Tourism turnoff
Philstar - 2017-06-27
SKETCHES By Ana Marie Pamintuan (The Philippine Star) | Updated June 28, 2017 - 12:00am Leaving Manila for Vienna via Istanbul last week, I cleared immigration at the NAIA Terminal 1 quickly enough. But our plane sat on the runway for about an hour ...

Copyright Office Admits That DMCA Is More About Giving Hollywood 'Control' Than Stopping Infringement
Tech Dirt - 2017-06-27
not all courts. The Copyright Office report actually has a nice rundown of some of the key caselaw history, so we'll let the report do it for us. The key issue, as the report notes, is whether or not 1201 requires a "nexus" to infringement. Specifically ...

Intellectual property: Why India has a long way to go in reforming IPR policy
Financial Express - 2017-06-27
An intellectual property (IP)-intensive skilled worker earns 40% premium than her peers who either serve products or services from IPR-sensitive industries in the developed economies of the US and EU.

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World Bank unit starts Malampaya arbitration
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-06-26
Spex registered the arbitration case at ICSID under the subject dispute heading of "hydrocarbon concession, taxation." The oil and gas firm is represented by King & Spalding (USA) and Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc and De Los Angeles while the ...

A country of traders and consumers
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-06-26
Other business conglomerates like the Ayala Group, San Miguel Corp., Phinma Group, and PhilFirst Group have expanded their investment forays by buying up provincial colleges and universities, water districts, and hospitals, in addition to power plants.

Commentary: A new system governing OFWs in Qatar
Philstar - 2017-06-26
The kafala system in the Gulf states commenced in the 1950s when these countries began to import labor to accelerate development due to the discovery of oil. It was one way to ensure that hired foreign workers were only given temporary residency in the ...

DOLE trains first batch of deputy labor inspectors
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-06-26
The Department of Labor and Employment is training 55 people who will form the first batch of deputized labor inspectors who will help ensure the compliance of firms with labor laws. Labor undersecretary Joel Maglungsod said the pilot training will end on ...

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Duterte: One year of bold initiatives, shock and awe
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-06-26
He tells a group of Chinese and Filipino businessmen that relations ... Jan. 10 Mr. Duterte approves an across-the-board increase in the monthly pension of Social Security System retirees in what MalacaƱang describes as a realization of his "social ...

The great intellectual property trade-off
BBC - 2017-06-25
In January 1842, Charles Dickens arrived on American shores for the first time. He was greeted like a rock star in Boston, Massachusetts, but the great novelist was a man with a cause: he wanted to put an end to cheap, sloppy pirated copies of his work in ...

Recruiters say TV station spread fake news on jobs in England
BusinessMirror. - 2017-06-25
The television network added report of the offer came from an official of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Lito Soriano, president of the Philippine Association of Service Exporters Inc. expressed doubt about the claim, and said ...

Intellectual property attorneys launch startup competition
NHBR - 2017-06-25
Aspiring inventors could win up to $10,000 in legal services in a patent competition for startups and early-stage companies sponsored by intellectual property attorneys at law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. "The patent competition makes it fun and the ...

Writer sues Tupac filmmakers, alleges copyright infringement
ABC News - 2017-06-24
A magazine writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the new Tupac Shakur biopic, saying that portions of the film are based on his articles about the late rapper. Kevin Powell says in the federal lawsuit filed Friday that ...

DOLE to OFWs: Verify legitimacy of recruiter
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-06-24
First log onto the website of Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Then check all the status of licensed recruitment agencies listed at http://www.poea.gov.ph/cgi-bin/agList.asp?mode=all. Job seekers can fill-in the name of the agency and ...

Relations with Malaysia, Indonesia seen to boost efforts vs terrorism
Mindanews - 2017-06-23
He said there is a need to impose tighter immigration policies as he acknowledged the possibility that the foreign terrorists could have entered not only through the backdoor but also through seaports and airports. "We have to tighten and enhance our ...

Angara wants proposed sweet drinks tax compliant with WTO rules
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-06-23
"The WTO may find such two-tiered taxation discriminatory as the trade body generally bars its members from taxing imported product at higher rates to favor domestic product," Angara, chairman of the Senate ways and means committee, said in a statement.

Jiading holds intellectual property-focused conference
China Daily - 2017-06-23
More than 300 intellectual property rights experts gathered in Juyuan New Area in Shanghai's Jiading district on June 16 to attend the 2017 Intellectual Property Commercialization Operation Conference. More than 300 intellectual property rights experts ...

