Lawmen confiscate P86.5M bogus shoes
The Daily Tribune - 2017-03-24
Moreover, the NBI is now preparing charges for violation of Republic Act 8293 or the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines against the suspects after the seizure of the counterfeit products. In addition, the NBI bared the IPRD unit had already ...

Performance Management Contract Q&A
Mondaq - 2017-03-24
This case is also included in the Annual Report of the Supreme People's Court on Intellectual Property Cases (2009) as a leading precedent. Rulings in a series of subsequent similar cases were consistent with the Supreme Court precedent. In a lawsuit in ...

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood Lawsuit Against Kris Jenner Dismissed
JD Journal - 2017-03-24
Summary: After an undisclosed settlement, the Kim Kardashian: Hollywood lawsuit was dismissed this week. The copyright infringement case against Kris Jenner was dismissed this week. Following an undisclosed settlement, Just Games Interactive dropped ...

Supreme Court eliminates key defense in many patent infringement suits
JD Supra - 2017-03-24
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (2014), which held that laches is inapplicable for copyright infringement, a provision similar to Section 286 of the Patent Act. Justice Alito, writing for the majority, explored the historical basis of the laches defense and its ...

Popular file-sharing site Pirate Bay still blocked
USA Today - 2017-03-23
Cogent took the action to comply with a court order in Spain in February that is unrelated to copyright infringement. The company had no comment. Sites such as Pirate Bay are often called torrent sites because they are used to download relatively large ...

California Upgrades Tool for Searching Deceased Celebrities' Intellectual Property Filings
Government Technology - 2017-03-23
Celebrities and e-government are not two subjects you often hear in the same sentence, with rare exceptions. The California Secretary of State's Office on Tuesday announced upgrades to an online search engine for "successor-in-interest" filings -- claim ...

Ampio Updates Intellectual Property and Regulatory Exclusivity Strategy to Support the Commercialization of Ampion(TM)
Yahoo Finance - 2017-03-23
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AMPE) announces the issuance of China Patent No 102210852 B for the production of an active ingredient of Ampion(TM), which completes the intellectual property ...

Punitive interest
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-23
Thus, there is no reason an additional 20-percent interest should be imposed. The power of taxation is sometimes called also the power to destroy. Therefore, it should be exercised with caution to minimize injury to the proprietary rights of a taxpayer.

Court penalises Bhojpuri producer for frivolous copyright claim before 'Phillauri' release
Mid Day - 2017-03-23
With just three days left for its release, Anushka Sharma's Phillauri found itself in legal wrangle as Bhojpuri actor-producer filed a copyright infringement case against the rom-com in the Bombay High Court. The court, however, did not entertain the ...

Protect IP rights before going overseas, companies urged
ECNS - 2017-03-23
Chinese companies with aspirations to go global should ensure their intellectual property rights are protected before expanding into overseas markets, a top IPR expert said. Chen Hongbing, head of the World Intellectual Property Organization's China office ...

'Zootopia' lawsuit claims Disney stole original idea from 'Total Recall' screenwriter
Los Angeles Times - 2017-03-23
Goldman and his lawyers declined to comment. The plaintiff is claiming copyright infringement and breach of confidence, among other allegations. Hollywood is rife with lawsuits brought by writers claiming that their ideas were stolen. In the recent past ...

People & Events
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-03-23
The first leg of the PCOO roadshow took place in Davao City in January this year while the other legs in Zamboanga, Baguio and Cebu followed as part ... RCY Award was given to Lorreine Alag of Philippine Normal University Visayas CRCY, Lady Dorothy Elli ...

Immigrants deported under Obama share stories of terror and rights violations
Philstar - 2017-03-23
(The Conversation) Although it is difficult to get exact numbers, some estimates show Immigration and Customs Enforcement home raids have never resulted in more than 30,000 apprehensions in any given year. At that rate, it could take 366 years for ...

SCA Hygiene v. First Quality Baby Products: Laches Defense Limited in Patent Infringement Cases
JD Supra - 2017-03-23
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., 572 U. S. __ (2014), which held that laches cannot defeat a copyright infringement damages claim brought within the period prescribed by the Copyright Act's statute of limitations, also applies to Section 286 of the Patent Act.

Disney's 'Zootopia' at Issue in Infringement Suit
Investopedia - 2017-03-22
According to media reports, Gary Goldman, a veteran Hollywood screenwriter and producer whose films include "Total Recall" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and "Minority Report" starring Tom Cruise, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit Tuesday in a ...

MBHB Snippets: A review of developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 15, Issue 1
JD Supra - 2017-03-22
In 2011, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act ("AIA") established new post-issuance procedures for challenging the validity of a granted patent before the Patent Trials and Appeal Board ("PTAB" or "Board"). Inter partes reviews ("IPRs") and ...

