Immigration arrests rise sharply as a Trump mandate is carried out
BusinessMirror. - 2017-05-18
In Photo: Guadalupe GarcĂ­a de Rayos (second from right) reunites with her children, Angel, 16, and Jacqueline, 14, who are US citizens, at a soup kitchen for the deported in Nogales, Mexico, on February 9. Immigration arrests rose 38 percent in the first ...

Proposed auto excise-tax rates
BusinessMirror. - 2017-05-18
It is easy to blame the local automotive industry for the worsening traffic situation and use taxation as a convenient tool to justify curtailing demand and, therefore, solving the traffic problem particularly in Metro Manila. However, it is perhaps better ...

Nine Expert Tips To Protect Your Business From Intellectual Property Theft
Forbes - 2017-05-18
Successful CIOs, CTOs & executives from Forbes Technology Council offer firsthand insights on tech & business. Arguably one of the most intriguing and fastest-growing tech fields nowadays, the self-driving vehicle industry is becoming increasingly ...

Mighty Corp. tax evasion case nears conclusion--DOJ
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-05-18
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is close to concluding the preliminary investigation into the P9.564-billion tax evasion complaint filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) against the controversial cigarette firm Mighty Corporation on May 30.

DOLE urges SMC service providers to self-check
BusinessMirror. - 2017-05-18
or the Rules Implementing Articles 106 to 109 of the Labor Code, as amended. Cayanong said such is a demonstration of SMC in its intention of helping the department implement the labor laws effectively by making sure its affiliated contractors and ...

COA flags excess allowances for Calida, Hilbay and SolGen lawyers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-05-18
Not reported for taxation Yet, the COA observed that not all the allowances passed through the FMS because the OSG officials have not reported them as required by OSG Office Order No. D-188, series of 2009. This meant the allowances were not properly ...

Suspension on direct hiring lifted
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-05-18
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III recalled the suspension of direct hiring of OFWs after conducting an investigation, following the discovery that some POEA were linked to illegal collection of fees. "There will be a re-organization within the POEA ...

Suspension on direct hiring lifted
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-05-18
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III recalled the suspension of direct hiring of OFWs after conducting an investigation, following the discovery that some POEA were linked to illegal collection of fees. "There will be a re-organization within the POEA ...

Modified set-top boxes and copyright infringement - where do we stand?
JD Supra - 2017-05-17
In an important decision for rights holders everywhere, on 26 April 2017, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled that the sale of multimedia devices that have been modified to allow end users to stream pirated content is itself an act which can breach ...

Bello lifts suspension on direct hires
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-05-17
Bello III has lifted the suspension on the processing of direct hired overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) after officials ended their investigation into the reported anomalous activities within the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

Trump should nominate FTC commissioners who respect intellectual property
Washington Examiner - 2017-05-17
What would you think if you were told that the Federal Trade Commission was still participating in a frivolous lawsuit launched by the Obama administration during its final days on behalf of a liberal company with deep Democratic Party ties? That's exactly ...

SPEECH: Through this Change, we will fix and put an end to the age-old problems of Philippine society
Mindanews - 2017-05-17
We cannot allow the two poles of our society to be too far apart, otherwise, Philippine society will break up and the Philippines ... on public finance management and service delivery. Page 9 of 15 Forces of the Philippines. The President is also the ...

Oculus Wants ZeniMax Sanctioned Over $500M Copyright Suit
Law 360 - 2017-05-17
Facebook subsidiary Oculus VR asked a Texas federal court Tuesday to impose sanctions on video game developer ZeniMax Media for allegedly violating multiple court orders by neglecting to disclose 1,300 pages of documents related to the copyright ...

Handicapped Resorts and Hotels in All Areas in Iloilo
travelbook.ph - 2017-05-17
I had a great experience of stay at Go Hotels Iloilo. Everything was clean. The attendants are polite. My only concern is that the wifi cannot be... Hotel location is good... a/c is good the food at both restau is good.. But some points disappointed me ...

Full text of the joint communiqué
Global Nation - 2017-05-16
Attention should be paid to tax and fiscal policies, prioritizing growth and productive ... d) Market-based operation: Recognizing the role of the market and that of business as key players, while ensuring that the government performs its proper role ...

Ampatuan brothers placed on hold departure list
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-05-16
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has issued seven hold departure orders (HDOs) against brothers Datu Sajid Islam and Andal Ampatuan Jr. and nine others who have been charged with violation of the Anti-Graft law before the Sandiganbayan over various "ghost ...

Jonathan Taplin: How to stop the erosion of copyright law
Limaohio - 2017-05-16
Now suppose that, the following day, the record label files a "takedown notice," asserting copyright infringement and requesting the music be removed. Within a week, the work is taken down. Two days later, the album appears on YouTube again ...

