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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'Rise Of The Tomb Raider' (ALL) Being Sued for Intellectual Property Infringement
Worth Playing - 2017-07-24
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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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thestandard.com.ph - 2017-07-17
Cayetano said he had ordered the Bureau of Immigration and Bureau of Customs to strictly enforce the law on foreign individuals and businessmen coming to the country. "First of all, let me thank the people of Turkey and the ambassador for their concern f ...

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 ...

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 ...

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JD Supra - 2017-07-13
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Circuit Divide: Is Registration a Precondition for Copyright Infringement Suits?
JD Supra - 2017-07-12
Fourth Estate sued Wall-Street.com for copyright infringement, alleging in the complaint that it had filed applications to register the relevant articles with the Register of Copyrights. Wall-Street.com moved to dismiss, arguing that the Copyright Act only ...

Villar: Lifting tax exemption on low-cost houses would burden OFWs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-07-12
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Alcoholic drinks to start bearing tax stamps in 2018
BusinessMirror. - 2017-07-12
The Department of Finance (DOF) will start implementing the tax-stamps scheme for alcoholic beverages early next year. The assurance was made by Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III after a lawmaker criticized the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR ...

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Riot Games sues mobile game developer for copyright infringement
Ci News - 2017-07-12
It added the infringing games have many elements that crib from League of Legends, including characters, artwork, map designed, and unit and monster designs. Under Analysts Radar: Fossil Group Cmn Stk (FOSL) Floating stock is calculated by subtracting ...

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WWBT-TV NBC 12 - 2017-07-12
Settlement ends lawsuit filed by VARIDESK Settlement allows Lumi the opportunity to sell off all remaining inventory with a limited patent license agreement Remaining terms of the Settlement Agreement are confidential About VARIDESK VARIDESK LLC is the ...

Intellectual property deserves absolute protection
News Ghana - 2017-07-11
The World Intellectual Property Organisation defines Intellectual Property (IP) as the creations of the mind. The definition includes inventions, literary and artistic works and the names, images and symbols used in business. The definition does not ...

Are False Accusations Of Copyright Infringement Defamatory?
JD Supra - 2017-07-11
Is it defamatory to falsely accuse someone of infringing intellectual property? Last month, the California Court of Appeal, in FilmOn.com v. DoubleVerify, Inc., affirmed the dismissal of a defamation action in which the defendant was accused of falsely ...

DOLE MisOcc conducts labor, human relations productivity in Oroquieta City
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-07-11
OROQUIETA CITY, July 11 -- Workers and management of Almar Freemile and Financing Corporation at Villaflor, Oroquieta City have committed to a harmonious working relationship after Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Misamis Occidental conducted ...

Mother Teresa's blue-bordered sari is now an intellectual property
NewsBytes - 2017-07-11
The iconic blue-bordered sari, a staple of all nuns under the Missionaries of Charity, has been recognized as an intellectual property. Intellectual Property attorney Biswajit Sarkar said that the Trade Marks Registry under Government of India had granted ...

Founder of TheLiberal.ie to apologise for breaching copyright of court news service
thejournal.ie - 2017-07-10
THE FOUNDER OF TheLiberal.ie Leo Sherlock is to apologise to court news service CCC Nuacht Teoranta for multiple counts of copyright infringement following a settlement in court. The company took this case after Sherlock "repeatedly ignored repeated ...

Riot Games Sues Mobile Developer for Copyright Infringement over League of Legends
Game Revolution - 2017-07-10
Riot Games is back in the news, and back in the courts, as they've recently filed a lawsuit against a mobile games developer, alleging copyright infringement. Riot claims that several games by the mobile developer Shanghai Moonton Technology engaged in ...

Kendall and Kylie Jenner brand copyright lawsuit 'completely false'
Star Magazine - 2017-07-10
Despite pulling them from their Kendall + Kylie brand and apologising, photographer Michael Miller is suing them for copyright infringement, claiming Kendall, 21, and Kylie, 19, used his images of late rapper Tupac Shakur without his permission.

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