IRI celebrates first anniversary of Manila office
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-22
The newest seafarer documentation office provides Filipino seafarers the ability to receive their documents in a timely fashion. Personnel in the office have also participated in seminars within the seafaring community in Manila, particularly with local ...

Centurion University organized a workshop on Intellectual Property Rights in Electronics and IT Sectors
Orissa Diary - 2016-11-22
Many of the faculty are working on different sectors of Technology ... Dr.B.P. Mishra Dean School of Engineering and Technology, presented the vote of thanks to the dignitaries for gracing the occasion, to the participants and the organizing committee.

Exceed 2016: Integrating Holistic Development in the Business World
clickthecity.com - 2016-11-21
The Accounting Convention itself will be on November 26 and will conduct the following: open forums, sessions on Audit Simulation, Consulting and Advisory, Risk Assurance and Taxation and several talks about Personal Branding and Networking, Handling ...

Exceed 2016: Integrating Holistic Development in the Business World
clickthecity.com - 2016-11-21
The Accounting Convention itself will be on November 26 and will conduct the following: open forums, sessions on Audit Simulation, Consulting and Advisory, Risk Assurance and Taxation and several talks about Personal Branding and Networking, Handling ...

LTO: OFWs first in long line for license cards
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-11-19
Concerned OFWs need to submit supporting documents --their passport, employment contract, plane ticket and papers issued by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration or the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration-- to be prioritized, he added.

Yellen affirms interest-rate hike likely next month
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-18
With the labor market continuing to make progress and signs of rising inflation and wage gains recently, Yellen said at a congressional hearing that an increase in short-term interest rates "could well become appropriate relatively soon." She said ...

7 nabbed for illegal recruitment, estafa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-11-18
Rosario Christina Morales, and Alma Lubiran were nabbed in an entrapment operation in Binondo They were allegedly running a manpower company without license or approval from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Their clients went to ...

Fed. Circ. Affirms Generics' Win In Kidney Drug Patent Suit
Law 360 - 2016-11-18
Law360, New York (November 17, 2016, 8:07 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday upheld a win for generic-drug makers accused of infringing a Roxane Laboratories Inc. kidney medication patent, ruling a district court was right to find that the patent ...

7 nabbed for illegal recruitment, estafa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-11-18
Rosario Christina Morales, and Alma Lubiran were nabbed in an entrapment operation in Binondo They were allegedly running a manpower company without license or approval from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Their clients went to ...

Miriam College to appeal NLRC ruling
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-11-17
The school found to have illegally terminated two faculty members on flawed premises of economic losses expected from the roll out of the K-12 program on Thursday said it will appeal the ruling of a labor arbiter of the National Labor Relations Commission ...

Maroon and green
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-11-17
But it can also mean cowardice, and, for labor unions, treachery and betrayal ("yellow unions" being those that are controlled by management). Our obsession with yellow is so intense that the color is designated as an official color, which is why you ...

DAP receives Pakistani foreign study tour group
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-11-17
The other government agencies the NMC delegation visited are the National Economic and Development Authority, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council ...

Horrible service, too
Visayan Daily Star - 2016-11-17
Meanwhile, that was encouraging news about a pregnant woman in Iloilo, affected by the Zika virus, whose doctors say her still unborn baby ... has given a lot of jobs to our people, especially our college graduates. What if Trump was serious about his ...

Supreme Court Denies Cert in Lamictal Pay-For-Delay Litigation
JD Supra - 2016-11-16
SmithKline Beecham Corp., 791 F.3d 388 (3d Cir. 2015). As a result, the law in the Third Circuit is that non-cash payments made by the holder of a drug-patent to an infringer -- to settle litigation over validity or infringement -- may in some cases ...

10 Key Intellectual Property Issues for M&A Deals
JD Supra - 2016-11-16
Intellectual property (IP) assets often constitute the most significant component of technology sector businesses. As a result, IP legal issues are of crucial importance in merger and acquisition transactions. There are several key issues that should be ...

Farmers want raffle of Luisita lands stopped
Philstar - 2016-11-16
A bloody dispersal by the military and police against striking workers of the United Luisita Workers Union and the Central Azucarera de Tarlac Labor Union in 2004 left seven farm workers killed and more than a hundred others wounded. "Twelve years have ...

Prince label accuses Jay Z company of copyright infringement
CNN Money - 2016-11-16
Prince's estate is suing Jay Z's entertainment company for copyright infringement. Prince's companies NPG Records and NPG Music Publishing say the Jay Z multimedia company, Roc Nation, is streaming dozens of Prince songs through the Tidal music service ...

NLRC orders Miriam College to reinstate their wrongly retrenched professors
Bulatlat - 2016-11-16
MANILA -- It was another victory for groups opposing the implementation of the K to 12 program as retrenched professors from Miriam College won the case they filed before the National Labor ... directed Miriam College administration to pay backwages ...

