Removing Infringing Content on ISPs Hosted in Thailand and the European Union
Lexology - 2016-07-27
Online copyright infringement is a widespread problem. Infringing content that is uploaded to the Internet in one jurisdiction can be easily accessed from around the world. Internet service providers (ISPs) host and transmit vast amounts of data ...

South China Sea video playing in Times Square
Inquirer Technology - 2016-07-27
Besides Wu, the film also features other Chinese and foreign experts, including John Ross, former policy director of Economic and Business Policy of London, and Catherine West, shadow secretary of state and foreign affairs of the British Labor Party.

Permanent establishment, but no permanent rules
BusinessMirror. - 2016-07-27
For income-taxation purposes, a foreign corporation may either be treated as resident or a nonresident foreign corporation. A foreign corporation that is engaged in trade or business within the Philippines is referred to as resident foreign corporation.

Jimmy Page breaks silence on Led Zeppelin's plagiarism trial
Big News Network - 2016-07-27
Page thanked all his fans who "contributed such a positive energy to me". Although Led Zeppelin came out as the winner in the copyright infringement lawsuit against Spirit, the case is not over yet. Michael Skidmore, who represents the estate of late ...

Pro-OFW group issues 'wish list' ahead of Duterte's first SONA
MSN - 2016-07-26
the quick resolution of illegal recruitment and trafficking cases filed by countless OFW victims at the Department of Justice (DOJ), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC); and, the scrapping of ...

BPOs continue to call the shots in PHL real estate
BusinessMirror. - 2016-07-26
In Photo: This year the Department of Labor and Employment expects at least 225,000 new hires in the business-process outsourcing sector. As the number of companies and employees swell, the basic requirement of working space, thus, becomes a very important ...

BI seeks new law to replace 76-year-old immigration act
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-07-26
THE Bureau of Immigration has appealed to lawmakers to pass a new measure to replace the 76-year-old law regulating the immigration of foreigners into the Philippines. BI commissioner Jaime Morente said the antiquated Philippine Immigration Act is long ...

DOLE finalizing memorandum to reduce 'endo' practice by 50% in 2016
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-07-25
MANILA, July 26 -- Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said that the Department will issue a memorandum which is aimed at reducing "endo" practice by 50 percent by the end of 2016. "I plan to reduce contractualization by 50 percent ...

Remittances likely to keep rising -- BSP
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-07-25
The money was believed stolen by cyber thieves from the account of Bank of Bangladesh in the Federal Reserve in New York and entered the Philippine financial system through a Makati branch of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. Experts expressed concern that ...

Chinese Government Determined to Strengthen Patent Protection
Mondaq - 2016-07-25
The current trend of patent protection in China seen from the Draft Amendment to the Patent Law (Draft for Approval) and Draft of Guidelines for Determination of Patent Infringement State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of China submitted the Draft ...

Alvarez urges Congress to get to work, bares legislative agenda
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-07-25
The FOI law will (lead) the light of truth and transparency in government transactions," Alvarez said. Alvarez also wanted the income taxation to be a simplified progressive taxation in order to avoid corrupt revenue officials extorting money from taxpayers.

These Mutual Funds Are New but Still Worthy
MSN - 2016-07-24
Lead manager Andrew Foster spent 12 years at Matthews International Capital Management before co-founding Seafarer Capital Partners in 2011. At Seafarer, he employs a four-person team with global emerging markets experience. That's valuable, says senior ...

Start-Ups Now Need Only A Government Certificate For IPR Benefits
NDTV - 2016-07-23
New Delhi: To improve ease of doing business in the country, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said a start-up would now need only a certificate of recognition from the government to avail intellectual property rights-related ...

Bello dialogues with KMU labor leaders; discusses labor issues in 12 companies in Region 4-A
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-07-22
MANILA, July 23 - Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III met with labor leaders of unions affiliated with the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) who sought dialogue with the Department to resolve labor cases in Region 4-A. Bello also asked the members ...

Trump to Americans: I will fight for you
BusinessMirror. - 2016-07-22
Trump echoed his call to "build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration" and devoted a lengthy section of his speech to discussing Americans who had been killed by immigrants. Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions, an early Trump backer ...

