COMMENTARY: Who will pay for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Marawi?
Mindanews - 2017-09-19
Filipinos from the Babuyan Islands in the north and the Turtle ... grants and loans for the Marawi rehabilitation. The Philippine Daily Inquirer (Aug. 28, 2017) in its report entitled "ADB, World Bank to be lead coordinators in Marawi rehabilitation ...

At least 3,827 Filipinos languishing in jails in 52 countries - DFA report
The Daily Tribune - 2017-09-19
In a data released during the United Nations General Assembly, International Labor Organization (ILO) stressed that more than 40 million people around the world were victims of modern slavery in 2016. An estimated 25 million people were in forced labor at ...

ILO report: 40 million still trapped in modern slavery
BusinessMirror. - 2017-09-19
Modern slavery, forced marriages and child labor threaten the ability of countries to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This was the primary finding of a report released by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Walk Free ...

Rappler Talk: Emerging opportunities for OFWs under Duterte administration
Rappler - 2017-09-19
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) recently announced that there will soon be 100,000 jobs for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Japan. Rappler's Patty Pasion sat down with Labor Undersecretary Bernard Olalia to discuss ...

83 websites found liable for copyright infringement
Vietnam Investment Reviev - 2017-09-19
The Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information (ABEI) under the Ministry of Information and Communications on September 14 announced a list of 83 websites that have been found to infringe copyright rules., one of the 83 websites in ...

MBHB Snippets: A review of developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 15, Issue 3
JD Supra - 2017-09-18
The DTSA After One Year: Has the Federal Trade Secrets Law Met Expectations? - On May 11, 2017, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) - the law that created a Federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation - celebrated its first birthday.

'Grinch' parody play gets go ahead from court in copyright claim - 2017-09-18
In retaliation, Dr Suess filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Lombardo at the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein handed down his opinion on Friday, September 15, ruling in favour of Lombardo ...

DID YOU KNOW: PSA notes positive employment trend
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-17
According to the Labor Turnover Survey of the Philippine Statistics Authority, the overall employment in enterprises in Metro Manila exhibited positive growths in 2016. Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70 ...

DOF to submit 2nd tax reform package next year
Philstar - 2017-09-17
In an interview last Friday, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said the DOF has moved the target submission of the second CTRP package from the fourth quarter of 2017 to early next year as it concentrates first on its fight for the first tax reform bill ...

A critique of the UA&P studies on tax reform
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-09-17
By the first year, about P74 billion will be generated to fund infrastructure, health, education, and social protection measures. Under this proposal, independent estimates show an increase in annual direct expenditure for gasoline, diesel, kerosene ...

QC Real-Property Tax
BusinessMirror. - 2017-09-17
But the tax from these transactions would have been very minimal because the legal basis would be the old P5,000 value, resulting to a the huge loss of revenue for the local government, he explained. Early last year, the Commission on Audit, the Department ...

Govt to create fund for jobless workers
BusinessMirror. - 2017-09-17
This will also require amendments to the Labor Code. Currently, the Neda is looking for sponsors to push this bill at the House of Representatives and the Senate. Despite the slight uptick in the number of unemployed Filipinos in July, the national ...

Chance The Rapper Sued for Copyright Infringement (Week in Review)
Antimusic - 2017-09-17
Chance The Rapper Sued for Copyright Infringement was a Top 10 story on Wednesday: ( ( A former jazz musician is suing Chance the Rapper for copyright infringement, claiming that the rap star's track "Windows" samples a song that he owns.

Tax court upholds one-year prison term for beauty doctor Joel Mendez
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-17
Mendez argued he was not required to submit his income tax return due to his lack of income at the time. The court said, however, that his business was shown to be existing and operating during that year. It noted that Mendez began rendering medical ...

Remittances sustain strong growth in July
Philstar - 2017-09-16
Remittances together with business process outsourcing (BPO) and tourism receipts serve as a major source of foreign exchange buffer or gross international reserves that help shield the Philippines from external shocks. "We are seeing both remittances ...

Econ experts laud tax reform plan
Philstar - 2017-09-16
It added that the entire tax reform package can help raise the additional P1 trillion needed annually to fund investments in infrastructure, education, health, social protection, training, and research and development. FEF also lauded the design and ...

FEF airs support for tax reform plan
Inquirer - 2017-09-16
and increases in SSS (Social Security System) pensions unmatched by increases in contribution. Moreover, this targeted revenue hike will temper the impact of anticipated higher interest rates due to global market developments," the group said.

UPLB play pays tribute to Macario Sakay
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2017-09-16
Now comes a play titled "Macario Sakay: Kilabot ng Sierra Madre," written by Efren Yambot, directed by Alexander Cortez and presented by Upsilon Sigma Phi in partnership with the University of the Philippines-Los Ba├▒os (UPLB) Department of Social ...

