Huckabee Settles 'Eye Of The Tiger' IP Infringement Suit
Law 360 - 2016-06-28
Law360, Los Angeles (June 27, 2016, 9:03 PM ET) -- Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's campaign has settled a copyright infringement suit in Illinois federal court that accused him of using the Grammy-winning song "Eye of the Tiger ...

Why a Bipartisan Bill Is Pitting the Biopharma Industry Against Itself
FORTUNE - 2016-06-27
John McCain and potential Hillary Clinton running mate Sen. Sherrod Brown--are proposing intellectual property legislation which is already pitting industry players against each other. Pointing to skyrocketing medication prices, including for old ...

Mike Huckabee paying $25,000 for playing 'Eye of the Tiger'
CNN Money - 2016-06-27
"The 'Eye of the Tiger' copyright is a very valuable asset, and we work very hard to protect it," said McGarry, an intellectual property lawyer in Chicago.

BREXIT | UK envoy: No 'abrupt' changes in policies on migration, trade, taxation
MSN - 2016-06-27
MANILA - Despite sweeping global perception that the referendum outcome agreeing to the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union was largely a vote against migration, British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad on Monday said the ...

Brexit and your UK and European IP rights
Lexology - 2016-06-27
On Thursday last week the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU). The result will be a period of legal uncertainty about Intellectual Property (IP) rights, however there is a period of two years (at least) during which the status quo ...

Baldoz: Teachers displaced by K-12 to be helped
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-06-26
LABOR Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said college teachers facing displacement with the implementation of the K-12 basic education program may avail themselves of government financial and livelihood assistance for which P500 million had been set aside this year.

PCSO grants ambulances to Iloilo
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-26
Bunye for being named president of the Licensing Executives Society International (Lesi), an international organization of professionals involved in the licensing, transfer and management of intellectual-property rights. I am proud to say that Trisha is ...

POEA warns vs bogus job orders for Japan
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-26
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is warning household service workers (HSW) and caregivers aspiring for work in Japan against a new fraudulent online recruitment scheme. POEA Administrator Hans Cacdac issued the advisory after ...

POEA warns vs bogus job orders for Japan
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-26
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is warning household service workers (HSW) and caregivers aspiring for work in Japan against a new fraudulent online recruitment scheme. POEA Administrator Hans Cacdac issued the advisory after ...

Higher May tax take still misses goal
Inquirer - 2016-06-24
To achieve the intent of these treaties of reducing double taxation and preventing fiscal evasion, administrative procedures in applying the provisions of these tax treaties must be duly established and enforced," Henares explained in Revenue Memorandum ...

Bounty for illegal recruiters, incoming Labor secretary says
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-24
Illegal recruiters have joined drug traffickers on top of the priority list in the campaign to eliminate criminality that will be pursued by the incoming administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. There will also be a bounty on the heads of the illegal ...

BIR ordered to return P94.6 million to Air Philippines
Inquirer - 2016-06-24
The tax refund in question was for the payments in protest made by Air Philippines for the series of importations of Jet A-1 fuel it has made in 2006. The airline firm filed a written protest with the District Collector of Customs but to avoid the lapse of ...

Suit Over Missed Arbitration Clause Tossed As Time-Barred
Law 360 - 2016-06-24
As the litigation unfolded, DNA's attorneys discovered that Duzar had been employed under a contract approved by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, which contained an arbitration clause. At that point, Frilot attorneys should have removed ...

Obama: Supreme Court immigration ruling 'heartbreaking'
MSN - 2016-06-23
President Barack Obama condemns the Supreme Court's ruling blocking his bid to change immigration policy as "heartbreaking" and urges Americans not to fear the millions of people who want to make their lives in the United States. I'm already a fan, don't ...

5 simple ways you can show your love for the beach
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2016-06-23
Instead of buying bottled water whenever you go out, bring your own drink bottle like the limited edition NESTEA pitchers being sold at the NESTEA Chillax lounge in Boracay during the Labor Day weekend to help fund a beach cleaning machine for the island.

POEA 12 warns anew against illegal recruiters
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-06-23
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Jun 23 (PIA) - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration reminded aspiring Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the SOCCSKSARGEN Region to be vigilant against illegal recruiters offering jobs abroad. POEA 12 ...

Supreme Court Affirms Cuozzo, Upholding PTAB's Claims Construction Standard and Non-Appealable Nature of Inter Partes Review
JD Supra - 2016-06-23
This post was written by summer associate, Megan Hingtgen and edited by Intellectual Property attorney, Allison Kerndt. This article contains important information relating to recent developments in patent law and, as such, is intended for an audience that ...