Schools in Region 12 urged to get assistance for personnel displaced by K-12
Mindanews - 2016-11-16
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 November) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE ... delaying the entry of students to the tertiary or college level. It covers Kindergarten and 12 years of basic education, comprising six years of primary ...

IPOPHL wants 2-year cap in litigation of IP cases
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-16
The alternative dispute resolution services of the IPOPHL is lodged under its Bureau of Legal Affairs, which this office handles inter partes cases (IPC) and intellectual-property violation (IPV) cases. IPCs comprise of oppositions to application for the ...

Pinoys with intellectual disability swim against tide of prejudices
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-16
THE story of Magiting at the NYC is just one of many in a sea of disappointment and unfair labor treatment being experienced by persons with intellectual disability (PWIDs). A quick scan of the web site of the National Council for Disability Affairs (NCDA ...

Rainmaker Q&A: WilmerHale's Michael Summersgill
Law 360 - 2016-11-15
Summersgill has litigated intellectual property cases throughout the country, and has argued multiple appeals, including in the Federal Circuit and Ninth Circuit. Among recent victories, Summersgill: represented a global car manufacturer in a four-patent ...

Of patterns and linkages
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-15
Part of the plan is to review the current taxation and financial schemes for ship owners, to encourage local production. In fact, the seventh-largest shipbuilder in the world in terms of volume, may be joining the bandwagon. The Japanese company recently ...

Malaysian caught with 4.6 kilos of cocaine at Naia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-11-15
The NAIA Drug Interdiction Task Group arrested Nasiruddin at about 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Naia Terminal 1. Bureau of Immigration commissioner Jaime Morente said 216 pieces of high grade cocaine in pellet form weighing 4.617.5 kilos were found hidden among ...

Chinese Court Upholds Tech Co.'s IP Rights Arbitration Award
Law 360 - 2016-11-14
A Chinese court has opted not to overturn an arbitration award issued to a Sinosoft Technology Group Ltd. subsidiary following a dispute with Hong Kong-based Janful Ltd. over the assignment of intellectual property rights associated with certain software ...

Intellectual Property Under A Donald Trump Presidency
Law 360 - 2016-11-14
Law360, New York (November 14, 2016, 4:16 PM EST) -- Last week brought about a significant upset in American politics with the election of President-elect Donald Trump. Intellectual property practitioners and owners alike have a stake in trying to predict ...

Vitamin Health's False Ad Fight Not Covered, 6th Circ. Told
Law 360 - 2016-11-14
"Vitamin Health would have this court re-write the exclusion, effectively replacing the broad language of the exclusion with a different, narrow exclusion that would cover 'only those claims which seek damages for the same intellectual property violation ...

Investors worry over illegal drug campaign
Inquirer - 2016-11-14
The Philippines is poised to sustain robust economic ... and improving infrastructure and the business climate," and the administration is seeking to fulfill its campaign promises through the 10-point socioeconomic agenda, according to the report ...

Lawmaker eyes transfer of passport issuance to Immigration
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-14
A CONGRESSMAN from Mindanao on Monday said he would file a bill to remove from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) the task of issuing passports and transfer it instead to the Bureau of Immigration (BI). "The expertise of the Department of Foreign ...

Robots threaten jobs in poor countries--Unctad
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-13
"The increased use of robots in developed countries risks eroding the traditional labor-cost advantage of developing countries," the policy brief said. "The share of occupations that could experience significant automation is actually higher in ...

TAXATION LAW
lawphil.net - 2016-11-13
Within the premises of the Hospital, the Association constructed the St. Michael's Medical Arts Center (Center) which will house medical ... to reacquire Philippine citizenship under RA 9225. His mother left him a lot and building in Makati City and ...

Samsung likely to unveil Galaxy X smartphone in 2017
Economic Times - 2016-11-12
SEOUL: Battling with multiple issues like the discontinuation of Galaxy Note 7, recall of 2.8 million exploding washing machines and corruption scandal, South Korean giant Samsung has reportedly filed a patent with the Korean Intellectual Property Office ...

From Samsung's foldable smartphone patent to WhatsApp's new security feature
Daily News and Analysis - 2016-11-12
Various websites specializing in Samsung news and rumors report that the manufacturer has filed a patent at the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) that could be a sign of what's in store from the firm's upcoming folding smartphone, Read more here.

DJ Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars Get "Funked" With New Copyright Suit Over "Uptown Funk"
JD Supra - 2016-11-12
On Friday, October 28, 2016, musicians Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars were hit with a copyright infringement suit based on their wildly popular hit "Uptown Funk." The plaintiffs, consisting of one living member and the estates of the 1980s funk group ...

