Duterte, Bahraini king oversee signing of 4 deals
Global Nation - 2017-04-14
These included an air service agreement that update aviation safety; an agreement that will see Philippine avoidance ... between the Foreign Service Institute in Manila and the foreign ministry here that involved training and information-sharing of ...

WHO: Smoking to kill 200 million in China this century
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-04-14
The report also urged further raising tobacco taxes to make smoking less affordable. While retail tobacco prices increased following a taxation hike in 2015, the average price of a cigarette pack remains just ten yuan. A 50 percent increase in the retail ...

Oculus wants new trial against Zenimax over VR intellectual property
The Inquirer - 2017-04-14
VIRTUAL REALITY OUTFIT Oculus is looking to replay its trial against Zenimax, owner of Bethesda, by claiming that "the verdict is against the great weight of the evidence, [and] the damages award is excessive". That is according to a report by UploadVR.com ...

Broadcast Co. Sues NY Comedians Over Morning Show Stunt
Law 360 - 2017-04-13
Law360, Los Angeles (April 13, 2017, 7:24 PM EDT) -- A television broadcast company on Thursday slapped the founders of a website devoted to scavenged video footage with fraud and copyright infringement claims in New York federal court, accusing them of ...

Demi Lovato and Sleigh Bells settle copyright infringement case
Entertainment Weekly Online - 2017-04-13
Last August, noise-rock duo Sleigh Bells sued Demi Lovato for copyright infringement on the grounds that the pop singer had used elements of their 2010 single "Infinity Guitars" for her 2015 song "Stars." The Hollywood Reporter now reports that ...

Sleigh Bells and Demi Lovato Settle Copyright Lawsuit
Yahoo News - 2017-04-13
Demi Lovato and Sleigh Bells have settled their copyright infringement lawsuit, according to The Hollywood Reporter. According to the settlement filing (obtained by Pitchfork), they "are currently in the process of memorializing the terms of the ...

Big Music And The Future Of Copyright Laws
Forbes - 2017-04-13
But now music industry lobbyists representing the PROs are pursuing litigation and potential legislative changes that could force businesses and consumers into a fractional licensing system that would heighten their exposure to copyright infringement.

Cannabis Sativa, Inc. Closes Its Acquisition of the White Rabbit Intellectual Property and Enters into License Agreement for California Sales
Yahoo Finance - 2017-04-13
MESQUITE, NV / ACCESSWIRE / April 13, 2017 / Cannabis Sativa. Inc. (OTCQB: CBDS) announced today that the Company has entered into a license agreement for the manufacture, marketing and sale of the Company's White Rabbit products in the State of California.

Fourth round of GRP-NDFP peace talks defies spoilers
Bulatlat - 2017-04-13
It should therefore not be mistaken for the end point of the peace negotiations. What of the matter of claimed NDFP territory and revolutionary taxation that President Duterte so roundly denounced as unacceptable? With much flexibility and skillful ...

Duterte to meet Bahrain king
Tempo - 2017-04-13
MANAMA, Bahrain - President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to arrive here Wednesday night (early Thursday morning in Manila), making him the first head of the Philippine government to visit this small ... Institute of the Bahrain Foreign Ministry, and a ...

CTRP-2 does away with fraud-prone TCC
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-12
Apart from package one and two, other DOF-supported measures pertain to property taxation on estate, donors and national valuation. The fourth package is about financial or capital income tax and stock consumption. The last package tackles health ...

Photog Hits NESN With Suit Over Mets Pitcher Kissing Pix
Law 360 - 2017-04-11
Law360, New York (April 11, 2017, 5:13 PM EDT) -- A photojournalist hit the New England Sports Network Inc. with a copyright infringement suit in New York federal court Monday, alleging the network, impermissibly displayed his photographs of New York Mets ...

Microsoft accused of copyright infringement by Media Rights Technologies
norcalrecord.com - 2017-04-11
SAN FRANCISCO - A Santa Cruz corporation claims Microsoft unlawfully distributed its software. Media Rights Technologies Inc. filed a complaint on April 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Microsoft Corp. and Does ...

Uber wants more intellectual property, launches patent purchase program
thetechportal.com - 2017-04-11
Uber wants to grow its library of patents. The company has launched a brand new patent purchase program to facilitate this very aim. Under the awning of the new program, Intellectual Property owners will be able to propose a price that they are willing to ...

341 immigration officers on standby
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-04-11
A total of 341 personnel have been placed on standby by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to man its airport counters in anticipation of the increase in passenger traffic for Holy Week. In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said on Tuesday ...

Investing in and developing our workforce
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-04-11
If our national priority is to make our economic growth as sustainable ... Now that we have come to the end of this school year, it seems especially appropriate to take a second look at the importance of education in preparing Filipinos for economic ...