Traffic plans before traffic powers
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-06-23
An ancient Filipino proverb goes: "Traffic in Metro Manila is hell." The problem has been around for what seems like ages, and the statement has become a truism. Instead of improving the past six years, given the much vaunted "straight path" and ...

Copyright Flash Report: Attorneys' Fees and Pre-1972 Safe Harbor
JD Supra - 2016-06-22
Vimeo, LLC, Nos. 14-1048/1049/1067/1068 (2d Cir. June 16, 2016) Leval, J. In a suit alleging copyright infringement of plaintiffs' pre-1972 sound recordings by videos posted by third parties to defendant Vimeo's website, the Second Circuit affirmed in part ...

Proposed amendments to the Corporation Code of the Philippines
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-22
Small corporation--a corporation with stockholders (incorporators ... The author is a senior associate of Du-Baladad and Associates Law Offices, a member-firm of World Tax Services Alliance. The article is for general information only and is not intended ...

Tax reform bill to be pursued in 17th Congress
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-22
"Tax reform is finally going to happen ... on Monday that the Duterte administration will update the income tax brackets and eventually lower corporate and individual tax rates. Quimbo noted that tax brackets remain unadjusted since 1997.

SSS accomplishments during the last six years: Reaching out to OFWs
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-22
In 2010 the SSS had 13 foreign representative offices (FROs) in countries with large concentrations of OFWs, and one representative office at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration building in Mandaluyong City to service departing and returning ...

Cracking the long whip against illegal recruiters
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-21
Incoming Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III must have heard enough of the sad stories of countless victims of illegal recruitment for him to declare that these leeches sucking the blood of Filipinos seeking employment abroad would be hunted down with ...

TIMELINE: Aquino's love-hate relationship with OFWs
Rappler - 2016-06-21
(READ: 'INFOGRAPHIC: Getting to know the OFWs' ) According to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), there were a total of 1,832,668 OFWs in 2014 - 1,430,842 land-based and 401,826 sea-based. Just about anywhere in the world ...

Pentagon Wants Feedback On IP Rights In Defense Acquisition
Law 360 - 2016-06-21
Law360, New York (June 21, 2016, 3:54 PM ET) -- The U.S. Department of Defense on Tuesday sought feedback on regulations regarding intellectual property rights in technical data and the validation of proprietary data restrictions in defense acquisition ...

Government sets Q3 domestic borrowing at P135B
Inquirer - 2016-06-21
He said the Duterte administration would eventually lower the corporate and individual tax rates, which, currently at 30 percent and 32 percent respectively, were among the highest in the region. To compensate for the revenue leaks from lowering the income ...

Solons support tax reform, but oppose VAT increase
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-21
He said that any tax measure "has to be balanced towards what will make growth more inclusive." "The next 17th Congress should prioritize the rationalization of individual and corporate income taxes," he said. "We can only take up VAT increase ...

Business leaders give economic agenda to Duterte
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-21
Barcelon were: Adoption of a comprehensive tax-reform package, including the reduction of corporate-income tax and personal-income tax. Capital- gains tax rates should be reviewed. Tax systems should be simplified for micro, small and medium enterprises ...

Duterte urged to lower corporate, personal income taxes
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-21
The PCCI recommended to incoming Duterte administration to push for lower corporate tax and personal income tax as the top priorities under the comprehensive tax reform package. PH Chamber of Commerce & Industry President George Barcelon presented ...

Duterte urged to lower corporate, personal income taxes
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-21
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI) recommended to incoming Duterte administration to push for lower corporate tax and personal income tax as the top priorities under the comprehensive tax reform package. PCCI President George ...

Duterte govt tax reforms will be fair, friendly to workers, business - Angara
MSN - 2016-06-21
He said corporate taxes will be adjusted to be competitive with the rest of the region to make the economy more competitive for investments. Angara has also filed a bill reducing the corporate income tax rate, noting that with a 30-percent corporate income ...

NESTEA cleans up the shores of Boracay in "Love The Beach" campaign
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2016-06-21
For most people, Boracay on a Labor Day weekend means only one thing: endless partying. So imagine our surprise when NESTEA invited the InqPOP! team to go to Boracay, not only to party, but to join them in their first ever Love The Beach shore clean-up ...

Duterte administration eyes peace pact with NDF "in 9 to 12 months"
Mindanews - 2016-06-21
and Ateneo de Manila University School of Law Dean Sedfrey Candelaria. He said he recommended the three because they had previously served in the peace panel and he would like to "make use of their institutional memory sa peace process." On the ...

