Intellectual Property Rights industry loses US$250b to breaches
Jamaica Observer - 2017-07-26
ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) - Breaches of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) worldwide are currently robbing the industry of US$250 billion a year, says Chargé d'Affaires at the United States Embassy in Kingston, Eric Khant. Addressing the opening ceremony ...

An Indian perspective on the valuation of intellectual property
Lexology - 2017-07-26
The term 'valuation' refers to the assessment of technology in regard to market requirements for a business, and is considered to be an integral part of business. In India, as elsewhere around the world, this issue cannot be underestimated in relation to ...

Ombudsman suspends graft prober, labor arbiter caught in sting
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-07-25
MANILA -- The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the six-month preventive suspension of the graft investigator and his labor arbiter cousin who were arrested in an entrapment operation over the weekend. Besides multiple administrative charges, Associate ...

Dismantling the power dynamics in PH
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-07-25
In a unitary system, the central government makes the final decisions on trade policies, taxation, and even the school curriculum. Fiscal federalism will allow local governments to propose line items in their respective budgets which will deal directly ...

Labor secretary: Peace process not dead yet
BusinessMirror. - 2017-07-25
DAVAO CITY--The peace process is not dead yet, Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said, even as President Duterte canceled the backchannel talks that could have led to the fifth round of formal talks. "In my long years of brokering the peace process ...

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Overlawyered - 2017-07-25
recording artists are now being instructed not to talk publicly about their musical influences for fear of exposure to copyright infringement claims." [Brink Lindsey, Cato] From the BBC report: According to forensic musicologist Peter Oxendale ...

Miners warned: Clean up or be taxed to death
Philstar - 2017-07-24
The tax regime is different per kind of mining process," he added. Listed Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc. president Dante Bravo noted that the industry is already heavily taxed, including 30 percent regular corporate income tax based on taxable income ...

President reaps praise for clearer mining tack
BusinessMirror. - 2017-07-24
Meanwhile, University of Asia and the Pacific School of Economics ... social services would have been another important theme," Terosa said. For his part, Ateneo de Manila EagleWatch senior fellow Alvin Ang said it was good that the President recognized ...

Govt seized P1.4-billion fake goods in Jan-June
BusinessMirror. - 2017-07-24
The government confiscated P1.4 billion worth of counterfeit products, mostly optical media, in January to June, according to the latest data from the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL). IPOPHL Deputy Director General Allan B.

'Rise Of The Tomb Raider' (ALL) Being Sued for Intellectual Property Infringement
Worth Playing - 2017-07-24
In Lara Croft's next chapter of her journey, she must use her survival skills and wits, learn to trust new friends, and ultimately accept her destiny as the Tomb Raider. After uncovering an ancient mystery, Lara must explore the most treacherous and remote ...

Tax education for the revenue staff
Inquirer - 2017-07-23
No doubt, continuing education on the intricacies of the rules and regulations on taxation and customs administration would redound to the benefit of their intended beneficiaries. But if the people behind this program really want to meet its objective ...

BIR computerized accounting compliance seminar for Visayas, Mindanao taxpayers
Philstar - 2017-07-23
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The Intellectual Property Buried in Your Print Business
WhatTheyThink - 2017-07-21
One of my favorite parts of my work is sitting down talking to people who work in various roles in a print business, at their desks, without their managers, in their comfort zone. When you go to where people are comfortable, confident, and you listen more ...

Caloocan gains 2 child, labor plums
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-07-21
Caloocan City Mayor Oscar Malapitan has commended the hardworking city government officials and employees for reaping two major awards in child protection and public employment office. Malapitan conveyed his congratulation to officers and staff of the ...

Suven Life secures neuro drug patent from Australia
Economic Times - 2017-07-21
NEW DELHI: Suven Life Sciences has been granted a patent from Australia for a drug used in the treatment of disorders associated with neurodegenerative diseases. The company has been granted one product patent from Australia corresponding to the New ...

Suven Life secures neuro drug patent from Australia
Economic Times - 2017-07-21
NEW DELHI: Suven Life Sciences has been granted a patent from Australia for a drug used in the treatment of disorders associated with neurodegenerative diseases. The company has been granted one product patent from Australia corresponding to the New ...