New book documents land grabbing cases in PH
Bulatlat - 2017-05-16
The land classification is still in the input of the Public Land Act of 1936 whether alienable or disposable and classified further to particular use if for agriculture, residential, commercial, industrial ... FILE PHOTO. In San Jose Del Monte Bulacan ...

Linking to copyright works: copyright infringement?
Lexology - 2017-05-16
Linking online content generally involves the publication of a selectable connection (e.g. a clickable link) from one web page to another web page and includes "framing" (i.e. enabling a user to view a website through a frame on the linking website).

Asian Animation Industry Report 2017: Studios are Investing in Intellectual Property Protection Mechanisms - Research and Markets
prnewswire.com - 2017-05-15
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Asian Animation Industry 2017: Strategies, Trends and Opportunities" report to their offering. An emerging trend in the Asian animation industry is the increasing focus towards production of local ...

Photog's Copyright Suit Against Breitbart On Track To Settle
Law 360 - 2017-05-15
Law360, New York (May 15, 2017, 1:35 PM EDT) -- Photographer Todd Bigelow told a Manhattan federal judge Friday that his copyright infringement suit against Breitbart News over his image of Mexican immigrants crossing the border into the U.S. has been settled.

Tax bill to be certified urgent to rush passage
BusinessMirror. - 2017-05-15
We need tax reform because we want all Filipinos to rise above poverty and be prosperous by 2040. The business-as-usual scenario of just doing a little is no longer acceptable given our huge investment gaps," Chua said.

Wharton Research Data Services Adds ktMINE Patent and Intellectual Property Data
Business Wire - 2017-05-15
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of ktMINE patents and ...

Hollywood Helps China Set Up National Surveillance And Censorship System To Tackle Copyright Infringement
Tech Dirt - 2017-05-15
whose job is to scan the entire Chinese Internet for evidence of copyright infringement. As a post on the EFF site explains, its scope is incredibly wide: This frightening panopticon is said to be able to monitor video, music and images found on ...

DOLE MisOcc holds labor code orientation, wage consultation
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-05-15
OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, May 15 - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-10, through its Misamis Occidental Provincial Field Office has conducted an orientation on Labor Code Department Order (D. O.) No. 174, Series of 2017 or regulations ...

Kentex fire after 2 years | Still no justice, no changes in laws abetting contractualization, violations of safety standards
Bulatlat - 2017-05-15
It burned more than 48 hours on February 2 this year. Until today, doubts persist over the official report by the company and the Cavite local government about the number of fire victims. Rev. Eric Baldonado of Task Force Justice to HTI Workers said ...

Tourism potential big, too
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-05-15
This incentives include income tax holiday, five percent gross income tax ... said that there are more infrastructure projects to come in the province and incentives for the local business to invest in tourism through TIEZA. "The potential is huge ...

Eminem's Copyright Lawsuit Court Case Concludes
Antimusic - 2017-05-15
An attorney for the party said the sound-alike industry of stock mp3 files is well-established, with the express goal of avoiding copyright infringement. 'It doesn't make it legitimate because somebody hasn't yet sued," the judge said, according to Billboard.

When a Picture is Worth... Thousands of Dollars: Ontario Court decides Ground-breaking Online Copyright Case
Lexology - 2017-05-15
and Trader sued for copyright infringement. In response, CarGurus quickly removed as many of the litigious photographs as it could identify. This did not satisfy Trader, which accused CarGurus of infringing copyright in almost 200,000 photographs ...

DOLE MisOcc holds labor code orientation, wage consultation
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-05-15
OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, May 15 - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-10, through its Misamis Occidental Provincial Field Office has conducted an orientation on Labor Code Department Order (D. O.) No. 174, Series of 2017 or regulations ...

DOLE MisOcc holds labor code orientation, wage consultation
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-05-15
OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, May 15 - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-10, through its Misamis Occidental Provincial Field Office has conducted an orientation on Labor Code Department Order (D. O.) No. 174, Series of 2017 or regulations ...

Stronger labor ties with Russia seen
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-05-14
MANILA, May 15 -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is forging ahead stronger relations with Russia following assurances of protection to Filipino workers in the Soviet state. In a meeting this week, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and ...

Welcome and wise
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-05-14
He graduated magna cum laude from the University of the Philippines with a degree in business economics ... already proposed in the first package of tax reforms, to aid effective enforcement; coping with a regime of rising interest rates as indicated ...

Shape-herd
BusinessMirror. - 2017-05-14
When he briefly worked in Philippine Airlines (PAL), Irwin had to create his own Facebook account so he could monitor not only the passenger complaints and compliments but more to get the pulse of his sheep, the personnel in the Customer Management Office.