Incoming Duterte admin plans to rename DOLE
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-21
DAVAO CITY - Incoming labor secretary Silvestre Bello III said that the administration is thinking of renaming the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to fit the needs not only of laborers but also employers. Bello made the assurance amid the ...

Apple loses patent ruling in China, but order to halt sales of two iPhone models is put on hold
Big News Network - 2016-06-21
Intellectual property regulators in Beijing ruled that the exterior design of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which were released nearly two years ago, infringe on a Chinese company's design. They initially ordered the company to halt sales of the devices ...

Duterte team seeks business feedback
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-06-20
"The new administration will definitely review the tax system, initially to update the income tax brackets and eventually to lower corporate and individual tax rates," Dominguez said. The rationalization of fiscal incentives and the indexing of the ...

Duterte admin to set 10% limit on contractual workers - Bello
MSN - 2016-06-20
"There is a Labor code that already mandates that there is no contractualization, Incoming Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III told reporters in Davao City on Tuesday. "Nasa batas na 'yan, and it's just a matter of implementing the law. Kailangan ng strict ...

Striking the Right Chord: What R&D Execs Can Learn from Led Zeppelin
Observer - 2016-06-20
What the case does highlight is how much music--and, by extension, how much intellectual property--is virtually identical. Turn on your radio at any time of the day or night and the auto-tuned vocalists are hard to distinguish. "Kim Kardashian ...

Asians, many out of shame, not seeking U.S. deportation protection
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-20
It does not, however, provide a path to citizenship. Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has stirred the immigration debate, vowing to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico and deport an estimated 11 million undocumented ...

Aquino leaves with no lasting legacy in labor sector--group
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-20
The legacy, which the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) under the Aquino administration will leave behind, is the more active involvement of the labor sector in the crafting and implementation of labor laws, a labor group said. However, in terms of ...

Apple iPhones found to have violated Chinese rival's patent
Senegal Actu - 2016-06-20
Beijing's Intellectual Property Bureau has ordered Apple to stop selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the city because it infringes on a Chinese company's design patent. With an appeals process ahead, the ruling is unlikely to have a major impact on ...

Incoming finance chief: Duterte admin plans to lower tax rates
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-06-20
The incoming Finance chief nonetheless pointed out the need to "broaden ... of 4.2 percent was similar to that in the Philippines, which means there was inefficient collection here. Dominguez later told reporters that among the VAT exemptions, those ...

China rules against Apple over iPhone patent claim
Quadrangle - 2016-06-20
Media reports said Baili Marketing Service Co. delivered an application to the Beijing Intellectual Property Bureau, demanding Apple stop selling its iPhone6 and iPhone 6 plus models. Apple has since released a statement saying that they plan to continue ...

Apple's appeal in iPhone case accepted by IP court
ECNS - 2016-06-20
The Beijing Intellectual Property Court has accepted an appeal by Apple to review a ruling by the capital's patent office ordering the company to halt the sales of its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Beijing after finding the design too closely resembles a ...

Apple under fire over patent dispute in Beijing
Tri-County Sun Times - 2016-06-20
Apple took a hit in China after the country's intellectual property bureau ordered Apple Inc to stop the sales of its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus citing that it broke patents of a local firm. But according to two leading analysts familiar with the inner ...

Apple Beats China iPhone Ban
Pop & Herald - 2016-06-20
The Beijing Intellectual Property Bureau told Apple it had to stop selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the city because the smartphones violated a patent held by Chinese phonemaker Shenzhen Baili. "We appealed an administrative order from a regional ...

Beijing rules against Apple in patent case
Go Daddy - 2016-06-20
Beijing's Intellectual Property Office said the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus infringe on patent rights held by the company Shenzhen Baili because of similarities to its 100C phone, according to its ruling Friday. However, Apple has said a Beijing court ...

China Bans The Sale of Iphone 6
Skyliner - 2016-06-20
The order by an intellectual property tribunal said the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus infringed a design patent for the 100C model made by Shenzhen Beili, a small Chinese brand. Apple has been told to suspend sales of two versions of the iPhone 6 in Beijing because ...

Investors see devil in the details, say angel tax exemption will not benefit several startups
Economic Times - 2016-06-20
Angel tax', or tax on investments in startups, was considered regressive by all quarters and seen as one of the prime reasons for exodus of startups and intellectual property from the country. Leaders in the startup ecosystem say it will continue to hound ...

Pro-management labor lawyer heads Duterte transition team in DOLE
MSN - 2016-06-20
MANILA - Bienvenido Laguesma, the labor secretary during the Estrada administration, is head of the transition team of the Duterte administration at the Department of Labor and Employment, InterAksyon.com learned. An Aquila Legis fraternity brother of ...

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