Negros Oriental
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-05-06
A bargaining deadlock continues between Silliman University and its SU Faculty Union in Dumaguete ... but the program is also open to "drug surrenderers". Encarnita Cadile, who is in charge of the CSWDO's aftercare for recovering drug dependents ...

IP Trials with Less Tribulation: New Federal Court Guidelines Promote Cooperation and Efficiency
JD Supra - 2017-05-05
This week's most noteworthy development is not a single case--it is a practice direction that will govern how all complex intellectual property cases will be tried. The new Trial Management Guidelines formalize trial management practices that several ...

Singapore Copyright Infringement Cannot Extend to Directories
Lexology - 2017-05-05
The Court of Appeal decision in Global Yellow Pages Ltd v Promedia Directories Pte Ltd [2017] SGCA 28 affirmed the decision of the High Court dated 28th January 2016 - ruling in favour of Promedia Directories ("the Defendant") and dismissing Global ...

Acapellago & other choirs join Madz et al for ASEAN
Philstar - 2017-05-05
Formed on Aug. 8, 1967, the ASEAN is an organization composed of 10 Southeast Asian countries created to promote ... May 28, 2:30 PM, Laos: BSU Saring Himig; Imus Institute of Science and Technology Chorale Groups; Letran Templar Singing Ambassadors ...

The Premier League Kindly Requests Google De-List All Of Facebook Over Copyright Infringement Claims
Tech Dirt - 2017-05-04
If ever there was a thing that the founding fathers were incapable of foreseeing as they created the foundational law of the United States, certainly that thing must have been how the chief tool used in copyright enforcement has become automated bots used ...

Does Intellectual Property Rights system work in Ghana?
Ghana Web - 2017-05-04
"Does that "thing" work in Ghana? I mean that Intellectual Property thing", my friend Dzifa asked me innocently. I smiled. It was not an unusual question. Intellectual property generally refers to creations of the mind or intellect. We are all ...

Aboitiz Equity Ventures net income drops 7% in Q1 2017
The Daily Tribune - 2017-05-04
infrastructure and land strategic business units (SBUs) were at 22 percent, six percent, four pecent and one percent, respectively. Consolidated earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) was P12.7 billion, recording an increase ...

10 Years in Jail for UK Copyright Pirates
www.bestvpn.com - 2017-05-04
At that time, the IPO made the case that the discipline available for copyright infringement (under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988) was too lenient to deter pirates. The new law brings the punishment for online piracy into line with already ...

Copyright infringement now punishable with up to 10 years in jail
The Inquirer - 2017-05-04
THE DIGITAL ECONOMY BILL is now law in the UK having gained the royal ascent necessary to become so last weekend, and with that comes the ability for the government to throw copyright pirates in jail for up to a decade. While the overzealous new rules were ...

BRIEF-DorsaVi Ltd issued with first patent for body orientation intellectual property
Reuters - 2017-05-04
* Has been issued with its first patent for its body orientation intellectual property Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles Next In Healthcare MORE FROM REUTERS Sponsored Content

New Intellectual Property Considerations and Risks for Autonomous Vehicles
JD Supra - 2017-05-03
The Situation: Technology outside the usual realm of auto manufacturers will be required to develop and produce autonomous vehicles. The Result: While automotive industry participants have historically been hesitant to sue each other over possible patent ...

Chinese Broadcaster Alleges Massive Copyright Theft -- in the U.S.
Variety - 2017-05-03
But in an interesting twist, a Chinese company has filed an $80 million suit alleging rampant piracy in the U.S. On Wednesday, Sky Link TV filed a massive copyright infringement claim against iTalkBB, an over-the-top provider geared to Chinese immigrants ...

More than 400 find jobs at fair held in QC
The Daily Tribune - 2017-05-03
More than 400 of the 7,000 job seekers who attended the Labor Day mega job fair held at the Quezon City Hall and Fisher Mall have found employment opportunities. Some 362 applicants were hired on the spot for local employment while 98 applicants were ...

DO 174 and the decline of unionism
BusinessMirror. - 2017-05-03
Employers, on the other hand, argue that business can not survive ... Why the phenomenal growth of labor or service contracting? Economic globalization is the answer given by Dr. Bach Macaraya, a professor of the UP School of Labor and Industrial Relations.

Immigration adopts new 9-hour workday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-05-03
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has adopted a new and shorter work schedule following the discontinuance of the payment of overtime fees of its employees. Immigration Commissioner Jaime H. Morente said BI employees assigned at the main office and field ...

Philippine Bar Exam Results November 2016, List of Passers and Topnotchers
Zeibiz - 2017-05-03
The November 2016 Philippine Bar Exam Result is expected to be released ... A total of 6,344 aspiring lawyers took the 2016 Bar Examination held at the University of Santo Tomas last year. The examination were given in four Sundays of November.