DOJ to conduct preliminary probe on Mighty Corp. tax evasion case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-22
The Department of Justice (DOJ) will conduct a preliminary investigation on the P9.564 billion tax evasion complaint filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) against controversial cigarette maker Mighty Corporation and its officials for allegedly ...

Give me a ┬ę! Supreme Court rules cheerleader uniforms can be copyrighted
CNN Money - 2017-03-22
That ruling by the Supreme Court came Wednesday in a copyright infringement case between two cheer uniform makers. Varsity Brands, the cheer industry leader, sued the much smaller Star Athletica for copying the design of its uniforms. "The designs are ...

Disney's Zootopia Hit With Copyright Lawsuit One Month After Winning Oscar for Best Animated Film
Brunei Direct - 2017-03-22
The suit by Gary's Esplanade Production Inc. alleges copyright infringement, breach of implied-in-fact contact, breach of confidence and unfair competition. According to court documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Gary and his legal team cite ...

Pakistan and China team up to promote intellectual property rights
Daily Times - 2017-03-22
ISLAMABAD: A five-member Chinese delegation of State Intellectual Property Rights Organisation (SIPO) on Tuesday showed keen interest in gearing up ties with Pakistani counterparts for the promotion of intellectual property rights (IPRs). Welcoming the ...

PTAB Upholds Biogen Drug Patent In Hedge Fund Challenge
Law 360 - 2017-03-22
Law360, New York (March 21, 2017, 3:24 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Tuesday upheld a Biogen patent covering multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera in an inter partes review requested by the Coalition for Affordable Drugs, a group started by ...

Supreme Court Shuts the Door on Patent Laches
National Law Review - 2017-03-22
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (2014) that laches cannot defeat a claim for copyright infringement damages brought within the rolling three-year limitations period prescribed by the Copyright Act. The Court reasoned in S.C.A. Hygiene that, because 35 U.S.C ...

Moleculin Leukemia Drug Gets Orphan Status (MBRX)
Investopedia - 2017-03-22
The coveted status allows many incentives to drug makers, including expedited FDA drug approval, no restrictions on fixing drug prices for treating any of the 7,000 rare diseases, seven years of exclusive rights to the marketplace even if the drug patent ...

Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Intellectual Property: their relevance for the development of Colombia
Lexology - 2017-03-21
Biotechnology has emerged as one of the most forward-looking fields of science in recent decades, and a large number of nations have set their sights on it as a long-term development pillar, given its wide range of applications and the leapfrogging of ...

Sugarboy, Kiss Daniel to be sued for alleged copyright infringement
Premium Times - 2017-03-21
Barely 24 hours after the release of their single, "Kilamity", G-Worldwide acts, Sugarboy and Kiss Daniel, could be sued for copyright infringement. The Pop-Dancehall track which quickly garnered the attention of fans is now the centre of a planned ...

DOJ issues immigration lookout order vs suspect in Cebu road-rage shooting
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-21
THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued an immigration lookout bulletin order (Ilbo) against David Go Lim Jr., the primary suspect in the alleged Cebu road-rage-shooting incident. Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II ordered Immigration ...

Pangilinan to Pimentel: Who are you to tell us what to do?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-21
Gary Alejano. "Koko et al stripped us of our committee chairmanships for not toeing the admin line on extrajudicial killings, the Marcos burial, the Lasca├▒as and BID (Bureau of Immigration) hearings and then he expects us to denounce the impeachment ...

Disney slapped with copyright infringement lawsuit over Oscar-winning animated film Zootopia
The Week Magazine - 2017-03-21
On Tuesday, production company Esplanade Productions filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Walt Disney Pictures for its animated film Zootopia. The suit alleges screenwriter and producer Gary Goldman, who has worked on projects including Total ...

Publish or Perish? The Balance Between Public Disclosure and IP Protection in Scientific Research
JD Supra - 2017-03-20
However, public disclosures can destroy intellectual property rights related to the work. Scientists and their attorneys need to strike a delicate balance between competing interests. The balance between publishing and protecting is relatively ...

Graphic health warnings, taxes make over 1M Pinoys quit smoking
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-20
In a press briefing on Monday, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said a number of tobacco control interventions, particularly taxation, has led to a significant drop in current smokers from 17 million in 2009 to 15.9 million in 2015. "This figure represents ...

Appeal Filed in Led Zeppelin 'Stairway to Heaven' Copyright Trial
Rolling Stone - 2017-03-20
The battle over "Stairway to Heaven" will rage on for at least one more chapter as the copyright infringement case heads to a federal appeals court. Credit: Mona Shafer Edwards Led Zeppelin Win in 'Stairway to Heaven' Trial Led Zeppelin 'Stairway' Verdict ...

Edico Genome Expands Intellectual Property Portfolio with an Additional Five Patents Issued for DRAGEN Platform
Yahoo Finance - 2017-03-20
SAN DIEGO, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Edico Genome, creator of the world's first processor designed to analyze next-generation sequencing data, today announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an additional five, foundational ...

