Developers urged to prioritise copyright infringement following landmark judgement - 2017-05-25
Property developers should ensure that compliance with copyright law is given high priority following a recent landmark judgment in the High Court, warns Jonathan Hyndman, Partner at solicitors Rosling King. Hyndman reviews the findings in the case of ...

ACA seeks more control of intellectual property
Dawn - 2017-05-25
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Government must stop intellectual property theft -- Babatunde
Punch - 2017-05-25
Mr. Layi Babatunde, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, is the Editor-in-Chief of Supreme Court Reports published by Lawbreed Ltd. since 1999. He speaks to RAMON OLADIMEJI on the place of law report in legal practice and the challenges he commonly encounters in ...

SSS reduces retirement age for surface and underground mineworkers
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-05-25
Otherwise Known as the "Labor Code of the Philippines." Based on the guidelines, surface mineworkers include only mill plant workers, electrical, mechanical and tailings pond personnel while underground mine workers are those employed to extract ...

COMMENTARY: Addressing challenges posed by the Abu Sayyaf Group (5): Poverty
Mindanews - 2017-05-24
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, Family Income and Expenditure Survey, 2003 data obtained from the Philippine Human ... region is covered by the survey or whether it is limited to centers of population where normally higher levels of income ...

Protecting Intellectual Property from Employee Theft
JD Supra - 2017-05-24
Business owners who, after an employee dispute or after terminating an employee, have been the victims of intellectual property theft often contact us. Often, the solutions to this problem can be incredibly costly. Here are some quick tips to protect your ...

Why Is Copyright Registration Important? Ask Urban Outfitters - 2017-05-23
Urban Outfitters and Century 21 have lost their appeal in a judgement of willful copyright infringement for using fabric designs created by Unicolors, Inc, a Los Angeles based company that designs and sells fabric to the clothing industry, and must now and ...

Nokia And Apple Settle Litigation Regarding Intellectual Property Dispute
Eurasia Review - 2017-05-23
Nokia and Apple said Tuesday that they have settled all litigation related to their intellectual property dispute and agreed a multi-year patent license. "This is a meaningful agreement between Nokia and Apple," said Maria Varsellona, Chief Legal ...

Issuances on the Data Privacy Act of 2012
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-05-23
Amicus Curiae -- Joanne O. Macabagdal: "Local business tax: A tool by the LGU to create its own source of revenue or a means of abuse?" Amicus Curiae -- Angelmhina D. Lencio: "Fake news and its legal issues in the post-truth era" Likewise addressed to ...

ADB OKs $300M loan to help Filipinos find gainful jobs upon graduation
Global Nation - 2017-05-23
MANILA -- Manila-based Asian Development Bank has extended ... Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

58,000 Haitians facing deportation get US extension - 2017-05-23
As part of a general crackdown on illegal immigration, the government has been deporting Haitians who do not have temporary protected status, raising protests from pro-immigrant groups.

Nokia And Apple Settle All Litigation On Intellectual Property Dispute
NASDAQ - 2017-05-23
( - Nokia corp ( NOK) and Apple ( AAPL) said Tuesday that they have settled all litigation related to their intellectual property dispute and agreed a multi-year patent license. As per a business collaboration agreement, Nokia will be providing ...

China's theft of IBM's intellectual property
CSO - 2017-05-23
China continues to view the theft of intellectual property as a viable means of technology transfer. Global private sector entities are finding their insiders are being used by China to purloin the proprietary information for use by Chinese state-owned ...

Shell to face pressure at AGM for failing to take responsibility for climate-related human rights harms
Greenpeace International - 2017-05-23
Today, he continues to use his art and his public messages to help him deal with his ... Typhoon survivors, community and civil society organisations and notable individuals, petitioned the Commission for the investigation in 2015, two years after Haiyan ...