No Manila-based school in 2016 top 10 bar exam passers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-05-03
Under Rule 138, Section 9 of the Rules of Court, the coverage of the Bar Examinations includes the following subjects: Political Law and Public International Law (15%), Labor and Social Legislation (10%), Civil Law (15%), Taxation (10%), Mercantile Law (15 ...

Managing an Intellectual Property Portfolio
JD Supra - 2017-05-02
One of the most useful and valuable assets a company can possess are intellectual property (IP) rights. IP rights are intangible assets that can be leveraged just like physical assets because they have value. IP rights take many forms including patents ...

Court confirms exception to copyright protection for seismic data
Financial Post - 2017-05-02
The defendants, including a wide array of industry players and government entities, responded that copyright did not exist in the data and that, in any event, the regulatory regime was a complete answer to the copyright infringement claims.

Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Seeking Alpha - 2017-05-02
I mean I think, in a perfect world, the broader tax reform would be tremendously beneficial to us. And we would - so we're eager to see some variation of some plans be implemented, because we're an asset-intensive business. Most variations of those plans ...

The Labor Movement: Impact of Herrera law after 28 years
BusinessMirror. - 2017-05-02
In Photo: Hundreds of protesters march from Agham Road in Quezon City to Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila on Labor Day. NINETEEN years of representing workers in various courts have taught Federation of Free Workers (FFW) President Sonny Matula the difficulty ...

Negros Oriental
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-05-02
Department of Labor and Employment director Joel Gonzales of the Negros Island Region said he hopes that the job fairs in Bacolod City and Negros Oriental yesterday would trim down the 5.4 percent unemployment rate in the island, with 12,766 job ...

Eminem copyright lawsuit against New Zealand political party begins
Southeast Missourian - 2017-05-02
He said that by pursuing the case, they are showing they take copyright infringement around the world seriously. He said the political views of the National Party were not a factor: "We are Americans and we don't know about politics in New Zealand," he said.

Political ads a risky use for music, court told in Eminem song copyright case
Stuff - 2017-05-02
Another US company, Martin Affiliated, had the right to negotiate licensing deals and take action over copyright infringement. The company's principal, Joel Martin, said the National Party would not have been permitted to use Lose Yourself for any ...

Guess the Name of the Hotel the Eagles Are Suing for Copyright Infringement
SPIN - 2017-05-02
The Eagles want a cut of whatever an decades-old hotel called "Hotel California Baja" in Mexico is making. As Reuters reports, the band is suing the 11-room Todos Santos hotel in a Los Angeles court for "actively encourag[ing]" their patrons to ...

Court Rules Sprint Failed to Show Adequate Evidence of Infringement
New York Law Journal - 2017-05-01
While Sprint offered evidence that an unauthorized retailer found liable for copyright infringement for selling iPhones intended for Sprint's network was "not always on the up-and-up," that was not enough to show Sprint was entitled to damages, a federal ...

Legal Bytes: Explaining the taxation of intellectual property
nydailyrecord.com - 2017-05-01
What is considered "intellectual property" for tax purposes? The Internal Revenue Code (the "Code") has a rather expansive definition of intellectual property, which includes patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, software, contractual ...

Labor Day: Workers rage but no effigy burning
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-05-01
"There are no effigies of President Duterte because we believe that our engagements with him on issues concerning basic rights are still continuing," said Sheena Duazo, secretary general of Bagong Alyansyang Makabayan (Bayan) in Southern Mindana

Eminem Copyright Lawsuit Against New Zealand Political Party Begins
NBC San Diego - 2017-05-01
He said that by pursuing the case, they are showing they take copyright infringement around the world seriously. He said the political views of the National Party were not a factor: "We are Americans and we don't know about politics in New Zealand," he said.

Rapper Eminem's copyright lawsuit against a New Zealand political party has begun
Business Insider - 2017-05-01
He said that by pursuing the case, they are showing they take copyright infringement around the world seriously. He said the political views of the National Party were not a factor: "We are Americans and we don't know about politics in New Zealand," he said.

Tugade: safety, volume, transparency key to sustain Davao-GenSan-Bitung route
Mindanews - 2017-05-01
On customer satisfaction, Tugade explained the need to "pay attention to the details of processing time." He added that immigration and customs officials from both countries are checking the process it is shortened, transparent and accountable.

No decent paying jobs for working women in the Philippines
Bulatlat - 2017-04-30
It is much worse in the provinces where seven out of 10 are considered poor, such as in Lanao del Sur. Half of the population in Maguindanao, Northern Samar, Saranggani, Sulu, Bukidnon and Zamboanga del Norte ... 18.9 percent in agriculture.

