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.

DID YOU KNOW: Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-05-01
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 ...

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 ...

Using Blockchain, Russian Music Orgs Creating Single Database for Intellectual Property
Billboard - 2017-04-28
Collecting societies are teaming up with innovation agencies in Russia to create an intellectual property platform based on blockchain technology. Music publishers, such as Warner, are reportedly interested in joining it. Named IPChain, the platform is ...

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 ...

Judge Admonishes IP Attorneys in Dismissing Copyright Case
New York Law Journal - 2017-04-26
"The copyright infringement complaint was filed after a due diligence preliminary investigation," he said in an email. "My representation was limited to the first 16 months of this four-year litigation. I knew nothing about the disclosures made at trial ...

DAVID AND CUI-DAVID LAW OFFICES
jobstreet.com.ph - 2017-04-26
Stephen and Lanee Cui-David both came from San Beda College of Law. Stephen L. David, the Senior Partner has a degree in Engineering and Masteral in Mathematics ... Buenaventura first took up Bachelor of Arts in Economics before taking up Bachelor of ...

New FDA chief initiates reforms
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-04-26
While previous FDA officials had been contented with merely issuing warnings and advisories against such products, Puno went out of her way to make sure the local market was rid of unregistered and counterfeit products through the law enforcement powers of ...

Two companies ordered to pay for Doraemon copyright infringement
Astro Awani - 2017-04-26
NANJING: Two companies in eastern China have been ordered to pay 130,000 yuan (US$18,878) in compensation for copyright infringement of the popular Japanese cartoon character Doraemon, China''s Xinhua news agency reported. A Shanghai-based company, which ...

Bello looks into alleged corruption in POEA
Rappler - 2017-04-26
MANILA, Philippines - Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III said he is investigating alleged corruption inside the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) that favors migrant Filipino workers who wish to ...

Singapore launches $717 mln fund to help intellectual property firms
Reuters - 2017-04-26
SINGAPORE, April 26 Singapore on Wednesday launched a S$1 billion ($717.31 million) fund to invest in companies with strong intellectual property profiles as part of a government push to establish the city-state as a global IP centre. The Makara Innovation ...

Asean urged to use arbitral ruling in code of conduct framework
Global Nation - 2017-04-25
Speaking at a forum organized by the Stratbase ADR Institute ahead of the 30th Asean summit later ... "Now, the ruling is an integral part of the universal body of international law," Del Rosario said. "The ruling should be an integral part of ...

Throw the tax net to catch all
Philstar - 2017-04-25
At the outset, President Duterte brushed aside insinuations of his going soft against the tobacco company was because its president, Alexander Wongchuking, happens to be a fellow "mistah," adopted like him by the Philippine Military Academy (PMA ...

Iowan testifies about intellectual property before Senate Judiciary Committee
Radio Iowa - 2017-04-25
A central Iowa man will be testifying this morning before the U.S. Senate panel chaired by Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley about the importance of protecting intellectual property. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear from Neal Gutterson, the vice ...

China solves 171,708 intellectual property rights cases in 2016
poandpo.com - 2017-04-25
China solved a total of 171,708 intellectual property rights (IPR) cases in 2016, said Tao Kaiyuan, vice president of the Supreme People's Court (SPC). The number is a 20.86-percent increase from 2015, while the SPC dealt with 177,705 IPR cases in 2016, up ...

Trump seeking 15% tax rate for business
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-25
In Photo: President Donald J. Trump poses for a portrait in the Oval Office in Washington on April 21. WASHINGTON--President Donald J. Trump has instructed his advisers to make cutting the corporate-tax rate to 15 percent a centerpiece of his tax-cut ...

2,000 jobs available in Baguio's Labor Day job fair
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-04-25
BAGUIO CITY, April 25 (PIA) - - The Department of Labor and Employment, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, the City Government of Baguio and other regional line agencies is all set for the May 1 - Labor Day Jobs Fair at Baguio ...

Volunteers accompany US immigrants to court to allay fears
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-04-25
NEW YORK (AP) -- When Salvadoran immigrant Joselin Marroquin-Torres became flustered in front of a federal immigration judge in New York and forgot to give her asylum application, a woman she had just met stood up to provide it. "Thank you," the judge ...

Professional Photographers of America and the Copyright Alliance Throw Support Behind HR 1695 on World IP Day
StreetInsider - 2017-04-25
This is particularly important for individual creators and small businesses, for without this dedicated "think tank," Congress might not hear the plight of creators, like photographers, on critical issues such as how to handle copyright infringement claims ...

Commentary: Intellectual property is making today's ideas tomorrow's assets
Channel News Asia - 2017-04-25
The commercialisation of intellectual property can be a growth engine for Singapore's future economy, says chief executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore Daren Tang. In a new economy, where the focus of IP is moving from protection ...

WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DAY: Innovation-Improving lives
The Daily Star - 2017-04-24
COMPILED BY LAW DESK (SOURCE: WIPO.ORG). World Intellectual Property Day is observed internationally on every 26 April. The observance of WIPD is organised by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The aim is to learn about the role that ...

Who is to blame for growing trademark infringement cases?
Rwanda New Times - 2017-04-24
Safari Kizito, the managing partner at Bona Fide Chambers, who has handled a number of copyright infringement cases, blamed the rise in cases on lack of innovation and the fact that few businesses value intellectual property. "People do not want to start ...

10,362 jobs up for grabs in 2017 Labor Day Job and Business Fairs in Central Luzon
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-24
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga--At least 10,362 overseas and local careers will be up for grabs during the 2017 Labor Day Job and Business Fairs in different parts of Central Luzon, based on a release made by the Philippine Information Agency. "Around ...

The country has an extractive, not inclusive, economy
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-24
In the Overseas Employment Statistics of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), the country deployed a total of 2,391,152 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in 2014, roughly 600,000 of whom are new hires, and the figures keep on increasing ...

As World Intellectual Property Day approaches, Philippine community proposes additional measures to tackle IP crime
adobomagazine.com - 2017-04-24
MANILA - In celebration of World Intellectual Property Day in Manila, the local industry and government agencies have joined together to announce new efforts to prevent piracy, illegal camcording and other violations of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).

UTC mock trial team competes in national championship weekend
Times Free Press - 2017-04-24
Each team argues both sides of a copyright infringement case during mock trials before attorneys who judge the teams to determine a winner. Led by Mike Giglio, a local attorney and adjunct professor in political science and public service, and coaches ...

How Best to Tax Business
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-23
The details of the tax code may not make your heart sing, but they are enormously important and, at long last, they may be changing. In fact, the next 12 months are shaping up to be a critically important time. Despite an uneven start, tax reform is on the ...

Chump change
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-23
Every time I report to our office in Philippine Airlines (PAL), I meet Ely and Leni, two people who never fail to greet me, help me, make me smile, or otherwise make my workday as com­fortable as possible. Ely makes sure no unauthorized persons enter our ...

Tobacco farmers air plight
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-04-22
Seldom heard in the cacophony surrounding government allegations of tax evasion by local tobacco firm Mighty Corp. is the side of the folks who will bear the brunt of the burden should the company close its doors. Internal Revenue Commissioner Caesar Dulay ...

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