People & Events
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-09-16
CGS A resolution urging the Bacolod City Health Office to disseminate information and institute ... The Philippine Association of Medical Technologists Inc. Negros Occidental Chapter joined the National Medical Technology Week celebration September 10-16 ...

IP Hires: Norton Rose, Buchanan Ingersoll, Howard & Howard
Law 360 - 2017-09-15
Law360, New York (September 15, 2017, 4:23 PM EDT) -- In this week's intellectual property partners on the move, Norton Rose hires an ex-Fried Frank IP partner, Buchanan Ingersoll nabs a drug patent pro, and Howard & Howard adds an IP litigator to its Las ...

EU Brexit Position paper on Intellectual property rights - the tip of the iceberg
Lexology - 2017-09-15
The EU Commission on 7 September 2017 published its eagerly awaited position paper on intellectual property rights post Brexit ion. Recognizing ...

Semiconductor intellectual property global market forecast to 2022 examined in new market research report
Whatech - 2017-09-15
Category: Market Research Publishers and RetailersCompany profile: Wise Guy Reports understand how essential statistical surveying information is for your organization or association. Therefore, we have associated with the top publishers and research ...

Ur served: WeWork sues rival for copyright infringement -- again
The Real Deal - 2017-09-14
A month after suing Chinese rival UrWork for copyright infringement in London, coworking behemoth WeWork filed a similar lawsuit in New York. WeWork alleges that the names are too similar and that customers could mistake one for the other. "WeWork has ...

EU sets out its position in Brexit negotiations on Intellectual Property Rights (including geographical indications)
Lexology - 2017-09-14
On 7 September 2017, the EU released a number of Brexit negotiation position papers, including one regarding Intellectual property rights which is of significant importance to the IP intensive Life Sciences industry. The paper sets out the position of the ...

Chance The Rapper Sued Over Alleged Copyright Infringement
International Business Times - 2017-09-13
Chance the Rapper is being sued for alleged copyright infringement by a New York lawyer and jazz artist who claimed the rapper used a "significant portion" of his work illegally on the song "Windows." Jazz musician and composer Abdul Wali Muhammad ...

BRIEF-500 Group announces sale of intellectual property to Stanley Black & Decker
Reuters - 2017-09-13
* ?500 Group announced sale of its intellectual property to its former licensee Stanley Israel, a Stanley Black & Decker company * 500 Group announced sale of its intellectual property to former licensee Stanley Israel, Stanley Black & Decker company ...

500 Group Announces Sale Of Intellectual Property To Stanley Black & Decker
Yahoo Finance - 2017-09-13
Las Vegas-based intellectual property and investment company completes eight figure all-cash deal LAS VEGAS, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 500 Group, creator of the billion dollar rolling workshop tool storage category, today announced the sale of its ...

DOH cautions public against vaccines being sold online, by unauthorized distributors
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-09-13
of buying counterfeit products. Under Republic Act 3720, an Act Ensuring the Safety of Foods, Drugs and Cosmetics, and as amended by RA 9711, all establishments that sell or offer for sale vaccines and other drug products must first secure appropriate ...

Opportunities await job seekers, entrepreneurs at DZBB Trabaho Negosyo Fair
GMA News - 2017-09-13
Local government agencies such as the Social Security System, Pag-IBIG Fund, PhilHealth, Department of Foreign Affairs, National Bureau of Investigation, Philippine Statistics Authority, Public Employment Service Office, Department of Labor and Employment ...

Chance the Rapper sued for copyright infringement
Chicago Tribune - 2017-09-13
Chance the Rapper is being sued for copyright infringement by a New York lawyer and jazz musician who claims the Chicago rapper sampled a "significant portion" of his work on the song "Windows" without permission. Abdul Wali Muhammad filed a federal ...

Mark Ronson Sued (Again) For Alleged 'Uptown Funk' Copyright Infringement
The Music - 2017-09-13
Back in October, it came to the fore that renowned songwriter and producer Mark Ronson was facing legal action from Minneapolis-based '80s group Collage and record label Yours, Mine & Ours Music due to audible similarities in Ronson and Bruno Mars' 2014 ...

Employing border security measures to protect intellectual property in India
Lexology - 2017-09-13
Counterfeiting is not restricted to any one jurisdiction. It is a serious issue in the global economy where infringing goods are mass produced in one nation and imported to other nations. Imported counterfeit and pirated products substantially affect the ...

'Monkey selfie' copyright lawsuit ends in settlement
The Jakarta Post - 2017-09-12
After the monkey's selfie went viral, Peta filed a suit in 2015 against the photographer on the macaque's behalf, arguing that it should be declared the owner of the photo and receive damages for copyright infringement that would be used for habitat ...