Copyright Case Raises Questions About Monitoring User-Generated Website Content
Associations Now - 2017-05-22
What does a dispute over a Beyoncé photo on a gossip site have to do with your association? It might affect your potential liability for copyright infringement. A decision from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in April raised concerns about website ...

Strike 3 for Abbott & Costello Heirs' 'Who's on First' Copyright Dispute
New York Law Journal - 2017-05-22
After a swing and a miss at both the trial court and appellate level, a copyright infringement lawsuit over the use of comedy duo Bud Abbott and Lou Costello's "Who's on First" routine has struck out, with the U.S. Supreme Court declining to review the case.

Makati hires over 5,000 youth for twin summer programs
The Daily Tribune - 2017-05-22
SPES beneficiaries will receive P491 as their daily wage for a total of P14,730 (for the first batch) and P12,275 (for the second batch), with 60 percent coming from the local government unit and 40 percent from the Department of Labor and Employment as ...

The World Health Minute: 10,000 fever cases reported in Meerut since Jan 2017, Zika tally in Cuba rises to nearly 1900 cases
Regional News From Kerala - The News Minute - 2017-05-22
Tax on alcohol is now 100% and districts are implementing a ... The bangle was developed by Intel Social Business and it is designed to withstand the rigours of village life. Made of durable plastic, water-resistant and with a long-lasting battery that ...

Bayan Muna solon withdraws co-authorship of tax reform bill
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-05-22
"HB 333, one of the bills consolidated in HB 5636, mainly aimed to initiate a progressive system of taxation, by alleviating first the plight of our people who for the longest time have been overtaxed, yet gravely underpaid," Zarate said. But the ...

Toyota PHL expects slower demand ...amid proposed new taxes, but retains production target
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-05-22
Satoru Suzuki, president of Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP), in an e-mail interview said the local subsidiary of the Japanese auto brand "bases its production volume according to market demand." "If necessary, TMP may decrease production volume in the ...

How to woo Chinese investors: With visa offers and the Trump name
BusinessMirror. - 2017-05-21
BEIJING--For Chinese citizens, US green cards can be notoriously difficult to obtain. But a Beijing immigration company called Qiaowai tells visa applicants of a secret weapon: It is working on behalf of a real-estate firm owned by the family of President ...

Chinese investors eyed for proposed ecozone in Surigao
Mindanews - 2017-05-20
Located some 208 kilometers northeast of Davao City, Bislig was the location of the Paper Industries Corporation of the Philippines ... or even up to eight years. The BSEZA board shall be composed of the Chair, who shall also serve as the Administrator ...

Photographer Sues the Republican National Committee for Copyright Infringement
PetaPixel - 2017-05-20
A Montana-based photographer has filed a lawsuit against the Republican National Committee, accusing the RNC of willfully infringing upon her copyright by using one of her photos on a political mailer without permission. PDNPulse reports that in the suit ...

Negros Oriental
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-05-20
A Regional Trial Court Judge in Negros Oriental has ordered a hold departure order issued to the Russian national charged for the death of an endangered Green Sea Turtle in Dauin by the Bureau of Immigration (BI). Insp. Bernabe Rubio, the police chief of ...

New Safe Harbor Requirement to Maintain Immunity from Copyright Infringement
JD Supra - 2017-05-19
If your company has a website that allows third parties to post any kind of content (text, pictures or video), then it may be liable for copyright infringement under U.S. copyright law if any of that content is not original to the party posting it.

What Bloggers Need To Know About Intellectual Property - 2017-05-19
Intellectual property means the work or content that is a result of an act of creativity. The three main intellectual property areas are: patent, copyright, trademarks. Patent law covers inventions and is a very specialized area of law. Because this is not ...

Protect Yourself Against Copyright Claims - 2017-05-19
Brokers and sales associates are vulnerable to becoming the target of copyright infringement claims, but there are steps you can take to reduce your chances of receiving a demand letter from the copyright holder, an attorney told the NAR Risk Management ...

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 ...

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