Over 1M Pinoys have quit smoking - DOH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-20
In a press briefing, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said Monday that a number of tobacco control interventions, particularly tobacco taxation, have led to a significant drop in number of current smokers from 17 million (2009) to 15.9 million (2015).

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and intellectual property - an opportunity lost?
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2017-03-19
It is a surprise to many that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) contains extensive provisions on intellectual property rights. Those provisions, which were driven largely by the United States, advance U.S. intellectual property interests in ways that ...

Employers of PWDs should get more incentives--Pids study
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-19
The award-giving body can be created together with the departments of Labor and Employment and Interior and Local Government. "Then, a certain percentage of products and/or services needed by government offices should be purchased from these awarded ...

Clutter-free vision
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-19
In some organizations, the 5S program was adopted to get rid of the clutter in the workplace. In Philippine Airlines (PAL), we believe that Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize and Sustain are key drivers for enhanced efficiency in the workplace.

EU citizens in UK anxiously seek security before Brexit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-19
LONDON -- Sam Schwarzkopf, a German neuroscientist at University College London, was startled to receive a ... EU countries also have agreements that guarantee citizens can get medical treatment in other member states. Oxford University PhD student ...

Right People, Right Jobs, Right Time. The art and science of labor planning.
sas.com - 2017-03-19
That was the topic of a webcast sponsored by the Cornell University Center for Hospitality Research and SAS. This paper provides a summary of that webcast

Duterte urged: Drop Bello's new order
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-03-18
According to Tanjusay, Bello ignored the Philippine Labor Code provision that gives the labor secretary the power to prohibit and ban contractualization for good. Instead, he said, Bello interpreted the particular provision in favor of capitalists and ...

Dearth of good lawyers in the country on intellectual property rights: Expert
Times of India - 2017-03-18
Speaking at the inaugural function, Mahendra Bhandari, director (law) of SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai ... our cause of Intellectual Property Rights." "The hospitality industry misuses our traditions, symbols, rituals ...

13 minors rescued from cyber sex den
Tempo - 2017-03-18
NBI Anti-Human Trafficking Division chief Janet Francisco disclosed that the operation against the two women stemmed from the intelligence information shared by the United States Homeland Security Investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USHSI ...

NBI nabs 2 Cavite sisters for cybersex, child porn
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-17
Francisco noted that when the NBI acted on the information provided by the US Homeland Security Investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USHSI-ICE) that a woman in Cavite was offering underaged girls for sex, the siblings had closed a P20,000 ...

On This Day in Math - March 17
pballew.blogspot.com - 2017-03-17
VFR 1988 Apple Computer sues Microsoft Corporation for copyright infringement in its Windows design. After Apple developed a highly successful graphical user interface for its Macintosh computer released in 1984, Microsoft fought back with an operating ...

Kodi users could be threatened with 10 years in prison
Herald Scotland - 2017-03-17
that the copyright clause within the Bill criminalises minor copyright infringement. The Government wants to use the Bill to increase penalties for criminals running websites that allow people to download copyright-protected material. But the proposed ...

Unicolors Inc. accuses Miss Love, Zulily, others of copyright infringement
norcalrecord.com - 2017-03-16
LOS ANGELES - A Vernon business alleges one of its textile designs was used without its permission. Unicolors Inc. filed a complaint on March 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Miss Love Inc., Elizabeth Kang ...

Ten Pakistanis detained trying to reach Abu Sayyaf stronghold without papers
philippineslifestyle.com - 2017-03-16
They have now been turned over to the Bureau of Immigration. "They are currently under the custody of proper authorities as they failed to present any valid documents when our coast guard personnel requested their identification during the pre-departure ...

Principium Strategies Launched to Help Companies Protect Intellectual Property Assets
Yahoo Finance - 2017-03-16
The globally renowned IP law firm Ladas & Parry LLP announced today that it has combined its Watch Services division with Ladas Domains, its leading provider of domain registration and protection services, to form Principium Strategies. The new company ...

Chamber of Digital Commerce Forms the Blockchain Intellectual Property Council
Marketwired - 2017-03-16
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Mar 16, 2017) - The Chamber of Digital Commerce has formed the Blockchain Intellectual Property Council (BIPC), an initiative to promote innovation in blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) by addressing ...

Copyright Trolls Win Against Privacy in Sweden
nordvpn.com - 2017-03-16
That means that Njord will be able to send copyright infringement letters to the people who are formally in control of the IP addresses used for P2P file sharing. Tele2 and Bredbandsbolaget have also been singled out and will have to comply with any ...

TRAIN to transfer P170B annually from the rich to low-income groups
The Daily Tribune - 2017-03-16
To ensure it is properly understood and appreciated, he has initiated dialogues with local government and business sectors, and civil society and NGO leaders in key areas of the country. The TRAIN roadshow has now has over 90 consultation, the latest of ...

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