Elsevier Wins $15 Million in Copyright Suit Against Piracy Sites
The Chronicle of Higher Education - 2017-06-22
and awarded the publisher $15 million in damages for copyright infringement. Judge Sweet had issued a preliminary injunction against the operators of the sites in 2015 after ruling that they violated copyright laws, but the sites stayed active and ...

BIR files P191-M tax evasion charges vs construction company
The Daily Tribune - 2017-06-22
said they had filed criminal charges against GMC Construction and Development Corporation for violating the National Internal Revenue Code. "The subject construction company was sued for a total deficiency tax liability for taxable years 2008 and 2009 ...

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Inquirer Opinion - 2017-06-22
I became a student leader in college and I always wished I could ask you how activism worked during your generation. In law school I burn the midnight ... I met a lumad father who sought refuge in Manila after trucks and armored personnel carriers rolled ...

Fil-Am orchestra honors awardees led by Sylvia La Torre
Inquirer Entertainment - 2017-06-22
My citation ended with, "When Faso announced that Sylvia would be one of our two Excellence in Music Awardees, a friend of mine commented that Sylvia should be declared a National Artist ... Kaitlyn Aquino, a high school student who plays the violin ...

BI tightens passenger screening to thwart entry of foreign jihadists
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-06-21
MANILA, June 22 (PIA)--Immigration Officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and other ports of entry nationwide were ordered today to be more strict and cautious in allowing the entry of foreign visitors in the country following reports ...

Duterte administration banks on reforms in tax system to cut poverty in PHL
BusinessMirror. - 2017-06-21
Under the business-as-usual scenario, the Duterte administration believes this would not be possible. Tax collections have been below target owing to inefficiencies in the current system. To address these inefficiencies, the Department of Finance came up ...

Solon hits 'anti-poor' tax on salt proposal
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-06-21
But Zarate said if health was the primary concern, taxation should not be the solution. He said there were other ways of ensuring the health of Filipinos and more taxation was not among them. "For instance, government could ban chichiria and noodles in ...

MBHB Snippets: A review of developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 15, Issue 2
JD Supra - 2017-06-20
Preparing patent applications for examination at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requires proficient writing, detailed knowledge of the requirements of the Patent Act, and technical acumen. Once a patent application has been filed, a ...

NSE to partner PTI on intellectual property workshop
Vanguard - 2017-06-20
WARRI--THE Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, is to collaborate with the management of Petroleum Training Institute, PTI, in Effurun, Delta State to organise a workshop on intellectual property development as a vital tool for research and development.

BI bars Chinese fugitive
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-06-19
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has blocked a Chinese woman from entering the Philippines after she turned out to be wanted in her home country for fraud. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said that a BI personnel stopped Fan Wenxin, 44, on June 10 ...

Producer Menace Says Future Hit Desiigner With Copyright Infringement for "Panda"
XXL Magazine - 2017-06-19
Update 2 (June 9, 11:03 p.m. EST): Mike Dean sent XXL the following statement: The kid lost the stems to the beat. It had some samples in the original from a film. I recreated some of the stems enough to patch up the beat and remove the samples.

Copyright: Author slammed N250m suit on Macmillan, UBEC
www.today.ng - 2017-06-17
A Canada based Nigerian author, Paulicap Okechukwu Okekeda, has slammed N250 million suit on Macmillan Publishing Company Nigeria Limited over an alleged infringement of his intellectual property and copyright. Joined as co-defendant in the suit filed on ...

Theft of intellectual property is a crime
SC Times - 2017-06-17
We all know copying is wrong. If someone else wrote it, designed it, sang it, filmed it, drew it or photographed it, it's wrong to copy their work. It's illegal. My 4th grade teacher never used the term "theft of intellectual property", but she made it ...

Dole steps up campaign vs child labor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-06-16
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is strengthening its monitoring of business establishments to prevent and stop child labor by 2025. Adeline de Castro, DOLE planning service director, said they were closely coordinating with government ...

Bello to review issuance of licenses of recruitment agencies
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-06-15
Bello III has assumed full authority in the licensing of overseas placement agencies, a function erstwhile delegated to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). In Administrative Order No. 241 series of 2017, Bello recalled a 1998 DOLE ...

DOLE lifts OFW deployment ban to Qatar
BusinessMirror. - 2017-06-15
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday lifted the deployment ban on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Qatar upon the recommendation of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) in the host country. Labor Secretary Silvestre H.