Saga continues
BusinessMirror. - 2017-05-14
The practice of accountancy in commerce and industry covers such cases as CPAs: Involved in decision-making requiring professional knowledge in the science of accounting, as well as the accounting aspects of finance and taxation, or Representing their ...

Commentary: Stop erosion of copyright law
Indiana Gazette - 2017-05-13
Now suppose that, the following day, the record label files a "takedown notice," asserting copyright infringement and requesting the music be removed. Within a week, the work is taken down. Two days later, the album appears on YouTube again ...

5 immigrants, including 1 from PH, vie for Miss USA title
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2017-05-13
The 27-year-old business owner ventured into pageants when she could no longer play basketball after injuring a foot in high school. She won Miss Connecticut Teen on her first try but had to compete five times to reach the Miss USA competition. Her ...

Trending Topics: Intellectual Property at Risk from Cyberthreats
CBS St. Louis - 2017-05-12
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Urban Outfitters Hit with Willful Copyright Infringement
JD Supra - 2017-05-12
On April 4, 2017, the Ninth Circuit ruled that Urban Outfitters and Century 21 (collectively "Urban") were liable for willful infringement of a copyrighted fabric design owned by Unicolors Inc. Unicolors is a Los Angeles based company that designs and ...

Switzerland limits work permits for Romanians, Bulgarians
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-05-11
The Swiss government decided Wednesday to limit work permits issued to Romanian and Bulgarian citizens following a spike in immigration from those countries, invoking a clause in its agreement with the EU. The clause is part of a bilateral agreement with ...

TELUS reports strong results for first quarter 2017
Marketwired - 2017-05-11
When excluding restructuring and other costs, adjusted EBITDA was up 6.4 per cent to $1.3 billion ... including President of Vancouver Community College from 2010 to 2013 and Dean of Health Sciences at BCIT from 2007 to 2010. Kathy was also Senior Advisor ...

Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage?
New York Times - 2017-05-11
Cherlin, a sociologist at Johns Hopkins University, argues that Americans ... most conservatives would perceive the concept as a degradation of marriage, of a key foundation of society. But even among progressives I talked to, the subject typically ...

Rody eyes labor deal with China
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-05-11
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is set to sign a labor agreement between Philippines and China that is expected to expand the opportunities for Filipino workers and ensure ample protection for them, an official said Wednesday. The agreement is expected to ...

DTI to launch Kapatid Mentor Me in Bataan
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-05-10
Micro and small enterprises will be coached on a seven-topic module covering Product development, Marketing, Operations management, Accounting, Taxation, Finance, and Obligations and contracts. On business sustainability, they will undergo a four-topic ...

Urban Outfitters Hit with Willful Copyright Infringement
www.patexia.com - 2017-05-10
On April 4, 2017, the Ninth Circuit ruled that Urban Outfitters and Century 21 (collectively "Urban") were liable for willful infringement of a copyrighted fabric design owned by Unicolors Inc. Unicolors is a Los Angeles based company that designs and ...

The Jurisdiction of Litigation of Mainland Chinese Intellectual Property Cases
Lexology - 2017-05-10
The number of applications for the registration of intellectual property in China for areas such as patents, trademarks and copyrights has been growing rapidly in recent years, as has the number of IP-related lawsuits. This is a problem faced Mainland ...

Tech retailer to pay Microsoft $450K in copyright settlement
ARN - 2017-05-09
According to Microsoft, the damages awarded were comprised of compensatory damages and additional damages, with additional damages awarded because of the "flagrancy of copyright infringement" by Moonbox. In October last year, Australian Microsoft ...

5th Circuit: ISP Not Liable for Infringement Due to Lack of Volitional Conduct, Despite Ineligibility for DMCA Safe Harbor
JD Supra - 2017-05-09
T&S Software Associates, Inc. whether volitional conduct is required to establish a claim for direct copyright infringement against an Internet service provider ("ISP"). The defendant ISP, T&S Software Associates ("T&S"), hosted a website that ...

European Court of Justice to Review Copyright Infringement Case Involving Google
FORTUNE - 2017-05-09
A court in Berlin on Tuesday referred to the European Court of Justice a dispute in which German publishers want search engine providers such as Google to pay them for displaying parts of their newspaper articles online. Germany's biggest newspaper ...

Rospatent advocates for emergence of a Russian Intellectual Property strategy document
Lexology - 2017-05-09
The absence of a strategic document on the development of Russia in the field of intellectual property leads to an increase in economic costs, as well as complicates the entry of companies into foreign markets, said in an interview with TASS, the head of ...

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