End obsession with Top 10
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-12-12
Another top law school, San Beda, has had a rigid curriculum for decades in which students have no electives at all, except for a two-unit subject, banking. In addition, fourth-year subjects are mostly bar-review ones. Ateneo de Manila, another leading law ...

Labor cases increasing-NLRC
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-12-09
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Dec. 9 (PIA) - - The National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) here reported that labor related cases in the region increased because of the continuing massive information dissemination. Atty. Ma. Lourdes R. Baricaua, labor ...

Bahamian computer hacker sentenced for trying to sell stolen movie scripts, videos
Washington Times - 2016-12-07
When he pleaded guilty six months later to criminal copyright infringement and identity theft, he admitted breaching the internet accounts of various unnamed entertainment, sports and media personalities and stealing those scripts as well as some of his ...

Vitamin Health's False Ad Fight Not Covered, 6th Circ. Told
Law 360 - 2016-12-07
"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 ...

On the wings of progress
BusinessMirror. - 2016-12-07
The survey used five standards for evaluation: Services and facilities, food options, immigration-security, customer service and cleanliness. The top 10 received negative commentaries, such as dirty toilets, overcrowding, long lines, poor ventilation and ...

Intellectual property forum puts spotlight on Hong Kong's future
China Daily - 2016-12-07
The robust IT industry, a wealth of professionals and a well-established intellectual property protection system are helping Hong Kong to become a regional IP trade center, said top local official at the sixth Business of IP Asia Forum that opened on Dec 1.

Germany needs more nurses
Visayan Daily Star - 2016-12-05
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration is now accepting applications for the 300 job openings for nurses in hospitals in Germany who will be sourced from three key places nationwide - Cebu, Baguio and Manila, a press release from the POEA ...

The rule on non-diminution of benefits
BusinessMirror. - 2016-12-04
Under our labor laws, it is axiomatic that the practice of providing benefits greater than those which are mandated by law remain valid for being favorable to the employees. In Arco Metal Products Co. Inc. v. SAMARM-NAFLU (GR 170734, May 14, 2008), the ...

RA 9646: Resa and the Filipino real estate agent
Inquirer - 2016-12-02
Prior to 2009, the licensure of real estate brokers was governed by the Department of Trade and Industry and the ... He should be registered at the PRC, must have at least attended two years in college education with 120 CPD units, and has to be under ...

Tax Reform Roadshow for MSEs held in CDO
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-12-02
Further, Lawyer Benedicta Du-Baladad, co-chair of PCCI Taxation Committee shared that tax reform policy should simplify, clarify rules on deduction and remove, minimize areas for discretion. There should also be reasonable limitations on rates of ...

United Heads to Canadian Federal Court (UAL)
Investopedia - 2016-12-02
On Dec. 5, United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) will head to Canadian Federal Court. The lawsuit, brought by United, is over copyright infringement. According to the Financial Post, the issue began in 1996. A doctorate student was unhappy with the ...

Biz buzz: Next for Manny Villar: An amusement park
Inquirer - 2016-12-01
Current commander of Eastern Mindanao Command Lt ... Before he worked at the House, Cardema was a student at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. He was also the commander of the Vanguards, the UP-ROTC cadet corps, in 2009. The military background ...

Intellectual Property and Technology News (Asia Pacific) November 2016
JD Supra - 2016-12-01
Welcome to the latest Asia Pacific Edition of Intellectual Property and Technology News, our biannual publication designed to report on worldwide developments in intellectual property and technology law, offering perspective, analysis and visionary ideas.

Fantasy Author Can't Escape Infringement-Hunting IP Case
Law 360 - 2016-12-01
Law360, New York (November 30, 2016, 8:13 PM EST) -- Author Sherrilyn Kenyon may keep pursuing almost all of her trademark and copyright infringement claims against another best-selling fantasy writer, a Tennessee federal judge said Tuesday, keeping alive ...

Copyright Ownership: Joint Authors and Other Topics
New York Law Journal - 2016-11-30
v. Marvel Characters, 716 F.3d 302 (2d Cir. 2013). In this regard, a claim in a lawsuit to establish joint authorship is not extended like one for copyright infringement. The three-year limitations period applies to both joint authorship and infringement ...

Avoiding Disaster - the Importance of an Intellectual Property Protection Plan for Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries
JD Supra - 2016-11-30
An effective intellectual property protection strategy is vital for almost every business, but is perhaps even more important for businesses such as breweries, wineries and distilleries where much of their product differentiation comes in the way of their ...

'Porn Troll' Atty Ordered To Pay Up For Contempt
Law 360 - 2016-11-28
Law360, New York (November 28, 2016, 3:58 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge has ordered a so-called "porn troll" attorney to pay more than $47,000 for his attempt to avoid paying fines in a copyright infringement lawsuit over allegedly unlawful ...

"You shall not pass" - summary judgment for Tolkien copyright infringement. And in other news...
Lexology - 2016-11-28
Copyright - infringement of the Lord of the Rings "One Ring Inscription" - summary judgment. After twelve years, in 1949, JRR Tolkien completed his book, The Lord of the Rings. As Beach J observed, the book is set in a fantasy world called Middle ...

Project to help SMEs with intellectual entrepreneurial assets
Jamaica Observer - 2016-11-26
He said it will bring well-needed support to entrepreneurs and innovators, and help to boost Intellectual Property (IP) investments in the region. He was speaking at the official launch of REACH at the Courtyard by Marriot Hotel in New Kingston on November 18.

Government steps up anti-smuggling campaign
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-11-26
He said the bureau, for the month of November, seized various counterfeit products in Pasay City, Bulacan and Pangasinan areas totaling to about Php 775 million. The Bureau has confiscated around Php1.173 billion worth of various kinds of illegal drugs in ...

Changes in Process for Designating Agents for DMCA Safe Harbor Protection
JD Supra - 2016-11-25
safe harbors from copyright infringement liability for (i) content stored at the direction of a user (i.e., user-generated content); (ii) system caching; or (iii) information location tools (collectively, the "Safe Harbor")--including those that have ...

'Unfree' market requires government action
Courier-Journal - 2016-11-25
So the new drug/patent prevents competition. Long-running patents make Americans pay more for drugs than citizens of other developed countries. Europeans pay much less because their governments drive hard bargains with pharmaceutical companies and direct ...

Be wary of counterfeit drug products - FDA
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-11-24
The FDA added to be vigilant of the said counterfeit products as these may pose potential danger or injury. Establishments and outlets were also warned against selling and/or dispensing of the counterfeit drug products. Anyone found selling the said drug ...

SGInnovate To Launch Singapore Into A.I. & Robotics Space
Asianscientist - 2016-11-24
falls under the National Research Foundation of Singapore. It was formerly known as Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd, the venture investment arm of the former Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore. Here at 32CS, which is short for 32 Carpenter Street ...

Philippines seen to survive external headwinds
Philstar - 2016-11-23
Philex Mining Corp. CFO bagged the 10th ING-Finex CFO Award for 2016. "In both cases mainstream media underestimated the underlying sentiment which caused shockwaves across the globe. The same was the case in financial markets. Traders and analysts also ...

BOC raids yield P775 million worth of fake clothing and cigarettes
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-23
The seized counterfeit products and fake BIR stamps are now at a BOC security warehouse in South Harbor, Manila for safekeeping. Faeldon said that the raids were a continuation of their operations that started two weeks ago in Davao City and Cagayan de Oro ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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