabad, which is India's fourth most populous city and a major economic centre ... The research house expects the stock ...

Trouble in the Supreme Court
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-10-09
But to put things in perspective, we focused on the merits of the impeachment complaint against then Chief Justice Renato Corona even if then President Benigno Aquino III was driven by a selfish desire to exact revenge on the issue concerning Hacienda Luisita.

Rody orders creation of special bank for OFWs
Philstar - 2017-10-09
Other members of the board are four directors and officers designated by the Landbank and representatives of the labor department, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and overseas Filipinos. The representatives of the labor department ...

Commercial fishers say they shun child labor at sea
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-08
LUCENA CITY -- A national group of commercial fishers and fish traders denied they were engaged in child labor or illegal fishing in Tayabas and Lamon Bays. The group also said the use of "purse seines," although regulated, was not at all illegal.

Bello: More jobs, trade to local communities in 2018
The Daily Tribune - 2017-10-08
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III announced that massive employment and entrepreneurship opportunities will be made available to local communities next year as the government sets in full throttle the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) at the grassroots ...

Tens of thousands have yet to submit Daca renewals
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-07
But Ali Noorani, the executive director of the immigration advocacy group National Immigration Forum, said that, if those expectations held true, there was little chance for a Daca deal. "If the president winds up tying these elements to the Dream Act ...

Africa: Chinese Investments in Africa - Chopsticks Mercantilism
AllAfrica - 2017-10-06
Vulcan, an affiliate of New York-based private equity firm Vulcan Capital Corp, aimed to have two of the refineries finished in under a year.[8] A $3 billion deal for Ghana In 2012, China offered Ghana a $3 billion loan on barter terms. The loan was to be ...

DOJ allows withdrawal of tax cases vs Mighty Corp
Philstar - 2017-10-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Justice has allowed the tax dodging cases filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue against Mighty Corporation to be withdrawn after the cigarette company agreed to a settlement of its tax-related issues. According ...

Congress is considering a copyright small claims bill you should know about
Digital Photography Review - 2017-10-06
A bill has reached Congress that aims to establish a cheaper route for those seeking settlement of small claims in copyright infringement cases. Put forward by a bypartisan group of representatives, the Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement Act ...

Appellate Honchos Duke It Out in 'Blurred Lines' Copyright Case
Law - 2017-10-06
Ninth Circuit Judge Milan Smith repeatedly complimented Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan partner Kathleen Sullivan and Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer partner Lisa Blatt on the forcefulness of their arguments in a copyright infringement case that has lit up ...

Tax raps vs Mighty dismissed after BIR agreed to a settlement
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-06
(Updated 6:01 p.m., Oct. 6) The Department of Justice (DOJ) has dismissed the three tax evasion complaints worth a total of P37.9 billion against tobacco company, Mighty Corp., after the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) decided to withdraw its charges.

On World Teachers Day, public school educators amplify call for wage hike
Bulatlat - 2017-10-06
He said at least P30 billion ($586 million) was deducted from the Department of Education to augment funds for the implementation of the free college education law. "Hindi dapat pagbanggain ang dalawang ito. Budget for war against the people could be ...

Members Of Congress: Court Was Wrong To Say That Posting The Law Is Copyright Infringement
Tech Dirt - 2017-10-05
Back in February, we wrote about a disturbing court decision that said that standards that are "incorporated by reference" into law, could still be copyright infringing if posted to the internet. In that earlier post I go into much more background, but the ...

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