Pirate Bay can be held liable for copyright infringement, ECJ rules
The Inquirer - 2017-06-15
THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE (ECJ) has ruled that The Pirate Bay can be held liable for copyright infringement, despite not storing infringing material. The landmark ruling comes as part of a long-running dispute between the platform and Dutch anti-piracy ...

Funai, TiVo renew multi-region product and intellectual property licence
Rapid TV News - 2017-06-15
In an agreement that will see the global CE provider re-enter the Japanese market with entertainment products enhanced with its G-Guide, TiVo has renewed its multi-year product and intellectual property (IP) licence with Funai Electric. The move comes as ...

PRESS BRIEFING: in Room III, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will release its Global Innovation Index 2017
United Nations Regional Information Centre - 2017-06-15
Co-published by WIPO, Cornell University and INSEAD, the report provides an annual ranking of the innovation capabilities and performance of economies around the world. Speakers: Francis Gurry, WIPO Director General; Soumitra Doutta, Dean, Cornell College ...

Pirate Bay could face charges of copyright infringement after European court ruling
Mirror - 2017-06-14
The Pirate Bay may have to amend its file-sharing practices after Europe's top court said it may be breaking copyright rules by helping users download films, TV shows and music for free. File-sharing websites such as Pirate Bay and Torrentz have angered ...

Pirate Bay liable for copyright, says ECJ
BBC - 2017-06-14
The Pirate Bay can be held liable for copyright infringement, which could signal "the end" of the platform, according to a European Court of Justice ruling. The ruling is part of a long-running dispute between the platform and Dutch anti-piracy group ...

DOLE calls for joint efforts vs. child labor in conflict areas
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-06-14
MANILA, June 15 -- Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III called on other agencies of government and civic organizations to jointly intensify efforts in combating child labor in conflict areas following reports that children were embroiled in forced labor ...

PH, Mexico exploring free trade, currency pacts
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-06-14
MANILA, June 15 -- Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has raised the possibility of a free trade pact along with bilateral agreements on currency and taxation harmonization between the Philippines and Mexico, which is our 19th largest export market and ...

Judge Overturns Jury's Verdict That 'Jersey Boys' Is a Copyright Infringement
Hollywood Reporter - 2017-06-14
The story of The Four Seasons, the 1960s pop group with mob connections and a long string of hits, was incredible enough to power Jersey Boys. A lawsuit over the creation of that mega-successful theatrical production is astonishing in its own right, with a ...

Pirate Bay might infringe copyright after all, European court rules
CNet - 2017-06-14
The top European court has ruled the Pirate Bay could be held liable for copyright infringement by users illegally sharing films, TV shows and other content. Although it is already widely blocked in countries including the UK and Australia, the Pirate ...

Government caravan for child-labor free community goes to New Bataan
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-06-14
DAVAO CITY, June 14 (PIA) - A convergence of various government services centering on child protection will be brought tomorrow (June 15) to a barangay in the municipality of New Bataan, Compostela Valley Province to provide assistance to 200 children ...

Tillerson: North Korea releases US citizen Otto Warmbier
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-06-13
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says that North Korea has released Otto Warmbier, an American serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor for alleged anti-state acts. Tillerson says that Warmbier is on his way back to the U.S. to be re ...

Create it REAL combats 3D printing copyright issues with new FDM, SLA platform
3ders.org - 2017-06-12
Create it REAL, a 3D printing company based in Aalborg, Denmark, says it has developed a platform that will allow companies and designers to more easily protect their 3D models from copyright infringement and ensure their quality and printability.

BPO HORIZONS INC.
jobstreet.com.ph - 2017-06-12
Our Team is composed of Members from different organizations like Association of Certified Public Accountant in Public Practice (ACPAPP), Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), Board of Accountancy (BOA), Asian Institute of Taxation ...

Amway sues insurance providers over denial of claims tied to copyright settlement
MiBiz - 2017-06-12
ADA -- A new chapter has opened in a two-decade-long legal saga over allegations of copyright infringement against the parent company of Amway Corp. Major record labels, music industry groups and other parties first sued the direct-selling giant in 1996 ...

Sandigan affirms dismissal of Kentex fire case vs Gatchalian
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-06-11
Other pertinent rules include Joint Memorandum Circular No. 1, which allowed local government units to issue "temporary" permits pending compliance with other requirements, and the Bureau of Fire Protection Operational Procedures Manual, which provides ...

House OKs bill allowing in-city resettlement
BusinessMirror. - 2017-06-11
These are the departments of Labor and Employment, Social Welfare and Development, and Science and Technology, and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, and the Philippine Trade and Training Center. The bill said the LGUs, in coordination ...

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