Energy Sector Alert Series: Energy Companies With Trade Secrets - Welcome to the DTSA
JD Supra - 2016-11-11
Lawyers from across the firm are discussing issues ranging from cybersecurity, antitrust and intellectual property to the impact of both Brexit and the presidential election on the energy industry. Read our recent publications, including articles from a ...

Upcoming changes in requirements for service providers to benefit from DMCA safe harbor: consider these key steps
JD Supra - 2016-11-11
an agent registered with the US Copyright Office to receive notices alleging copyright infringement. Last week, the Copyright Office adopted a new set of rules governing the registration and maintenance of designated agent information that will require ...

Fear of recession gives way to hope for short-term economic boost in US
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-11
Fitch Ratings on Wednesday cast doubt on whether corporations "would boost investment in response to a tax cut as investment growth has been slow despite strong profitability and a recent boom in corporate borrowing." US corporations are sitting on ...

Thailand Opens Specialized Court of Appeals for Appealed Labour Cases
Lexology - 2016-11-11
As previously explained in our alert earlier this year, "New Development in Thai Labour Court System", the Specialized Court of Appeals (the Court) will have the jurisdiction to handle intellectual property cases, tax cases, bankruptcy cases, juveniles and ...

Labor dispute eyed in slay try on Pasig engineer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-11-10
A civil engineer was shot and wounded by a lone gunman inside a parking lot in Barangay Manggahan, Pasig City, on Thursday morning. Joshua Batac, 38, was at the parking lot of the Medium Rise Housing-National Housing Authority office on Kaginhawaan ...

PHL should brace for full impact of Nitaqat to Saudi OFWs-lawmaker
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-10
Party-list Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III of ACTS-OFW filed a resolution following the recent announcement from the Ministry of Labor and Social Development on the plans of the Saudi government to "nationalize" its health workers. Saudization, or the Saudi ...

Dinsmore Adds 4 Partners In Ohio, Pa., W. Va. Offices
Law 360 - 2016-11-09
Law360, New York (November 9, 2016, 2:18 PM EST) -- Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has added four attorneys with experience in employment, intellectual property and mergers and acquisitions matters as partners in its offices in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia ...

Trump triumphs over Clinton
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-11-09
He cast immigration, both from Latin America and the Middle East, as the root of the problems plaguing many Americans and tapped into fears of terrorism emanating at home and abroad. Republicans control Congress Trump will take office with Congress fully ...

Clarifying local business taxes on holding companies
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-09
The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has recently released several decisions involving different holding companies questioning the applicability of local business tax on dividend income. Most, if not all, raise a central question in their petitions: Are dividend ...

Canada immigration site crashes as momentum builds for Trump
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-09
The government of Canada immigration and citizenship web site crashed on Tuesday night, presumably under the weight of anxious Americans worried about their status under a Trump presidency. A spokesman for that office did not immediately return a request ...

Negros sugar mill workers show sorry state of contractual workers
Bulatlat - 2016-11-09
Nearly all of the 19 cities in the island-region have sugar mills, making Negros the largest sugar-producing region in the Philippines. Its sugar plantations grew by 50.97 percent to 183,051 hectares in 2012, up ... business owners get workers from service ...

Negros Oriental
Visayan Daily Star - 2016-11-09
and mostly individuals have so far signified their intention to join the anti-Marcos gathering at 5 p.m. today at the flagpole area of the East Quadrangle of Silliman University. The activity is to protest the SC decision allowing the Marcos burial at the ...

Planning workhop for former OFWs set
baguiomidlandcourier.com.ph - 2016-11-09
The first Migrants Day celebration on June 2017 will be their first exercise. The Department of Labor and Employment provincial office, meanwhile, expressed its support to the undertaking. Leonardo Doguil of DOLE provincial office said it is willing to ...

Labor arbiter junks complaint vs TV network
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-09
of the Labor Code, as amended. Pasignajen-Ay-Ad said the implementation of said redundancy program was "not done in haste and not without proper basis" and that a "reasonable criteria were, indeed, established in determining what positions would be ...

Winery Sues NJ Turnpike Authority to Defend Right to Use Highway Sign in Logo
njlawjournal.com - 2016-11-08
The dispute highlights a spate of cases where government entities have acted to trademark intellectual property. The Garden State Parkway logo was registered with the U.S. Patent and Trade Office, but the lawyers for Old York Cellars argue that the statute ...

IP Atty Says Ex-Partner Can't Arbitrate Trade Secrets Row
Law 360 - 2016-11-08
Law360, Los Angeles (November 8, 2016, 4:52 PM EST) -- A California intellectual property attorney on Monday urged a federal judge not to send to arbitration his trade secrets suit accusing his former partner of taking valuable client information to a new ...

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