Copyright lawsuit over Ed Sheeran hit 'Photograph' settled
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2017-04-11
LOS ANGELES -- A copyright infringement lawsuit over Ed Sheeran's hit "Photograph" has been settled. A federal judge in Los Angeles dismissed the case on Monday based on a request by attorneys for Sheeran and the composers of a song called "Amazing."

Marathon Patent Group Explores Additional Intellectual Property Business Lines
NASDAQ - 2017-04-11
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/11/17 -- Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA) ("Marathon" or "Company"), an IP licensing and management company, continues to explore new business opportunities in which the combination of the Company's expertise ...

Oculus seeks to overturn $500m copyright and TM verdict
worldipreview.com - 2017-04-11
A Texas jury awarded the damages to ZeniMax in early February after finding copyright and trademark infringement and breach of a non-disclosure agreement. ZeniMax alleged that Oculus used code from the video game developer in order to build its Rift ...

Protecting your intellectual property abroad
bl.uk - 2017-04-11
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 ...

Ed Sheeran settles X Factor copyright lawsuit with out of court deal
Daily Star - 2017-04-11
Mr Busch has an impressive track record of winning copyright infringement cases. He previously won a case for Marvin Gaye's family after they sued Robin Thicke and Pharrell Willams over their worldwide smash Blurred Lines. The family received a $7.4 ...

House probe of firm linked to IS suspect set in May
interaksyon.com - 2017-04-11
Agencies and bodies to be summoned to the May hearing are the Department of Labor and Employment, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, and the DFA and DOH. Rep. Manalo wants to introduce a measuring ...

Court Ruling on Celebrity Photos Raises New Copyright Risk for Websites
Finance Yahoo - 2017-04-11
The ruling came after a paparazzi operation called Mavrix, which the court describes as "specializing in candid photographs of celebrities in tropical locations," sued Live Journal for copyright infringement over the Beyonc? photo and 19 other photos.

Sheeran settles £15m breach of copyright lawsuit
Sky News HD - 2017-04-11
Ed Sheeran has settled a copyright infringement lawsuit over his hit song Photograph. Musicians Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard had sued Sheeran for $20m (£15.3m) after claiming his song was similar to their composition Amazing. The Hollywood ...

WWE Files Lawsuit Over BitTorrent Copyright Infringement
Wrestling INC - 2017-04-10
World Intellectual Property Review reports that WWE has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against a group of BitTorrent users over the "Eliminators" movie released in 2016 by WWE Studios. The movie featured Wade Barrett in a supporting role.

Protecting Your Copyright Is Both Easier and Harder Than You Think
JD Supra - 2017-04-10
In order to be able to sue someone for copyright infringement, you have to first obtain a copyright registration. This entails submitting your work specimen along with an application to the U.S. Copyright Office. The cost of filing such an application is ...

Bello advises jobseekers to be guided by labor market information
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-04-10
MANILA, April 11 -- With the influx of jobseekers expected to join the labor force this season, Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III advised jobseekers and students alike to be equipped with the right labor market information to guide them as they choose ...

Ed Sheeran Settles Copyright Lawsuit Over 'Photograph'
Hollywood Reporter - 2017-04-10
Ed Sheeran has come to a deal to end a $20 million copyright infringement lawsuit brought by two songwriters over his hit, "Photograph." On Friday, court papers were filed dismissing the case with prejudice, but also stipulating that a California federal ...

Whiff of Corruption?
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-04-10
The "whiff of corruption" has led to the removal of Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueño, National Irrigation Authority head Peter Laviña, Bureau of Immigration Assistant Commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles, and 92 officials ...

Simplify tax filing, Angara tells BIR
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-04-10
The Taxpayer Assistance Service is mandated, under the bill, "to prepare, publicize and circulate policies, programs, standards, guidelines and procedures relative to public information and education programs on taxation." "Tax collection would ...

Ed Sheeran settles Photograph copyright infringement claim
BBC - 2017-04-10
Ed Sheeran has struck a deal to end a $20m (£13.8m) copyright infringement legal claim over his hit song Photograph. Songwriters Thomas Leonard and Martin Harrington sued the singer last June, claiming his hit ballad had a similar structure to their song ...

Trump scraps tax plan, timetable threatened
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-10
to raise $1 trillion over 10 years that could fund lower corporate tax rates. But that possibility has rankled retailers who say it would lead to higher prices and threaten millions of jobs, while some lawmakers have worried that the system would violate ...

Snyder County business files copyright infringement suit
Daily Item - 2017-04-07
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 accuses two Ohio firms of copyright infringement. Moon Shine in Mount ...

Pennsylvania software company alleges ZeoBIT, others facilitated copyright infringement
Pennsylvania Record - 2017-04-07
PHILADELPHIA - A Southampton software company is suing ZeoBIT LLC, Kromtech Alliance Corp., Kromtech of USA LLC and CloudMcCloud Corp., citing alleged copyright infringement. Live Face on Web LLC filed a complaint March 21 in the U.S. District Court for ...