3ST Research Files Litigation Alleging Fraud and Conversion of Inventor's Intellectual Property Rights by Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI)
Yahoo Finance - 2017-09-12
Complaint Alleges Tortious Interference of Scientific Research on Important Opioid-Deterrent Technology WESTFIELD, N.J., Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 3ST Research LLC, a company focused on the discovery, synthesis, and development of innovative abuse ...

BI: No hold departure order vs. Robin Padilla
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-11
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) denied barring action star Robin Padilla from leaving the country for China on Monday because of a hold departure order. The agency made the clarification after Padilla posted in his Instagram account that he was prohibited ...

Aussie firms lament cost of labor in PH
Inquirer - 2017-09-11
Australian investors pointed to the cost of labor as the biggest challenge affecting their businesses here, according to a survey. Having the least impact a year ago, cost of labor rose to the top of the list that also saw perennial woes including ...

Tax treatment of compensation income of ADB Filipino employees
Philstar - 2017-09-11
TOP OF MIND By Atty. Carlo Ohn R. Pascual (The Philippine Star) | Updated September 12, 2017 - 12:00am It is a well settled principle that "taxation is the rule, tax exemption is the exception." Tax exemptions must be strictly interpreted such that ...

Taiwan actor to hand massive fine for photo copyright infringement
ECNS - 2017-09-11
Taiwan actor Jimmy Lin has been fined 345,000 yuan (about $53,263) for copyright infringement, by a court in Beijing. It's said to be China's highest ever fine for infringing the copyright of a single photograph, reports On his Sina Weibo ...

OFW remittances seen to pick up, says UK-based research firm
Inquirer - 2017-09-11
Indeed, data show that the number of workers deployed abroad has grown at a rapid pace so far this year," Capital Economics said ... "In particular, with the economic slowdown in the Middle East now approaching a trough, remittances from the region ...

State moves to hasten recovery of hospitals, health-care sector
BusinessMirror. - 2017-09-11
In Photo: This file photo shows the fa├žade of the East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City. According to government health officials, the Philippines needs more than 1,000 government and private hospitals. THIS month the Philippine health sector would ...

Microsoft takes Melbourne reseller to court over alleged infringement
ARN - 2017-09-10
Microsoft Australia has taken legal action against Victorian reseller, Computer & Parts Land (CPL) Notting Hill over alleged software copyright infringement. CPL is a Melbourne-based computer hardware and software retailer with retail outlets and an online ...

Reforms in tax system must be friendly to environment-ICSC
BusinessMirror. - 2017-09-10
The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC ... The ICSC said the departments of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Science and Technology (DOST) should be consulted in calculating the environment-tax rates. "ICSC will provide the DOF all the ...

Compressed workweek scheme
BusinessMirror. - 2017-09-10
"This proposed measure, which will amend Articles 83, 87 and 91 of the Labor Code, seeks to institutionalize the compressed workweek scheme to promote competitiveness, efficiency and productivity in business and industries [explanatory notes of original ...

Dying Dream
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-09-10
Trump last week began essentially taking down the program which his predecessor Barack Obama put up because of a piece of immigration legislation. The proposed Dream (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) Act would allow illegal immigrants ...

If You Sell on Amazon, a Fake Law Firm Could Make You Stop
Inc. - 2017-09-09
Amazon sent an email sent to Brushes4Less's owner to explain that the product was being suspended due to an intellectual property violation complaint filed by an attorney from the law firm Wesley & McCain in Pittsburgh. In order to get the product ...

15 states and DC sue over DACA
Global Nation - 2017-09-09
Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano of the Philippines announced on Wednesday that the government ... an immigration expert at Boston College Law School, said, referring to the lawsuit earlier this year that limited the Trump ban involving predominantly ... Owner Pleads Guilty To Felony Infringement
Law 360 - 2017-09-09
Law360, Washington (September 8, 2017, 7:05 PM EDT) -- The 29-year-old owner of file sharing website pled guilty to a felony count of criminal copyright infringement for pirating more than a billion copies of copyrighted works, according to ...

Sharebeast Site Owner Pleads Guilty to Copyright Charges
Daily Report Online - 2017-09-08
Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. The owner of the website has pleaded guilty to felony criminal copyright infringement involving unauthorized distribution and reproduction of over one billion copies of ...

Cine Kabayan opens in UP Diliman
Global Nation - 2017-09-08
"For more than 20 years, Taiwan has officially imported workers from the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries as supplementary labor. Until today, the number of migrant workers has surpassed 2.5% of the population of 23.5 million in Taiwan."

100,000 jobs for Filipinos to be available in Japan - DOLE
Rappler - 2017-09-08
OFWs would still have to go through private recruitment firms and pass through the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Among the possible jobs to be opened in Japan are for nurses, engineers, and architects. DOLE is eyeing this ...

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