DOLE orders regularization of around 9,000 PLDT employees
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-07-21
MANILA, July 21 -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued a compliance order directing the regularization of around 9,000 workers of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) Incorporation after it has proven to be engaged in labor ...

291 repatriated OFWs arrive from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-07-21
MANILA, Philippines -- 291 overseas Filipino workers from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Thursday. They were welcomed at the airport by members of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA ...

Judge Tosses 'Unreasonable' Copyright Suit Over African Cookbook
New York Law Journal - 2017-07-20
A copyright infringement case brought by an Ethiopian cookbook author was thrown out Wednesday by a federal judge who criticized the "unreasonable nature of plaintiff's claims." Eastern District Judge Brian Cogan awarded attorney fees and costs to the ...

Zillow and VHT appeal $4 million copyright infringement ruling
Digital Photography Review - 2017-07-20
Real estate listing firm Zillow Group and photography firm VHT have been locked in a huge copyright lawsuit over Zillow's alleged infringement of thousands of VHT's real estate images for years now, and it doesn't look like it's going to end any time soon.

Reexamining the tax treatment of transport network companies
BusinessMirror. - 2017-07-20
On this point, it is important to recall that as far back as October 29, 2015, the Bureau of Internal Revenue issued Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) 70-2015, which lays down the tax treatment of persons engaged in the business of land transportation ...

Jeremy Borash On How Much Input He Had In Total Deletion, Where 'Broken' Intellectual Property Sits
Wrestling INC - 2017-07-20
WrestlingINC.com owner Raj Giri was on a conference call on Wednesday with Jeremy Borash of Global Force Wrestling and asked him how much input he had on the Total Deletion segments and for his thoughts on where the intellectual property sits. "The day to ...

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Intellectual Property Threats Reforms - Will IP Owners Benefit?
National Law Review - 2017-07-19
The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 (the "Act") comes into force on 1 October. It will reform UK law on unjustified threats in intellectual property infringement disputes. What will change and will this benefit IP owners?

Intellectual Property and Business: Part 1
JD Supra - 2017-07-19
(NOTE: This is part 1 of 4 in a series of alerts linking intellectual property and economic strategy. Check back each week for a new installment.) In business, an asset is anything of value owned by a company, and managing those assets is a complete and ...

Over 1M benefit from OSSCO
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-07-19
The partner government agencies at OSSCO are Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA ...

Seventy new immigration officers set to ease congestion at Manila airport
philippineslifestyle.com - 2017-07-19
BI Commissioner Jaime Morente on Wednesday said the officers were already in place at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). "Before the year ends, we expect to hire hundreds more immigration officers who will be deployed at the NAIA and other ...

Market rises; Wilcon, DMCI lead advancers
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-07-19
SM Prime Holdings Inc. rose 1.6 percent to P34.50. Meanwhile, most Asian markets also rose. For every five stocks that climbed, three fell. Financial shares led gains, rising for the seventh session in eight. "The inability for the Republican party to ...

70 new immigration officers hired to cut down long queues at Naia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-07-19
BI Commissioner Jaime Morente on Wednesday said that the 70 newly-hired immigration officers are already stationed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia). "Before the year ends, we expect to hire hundreds more immigration officers who will be ...

Spotify's Whole Biz Built On Copyright Infringement: Suits
Law 360 - 2017-07-19
Law360, Los Angeles (July 18, 2017, 10:11 PM EDT) -- A songwriter for The Four Seasons and another song owner each sued Spotify Tuesday alleging its business model blindly infringes copyrights and seeking a combined $367 million, raising new copyright ...

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finduniversity.ph - 2017-07-18
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Gum Giant Wrigley Sues Vape Company Over Copyright Infringement
Realtime Business News - 2017-07-18
Chewing-gum giant Wrigley has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against a e-cigarette manufacturer alleging that it has copied its Juicy Fruit and Doublemint brands. Wrigley has accused Chi-Town Vapers of trademark infringement for producing and ...

MLB mulls legal challenge over recently revealed Overwatch League logo
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-07-18
Last week, Activision Blizzard officially unveiled the Overwatch League, a major new esports initiative that will bring the best Overwatch players from around the world together in head-to-head competition. However, it seems that the league could face some ...

