Forbidden fruit
Visayan Daily Star - 2016-09-28
I have a neighbour, a woman who lives right across our house. Her husband is a seafarer and they have a 9-year-old daughter. My problem started when I got to know this woman and started to communicate regularly through social mediaand sometimes we would go ...

Age discrimination in the workplace
MSN - 2016-09-27
this is a new law focusing on age discrimination. The Department of Labor and Employment has yet to issue the implementing rules and regulations for this new law. The law has for its avowed purposes the following: a) promotion of employment on the basis of ...

Phase-out of contractualization unfavorable to MSME - Concepcion
Philstar - 2016-09-27
They can just get their service provider and the service provider provides them the labor," he said. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) earlier presented a win-win solution which aims to put a stop on the abuses under contractualization such as e ...

How to structure your compensation, cut tax
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-27
To help the millions of taxpayers and thousands of business organizations address the labor and tax concerns on this recent regulation, the Center for Global Best Practices is launching a pioneering seminar for business owners, decision-makers and human ...

Bello, POEA raise red flag over Ireland-based recruitment firm
MSN - 2016-09-26
In a statement Monday, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has already cautioned licensed recruitment agencies about e-mailed offers of overseas employment by foreign manpower firms.

BI probes foreign traders, firms
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-09-26
DAGUPAN CITY--The Bureau of Immigration (BI) began investigating the activities of foreign businessmen in the western section of Pangasinan province, heeding a request made last month by the mayors of four major fish-producing towns. Alaminos City Mayor ...

India alters stand, will ratify climate change pact on October 2
Economic Times - 2016-09-25
The three most contentious of issues have been the baseline year for the phase out of HFCs, the financing of the switch from HFCs to less damaging alternatives and the Intellectual Property Rights for this alternative technology which is largely vested in ...

Maritime protector
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-09-25
SM Prime Holdings president Hans T. Sy (left) receives a plaque of appreciation from Apostleship Of the Sea (AOS) Fr. Bruno Ciceri during the 21st National Seafarer's Day which had the theme 'Pilipino:Tatak Ng Kahusayan.' Topics: Hans T. Sy, Apostleship Of ...

What to expect from the Expanded PWD Act of 2016
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-25
Business establishments must be vigilant on impact of the PWD law in the operations, compliance, taxation and reportorial requirements for the business. Let us wait for the issuance of the guidelines from the concerned government agencies. Jeffrey Galang ...

Issues at stake in US presidential election
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-25
But when a president sets a major policy by edict, skirting Congress, it sets off a debate that traces ... Teaching them, preparing them for college and careers, costs taxpayers more than $580 billion a year, or about $11,670 per pupil per year.

Free online registration service now open for PH seafarers
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-25
New seafarers will now be required to register for free online as the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) launches its website. Last Monday, POEA finally issued its guidelines for the its new system, which will take effect on Sept.

Time to free suffering Pinoys, lawmaker says
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-09-24
"That is a Tax Cut for Every Juan who truly deserves it," Quimbo said. In the current system of individual income taxation, only those who are earning the statutory minimum wage are exempted by virtue of Republic Act 9504. Quimbo said the proposed ...

National industrialization -- change we want
Bulatlat - 2016-09-24
In a recent forum held at the College of Engineering in the University of the Philippines entitled "Change We Need," speakers zeroed in on the backward, pre-industrial character of the economy and the whys and wherefores of national industrialization ...

TMZ, Warner Bros. Dodge Suit Over Jared Leto Video
Law 360 - 2016-09-24
Law360, Los Angeles (September 23, 2016, 10:51 PM EDT) -- Celebrity gossip site TMZ escaped a copyright infringement suit Friday brought by actor and musician Jared Leto for publishing a clip where he swears about Taylor Swift in his home studio ...

Hogan Lovells Snags Another Bracewell IP Atty In Houston
Law 360 - 2016-09-22
Law360, Houston (September 22, 2016, 7:01 PM EDT) -- Hogan Lovells announced Tuesday that it snagged away a partner from Bracewell LLP who specializes in energy-related intellectual property cases, and that he has joined its Houston office as a partner.

Unctad: Wealthy nations drag down global trade
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-22
Redistributive policies include income policies, minimum-wage legislation, progressive taxation and welfare-enhancing social programs tailored to local circumstances. In the case of the Philippines, Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez noted the worldwide ...