Cooperatives protest planned removal of tax exemptions, release of credit info
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-04-30
On April 17, BBCCC issued a resolution opposing the proposed repeal of Articles 60 and 61 of RA No. 9520, through the tax reform measures. Article 60 prescribes that "duly registered cooperatives ... which do not transact any business with nonmembers or ...

DID YOU KNOW: Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-04-30
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) was established by virtue of Executive Order No. 797 signed on May 1, 1982 by then President Ferdinand Marcos. The executive order integrated the functions of the Overseas Employment Development ...

Labor woes
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-04-30
In 2015, for instance, labor groups petitioned for an increase of P136 a day for minimum-wage earners in Metro Manila, but the government approved ... sending two children to college, and socializing with family and friends. The survey showed that 79.2 ...

Presidents Duterte and Widodo launch Davao-GenSan-Bitung shipping route
Mindanews - 2017-04-30
The greater connectivity, Lopez said, will broaden the expansion of trade among the ASEAN countries. Lopez named the Aboitiz-led Pilmico, CDO Foodsphere Inc., San Miguel Corporation, Frankilin Baker, Unilever, FEMSA Coca Cola, and ACS Manufacturing as the ...

President Duterte to lead Labor Day rites in Davao
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-04-29
During the celebratory activities a house and lot from the Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) and 15 tricycle units from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), and Employees ...

DOLE suspends exemptions of direct hire OFWs
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-04-28
Bello issued the order following reports that some employees of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) have been extorting money from OFWs in exchange for the processing of exemptions from the direct hire ban. "We are strictly ...

23,017 jobs up for grab in Labor Day fair
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-04-28
BAGUIO CITY, April 28- - Some twenty three thousand seventeen jobs will be up for grab by job seekers during the institutionalized Labor Day jobs fair at the Baguio Convention Center on Monday, May 1, 2017. Jose L. Atanacio, Executive Assistant IV and ...

23,017 jobs up for grab in Labor Day fair
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-04-28
The Labor Day jobs fair is being spearheaded by the local government, the Cordillera Offices of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-CAR), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration ...

7 VIPs to arrive in PH on Friday for ASEAN Summit
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-04-28
Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente says, special lanes have been set up at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to quickly process the entry of delegates to the ASEAN summit and related meetings.

PSA prepares for building structures geo-tagging activity
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-04-28
The information collected shall be kept strictly confidential and shall not be used for purposes of taxation, investigation or regulation as provided under Article 55 of Republic Act 10625. (PSA-Caraga/PIA-Caraga) The Philippine Information Agency (PIA ...

Generic Drug Patent Cases Fell By One-Third In 2016: Report
Law 360 - 2017-04-27
Law360, New York (April 27, 2017, 6:59 PM EDT) -- The number of patent suits over generic drugs filed in 2016 dropped by 32.5 percent over the previous year, according to a report released on Thursday by Lex Machina, a decline that an attorney says may be ...

Khloe Kardashian hit with copyright infringement lawsuit
New York Daily News - 2017-04-27
A paparazzi photo agency is presenting an unfortunate picture against Khloe Kardashian in a new copyright lawsuit. Xposure Photos is suing the reality star for allegedly posting one of their pictures of her on Instagram account without crediting them or ...

BI nabs man wanted for economic crimes in China
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-04-27
The Bureau of Immigration apprehended Weng Wenmin, 51, just before he was about to board a flight to Hong Kong last Tuesday. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said the fugitive was intercepted at the immigration departure area of the Naia Terminal 3.

Khloé Kardashian Sued by Paparazzi Agency for Copyright Infringement
People - 2017-04-27
Khloé Kardashian is facing a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against her by photo agency, Xposure Photos (UK) Ltd., who is accusing her of posting one of their photos to her Instagram account without their permission. According to court documents ...

Missing rights for the poorest and most numerous
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-27
In 2011, the Climate Change Congress of the Philippines or CCCP (2011) identified the following as among the poorest IS/IE households: The big question is: Are the IS/IE workers covered by the Labor Code of the Philippines? The big answer is: They are not.

Chinese media unite against news copyright infringement
China - 2017-04-27
Ten of China's major news agencies and websites formed a union in Beijing on Wednesday in order to provide better copyright protection for the media. The union was set up at a conference on internet copyright protection, where a declaration of the union ...

Companies ordered to pay for Doraemon copyright infringement
China Economic Net - 2017-04-27
Two companies in eastern China have been ordered to pay 130,000 yuan (18,878 U.S. dollars) in compensation for copyright infringement of the popular Japanese cartoon character Doraemon. A Shanghai-based company, which owns the copyright on the Chinese ...

For World 'Intellectual Property' Day, A Reading From Thomas Macaulay
Tech Dirt - 2017-04-27
As we mentioned recently, today is "World Intellectual Property Day," an event put together by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to promote ever greater protectionism and mercantilism in favor of copyright holders and patent holders ...

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