The Fabric of Copyright Infringement: Obtaining Summary Judgment on Copying Element
JD Supra - 2017-04-07
Generally, the issue of copyright infringement presents issues of fact to be decided by a jury. However, when evidence that a design is so "substantially similar" to a copyrighted design, the trial court can find infringement as a matter of law and ...

Work opportunities at KSA open
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-04-07
The recruitment agency is licensed under the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). The positions that are available include product centrifugal operators, powerhouse technician, electrical and instrument foreman, mechanical foreman ...

Airport staffers to ease immigration lines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-04-06
With the expected influx of people to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport during Holy Week, the airport authority has cancelled the leaves of absence of all its employees to ensure there will be sufficient personnel to handle passenger concerns.

Jeffree Star and Manny MUA are Being Sued by Black Moon Cosmetics for Alleged Copyright Infringement
Allure - 2017-04-06
It seems Jeffree Star just can't get away from controversy. According to a lawsuit filed by the McArthur Law Firm, Black Moon Cosmetics is suing Jeffree Starr Cosmetics, as well as Manny MUA, alleging copyright and trademark infringement. The offending ...

Italian Court Says Due Process Isn't Necessary For Blocking Sites Over Copyright Infringement
Tech Dirt - 2017-04-06
A years-long fight in Italy between copyright rightsholders (chiefly Hollywood) and consumer groups looking to protect Italian citizens, took a dark turn recently. If you aren't already aware, the Italian government put in place a delightful regulation in ...

Contractualization and security of tenure: Truths and falsities
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-06
WORKERS, young and old, organized and unorganized, woke up on March 16 and found out that Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III finally issued Department Order (DO) 174, which totally bans labor-only contracting, halting "end of contract regimes" and ...

WTF! Passengers Of International Flights Advised To Be At NAIA 5 Hours Before Departure
fhm.com.ph - 2017-04-06
If you've got any upcoming overseas trips, be warned. "On Tuesday, April 4, Philippine Airlines (PAL) advised passengers of international flights to be at the airport up to five hours before departure in anticipation of long lines at immigration counters ...

Williams & Lake, LLC Files Complaint Against Genesis Systems, LLC, George Jameson and Randy Burchett to Protect their Intellectual Property Rights
Wards Auto - 2017-04-06
CHANDLER, Ariz., April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing efforts to protect its proprietary and intellectual property rights, Williams & Lake, LLC filed a complaint on March 14, 2017 in the United States District Court for the District of ...

DA must encourage rice farmers to plant other crops-experts
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-06
which are more profitable," Cororaton told the BusinessMirror on the sidelines of a forum on Philippine rice policy held recently at the De La Salle University in Manila. In their paper, titled Poverty and Distributional Impact of Alternative Policies in ...

Pryor Cashman Successfully Defends The Big Bang Theory Against "Soft Kitty" Copyright Suit
Mondaq - 2017-04-05
Pryor Cashman successfully represented Warner Bros. Entertainment, CBS, Fox Broadcasting, Turner Broadcasting and Chuck Lorre Productions in a copyright infringement action brought by the daughters of Edith Newlin, a pre-school teacher and nursery-rhyme ...

Jeffree Star and Manny MUA Are Being Sued for Copyright Infringement
Cosmopolitan Magazine - 2017-04-05
Those counting down the days until the launch of Jeffree Star and Manny MUA's highly-anticipated cosmetics collaboration might have to wait just a little bit longer. According to Refinery29, the duo of makeup mavens are being sued for copyright and ...

Panel formed to conduct preliminary probe of Mighty Corp tax case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-04-05
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has created a three-man panel to conduct a preliminary investigation on the P9-billion tax evasion complaint filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) against cigarette maker Mighty Corporation. In a Department ...

Laches no longer a defense to patent infringement
JD Supra - 2017-04-04
No. 15-927 (U.S. Mar. 21, 2017). Relying largely on analogous copyright law, the Supreme Court held that a claim for damages for patent infringement committed within the six-year statute of limitations cannot be opposed using a laches defense. This case ...

NDF: CASER first, then ceasefire, or sign both simultaneously
Mindanews - 2017-04-04
This is not a case of one party giving in or giving up," he said. Giving all for peace Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, chair of the GRP peace negotiating panel, said "negotiations, as in other peace process elsewhere, is all about finding common g ...

Harnessing the Filipino potential
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-04-04
While endo has always been cast in a negative light, a survey on endo workers conducted by the Institute of Labor Studies reveals that 90% of employees are satisfied with their jobs, while 93% receive the benefits due to them. Although the Philippines has ...

Balancing business and promise to labor
beta.philstar.com - 2017-04-04
Unfulfilled promise Despite the release of Department Order (DO) 174, or the Rules Implementing Articles 106-109 of the Labor Code that allows employers to forge an agreement with contractors to do jobs that are not core to the business operations ...

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