Taiwan relaxes visa rules for nationals of six ASEAN members and India
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-22
The adjustments come following the consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Immigration Agency, and the Tourism Bureau which aims to furthering the interactions with the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Fresenius Scores Preliminary Injunction In Drug Patent Case
Law 360 - 2016-09-22
Law360, New York (September 21, 2016, 8:13 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday granted Fresenius Kabi USA LLC a rare preliminary injunction barring Fera Pharmaceuticals LLC from launching a generic version of a drug used to treat patients ...

Piracy Pays (The IP Owner) - Judge Whyte Grants Motion for Default Judgment After Awarding Sanctions in Unauthorized Software Distribution Case
JD Supra - 2016-09-20
Adobe sued them for copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and trademark dilution based on having resold serial numbers used to activate Adobe software they provided in downloads or on disks, thereby essentially selling the same product multiple ...

Capitol Hill Update
JD Supra - 2016-09-20
The committee has been pushing offsets, including prohibiting drug patent settlements (pay-for-delay), potentially with some clawback features; lowering payments for home infusion drugs under the Medicare Part B durable medical equipment (DME) benefit to ...

Government opts to keep income-tax holiday
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-20
The rationalization of fiscal incentives was identified as an "offsetting measure" to recoup foregone revenues from the proposal to reduce corporate-income tax. 5% gross tax option Under the new rationalization measure, the incentives targeted to be ...

Returning pilgrims scrutinized at NAIA
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-20
Confusion marred the arrival of the initial batches of returning Haj pilgrims from Saudi Arabia the other day as immigration officials at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) implemented strict screening procedures in processing the passengers.

DOLE 10 hosts labor education strengthening in Camiguin
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-09-20
CAMIGUIN, September 20 -- The Department of Labor and Employment-Region 10 (DOLE-10) together with its Camiguin Provincial Field Office, hosted the Labor Education and Employment Services (LEES) Strengthening and Workers Association Forum in Camiguin ...

Slow remittances not a concern
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-09-18
Preliminary report from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration showed that the number of deployed land-based workers dropped 10.3 percent in the first seven months to 235,895, while that of sea-based workers fell 44.4 percent to 134,360.

Clark opens one-stop-center for OFWs
Philstar - 2016-09-18
National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Department of Labor and Employment, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Professional Regulation Commission ...

Victory For Students And Access To Knowledge In DU Copyright Case: Corporate Publishers Market Ends At The Gates Of The University
Counter Currents - 2016-09-17
In a rare and incredible order on 16th September 2016, the Delhi High Court dismissed the copyright infringement case filed in August 2012 by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Taylor and Francis Group against Rameshwari Photocopy Shop ...

Dole, DOTr open 2nd OFW one-stop shop in Clark
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-17
Bello III (third from left) and PDP-Laban Rep ... Bello said this is also in line with the CIA being developed to ease the congestion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) in Metro Manila. "There is now a move to transfer several flights ...

Remittances expected to be volatile in next few months-economist
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-17
"All in all, we can expect steady to marginal growth in remittance flows, given the POEA [Philippine Overseas Employment Administration] deployment and the zealous nature of workers abroad, enabling them to remit money to fund peso consumption," Mapa said.

Seychelles offers safety course for seafarers, hopes to attract international students
seychellesnewsagency.com - 2016-09-17
(Seychelles News Agency) - Seychelles has become the first western Indian Ocean Island State to offer an ... course with the expertise of Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College (CINEC). Presently, three students are following the course ...

Teams of Bruins create apps to solve problems using latest technologies
UCLA Newsroom - 2016-09-17
Code for the Mission was sponsored by OIT and the Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Sponsored Research. Taking their bows at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA were teams who have developed, as proof of concept: a tool that can analyze ...

Negros Oriental
Visayan Daily Star - 2016-09-17
Over a hundred students across the Negros Island qualified for the 2016 Interschool Art Contest sponsored by Victorias Milling Co., with 40 of them coming from Negros Oriental. A total of 108 students were pre-selected from hundreds of entrants that ...

MBHB Snippets: A review of developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 14, Issue 3
JD Supra - 2016-09-17
The America Invents Act of 2011 introduced supplemental examination of patents as a post-grant process intended to limit expensive and unpredictable inequitable conduct litigation and improve patent quality. As codified, 35 U.S.C. § 257(c)(1) states: A ...

POEA: R9 OFWs exempted from tax
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-09-17
ZAMBOANGA CITY--Tax exemptions have been granted by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration to returning overseas Filipino workers in the Zambonga Peninsula under its "Balik Manggagawa" program, POEA region IX director Marietta Bellotindos said.

Why is DSWD now needed to accredit theater arts projects?
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2016-09-16
Budget crafters of then President Benigno Aquino III formulated a provision that now requires all CSOs to first submit these requirements before they are accredited by the DSWD. This accreditation, in turn, would be given to the NCCA before the financial ...