Spotify Hit With Two Lawsuits Claiming "Staggering" Copyright Infringement
Hollywood Reporter - 2017-07-18
Spotify may have hoped that a proposed $43 million settlement announced a couple of months ago to end a class-action lawsuit would smooth over what had been developing as a trouble spot for the streaming giant. But a pair of lawsuits launched on Tuesday in ...

One-Stop Service Center in Calabarzon launched
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-07-18
Social Security System (SSS), Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Bureau of Immigration (BI), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), Bureau of Internal ...

One-Stop Service Center in Calabarzon launched
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-07-18
Campita, in partnership with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), led its launching on Monday, 17 July, at the POEA Satellite Office, Andenson Building, Brgy. Parian, Calamba City, this province The launching ceremony was graced by ...

uniQure Expands Intellectual Property Portfolio with Newly Issued Patent Providing Broad Protection of Insect Cell-Based AAV Manufacturing
NASDAQ - 2017-07-18
LEXINGTON, Mass. and AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, July 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- uniQure N.V. (Nasdaq:QURE), a leader in human gene therapy and AAV manufacturing, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted a ...

Villanueva seeks stricter laws vs firms found lax in safety standards
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-07-18
The senator is the author of Senate Bill No. 1317 or "An Act Strengthening Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS) and Providing Penalties for Violations Thereof" that seeks to amend the 41-year old Labor Code of the Philippines ...

Photographer sues Procter & Gamble over copyright issues
Business Insider - 2017-07-18
The lawsuit filed in federal court in Cincinnati by photographer Annette Navarro accuses Cincinnati-based P&G of copyright infringement. The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/2vtQaL3 ) reports the lawsuit accuses P&G of deliberately using photos by ...

Fed. Circ. Revives Axed Millennium Cancer Drug Patent
Law 360 - 2017-07-17
Law360, New York (July 17, 2017, 3:54 PM EDT) -- A Federal Circuit panel, in a precedential opinion on Monday, found that a Delaware federal court had wrongly ruled that a Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. cancer drug patent was invalid as obvious over prior ...

Drake Infringement Case: Fair Use as a Matter of Law
New York Law Journal - 2017-07-17
In 2014, the estate of jazz legend Jimmy Smith brought an action for copyright infringement against the hugely popular Canadian musician Aubrey Drake Graham--yes, that's Drake--and several companies involved in the recording, production, marketing and ...

Cooper's Eye on the Left: A score to settle
Times Free Press - 2017-07-17
"A Heart is the Part That Makes Boys and Girls Smart," according to the suit filed by author Christopher Kimberly against Clinton and Penguin Random House for copyright infringement. The suit seeks $150,000 in damage and profits to Clinton's book ...

2 groups deny terror links
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-07-17
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Corporations abusing tax perks of co-ops, senators told
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-07-15
"We have seen the behavior of former domestic corporations paying corporate taxes that have shifted and becoming ... Cabreros also told senators at the recent committee hearing on value-added tax (VAT) exemptions that certain sectors in the cooperative ...

OFW ID: Not free for all OFWs after all
interaksyon.com - 2017-07-15
"All we need is to conduct an inventory of all the bona fide OFWs based on the list of the POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration), in conjunction with DOLE, then we will start processing the IDs," he said. Bello, who described the OFW ID ...

OFW ID: Not free for all OFWs after all
InterAksyon - 2017-07-15
"All we need is to conduct an inventory of all the bona fide OFWs based on the list of the POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration), in conjunction with DOLE, then we will start processing the IDs," he said. Bello, who described the OFW ID ...

OpsArc Solutions Inc. Announces Intellectual Property Acquisition
Broadway World - 2017-07-14
OpsArc Solutions Inc. announced today that it has entered into a formal Intellectual Property Transfer Agreement with Trimax Americas. Under this Intellectual Property Transfer Agreement, OpsArc will acquire all rights, title and interest to the Trimax ...

The Battle For Copyright Protection In The Digital Era
Mondaq - 2017-07-14
In a previous post, we reported on a new strategy adopted by Voltage Pictures, LLC (Voltage) against alleged copyright infringement by anonymous Internet users. This strategy involved a "reverse class action" (i.e. one plaintiff versus multiple defendants ...

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