Delhi photocopy shop wins case against global publishers over copyright infringement
International Business Times - 2016-09-16
The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a long pending case against a photocopy shop filed by three major international publishers over the sale of photocopied books and pages in Delhi University. The petition moved by publishers Oxford University Press ...

DOF holding consultations to fine-tune tax plan
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-16
To protect vulnerable sectors from the impact of these new taxes, the government will expand its conditional cash transfer programs and provide public transportation subsidies. Lowering corporate tax rates to 25 percent, along with simplifying other ...

BPI research forecasts ebb and flow of remittances in next few months
interaksyon.com - 2016-09-16
"All in all, we can expect steady to marginal growth in remittance flows given POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration) deployment and the zealous nature of OFs enabling them to remit money to fund Peso consumption," it said. But while ...

IP Fears Keep Life Sciences, Health Care GCs Up At Night
Law 360 - 2016-09-16
Law360, New York (September 15, 2016, 11:00 PM EDT) -- Lawsuits related to intellectual property weigh heavily on the minds of nearly half of in-house attorneys at life sciences and health care companies, according to the results of a legal industry survey ...

Reflective Clinton returns to campaign trail after pneumonia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-09-16
... that no business should pay more than 15 percent of its income in taxes, down from the current 35 percent highest corporate tax rate. Few businesses now pay the full 35 percent rate, taking advantage instead of many deductions in the existing tax code.

Over 400,000 PH seafarers benefit from 2 new Marina advisories
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-15
The beneficiaries include more than 300,000 seafarer deck and engine ratings as "new" entrant seafarers , and the more than 100,000 others - consisting of electro- technical officers (ETOs) and electro technical ratings (ETRs ...

OFW remittances down 5.4% in July
Rappler - 2016-09-15
Latest data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) showed the number of new hires for land-based workers dropped 10.3% to 235,895 while that of sea-based workers plunged 44.4% to 134,360.

End-July 2016 remittances to PHL remain firm amid lower OFW deployment
interaksyon.com - 2016-09-15
This, as initial figures from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) showed a 10.3 percent decline in the deployment of land-based workers, who are new hires, to 235,895. At the same time, the deployment of sea-based workers went down by ...

Americans blame Washington gridlock for slow economic growth: study
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-15
It said a range of factors including a complicated corporate tax code, tangled immigration system and aging roads contribute to the slow growth. The study contends that factors including a growing wealth gap, declines in productivity growth and a rise in ...

Philly Boutique Adds IP Pro From BakerHostetler
Law 360 - 2016-09-15
Law360, New York (September 14, 2016, 9:45 PM EDT) -- Intellectual property boutique Condo Roccia Koptiw LLP has added a litigator previously with BakerHostetler to its patent litigation and after-grant practices in Philadelphia, the firm announced on ...

Duterte expected in Cebu for PESO congress
Philstar - 2016-09-14
CEBU, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas is preparing for a possible visit of President Rodrigo Duterte next month for the national congress of the Philippine Employment Service Office. DOLE-7 director Exequiel Sarcauga ...

Europe demands YouTube pay more to artists
CNN Money - 2016-09-14
That's a huge step up from the current measures that only require these services to act when notified about a copyright infringement. The commission said it wants to address the concerns of artists who see the value of their work plummet once it appears on ...

Seven G-20 Commitments to Promote Innovation and the Digital Economy
The White House President Barack Obama - 2016-09-14
5. Intellectual Property. The United States has tirelessly advocated for high-quality intellectual property systems, recognizing that protecting intellectual property provides important incentives for inventors and creators, helping to drive innovation and ...

Aquino, Purisima face graft plaint over gasoline smuggling
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-09-14
former Bureau of Customs Commissioner Napoleon Morales named Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (PSPC) as misdeclaring its gas importations since 2004 after it reclassified the gasoline as imports that are not subject to taxes. "Without any iota of ...

Fabric Company Gets Chance To Fix Nixed IP Suit Against H&M
Law 360 - 2016-09-14
Law360, Los Angeles (September 13, 2016, 10:26 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit Tuesday threw life preservers to two copyright infringement suits brought by Malibu Textiles against H&M Hennes & Mauritz LP and another clothing company, finding a trial court ...

A tax policy reform program for truly inclusive growth
MSN - 2016-09-11
These include the unfair tax burden on low salaried workers due to non-indexation of exemptions to inflation (bracket creep), the lack of competitiveness of our corporate income taxes vs. regional peers, leakages arising from the special treatment and ...

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