TMAP, Dulay to meet on tax-refund pleas
BusinessMirror. - 2016-07-21
Dulay next week to appeal the millions of pesos in value-added tax (VAT) refunds of corporate taxpayers denied to them by the previous administration without leaving any judicial or administrative recourse. TMAP President Benedict R. Tugonon said Dulay is ...

Higher soft drink, fuel taxes part of Duterte tax reform - Diokno
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-07-20
We will adjust the personal income tax to make it competitive. We will probably also adjust corporate income tax. But we will have the tax on soft drinks and also excise tax on petroleum products," Diokno said. The budget secretary noted that petroleum ...

Tax breaks for small, micro firms pushed
Inquirer - 2016-07-20
A lawmaker will be pushing for two key reform measures seeking to simplify taxation procedures and provide a three-year tax holiday, among other fiscal and non-fiscal incentives, specifically for micro and small enterprises. On the sidelines of the ...

Bello acts on labor concerns of Cavite union
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-07-20
MANILA, July 21 - Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III instructed the DOLE Regional Office No. 4-A to immediately act on the labor case of the worker-members of a union who are picketing at an Irish-owned corporation inside the First ...

Micro enterprises may soon be exempted from some tax payments
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-20
"We should give incentives to companies that are setting up regional franchising headquarters in the country," said Lim noting these companies are going to bring in new technology and ... The Canadian Institute of Tourism has already set up its ...

DOLE vows to speed up probe on illegal dismissal of teachers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-07-20
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) vowed to hasten the investigation on the two cases filed by laid-off teachers against Miriam College, which they accused of illegal dismissal. In a dialogue, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III promised to ...

Teva Settles Drug Patent Row With Celgene, Astellas
Law 360 - 2016-07-20
Law360, New York (July 19, 2016, 9:40 PM ET) -- Teva Pharmaceuticals has settled allegations that its planned generic version of lymphoma drug Istodax would infringe patents held by Celgene Corp. and Astellas Pharma Inc., according to a joint filing by the ...

Teva Settles Drug Patent Row With Celgene, Astellas
Law 360 - 2016-07-20
Law360, New York (July 19, 2016, 9:40 PM ET) -- Teva Pharmaceuticals has settled allegations that its planned generic version of lymphoma drug Istodax would infringe patents held by Celgene Corp. and Astellas Pharma Inc., according to a joint filing by the ...

DOLE officials in Saudi Arabia recalled
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-19
Two labor officers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) are now being investigated by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for allegedly committing negligence in the performance of their duties. Labor Secretary Silvestro Bello III said the ...

Sandigan issues hold departure orders vs former VP Binay, Junjun Binay
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-19
Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang has directed the Bureau of Immigration commissioner to immediately include all of the names of the accused in the Hold Departure List. The Sandiganbayan wants to "preserve and maintain the effectiveness of its ...

NRCO-ISP contest offers P500k to Pinoy seafarers with best biz plan
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-07-19
The awarding ceremony for the contest will be on November 11, 2016. Entries will be judged according to the content, its impact on the seafarer's community, and its financial viability. The winner will receive the P500,000 in three trenches and the ...

Exponent's (EXPO) CEO Paul Johnston on Q2 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
MSN - 2016-07-19
During the quarter we experienced reduced spending from the oil and gas industry. Also recent rulings in intellectual property cases have resulted in clients pausing to evaluate alternatives, reducing the demand for expert witnesses. Additionally ...

Undocumented, unpaid Saudi OFWs in dire need of assistance
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-18
More than 300 undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Kingdom of the Saudi Arabia (KSA) are appealing for assistance from the Department of the Labor and Employment (DOLE) for their immediate repatriation. Representatives from the Overseas ...

Angara bills to correct outdated, inequitable tax system
BusinessMirror. - 2016-07-17
In pushing for indexation of the 19-year-old income-tax rates, the senator seeks to amend Section 24 of the National Internal Revenue Act, citing the Constitutional mandate that "the rule of taxation shall be uniform and equitable." Angara said the ...

Understanding the impact of Federalism
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-17
These federal states have the power to act independently on policies of regional concern. This includes taxation, issuance of licenses, health and educational programs, economic development plans, infrastructure programs, etc. The national government ...

POEA: No deployment restrictions to Turkey
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-17
As Turkey reels from the failed military coup attempt in Turkey last week, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has yet to issue any deployment restrictions for the Eurasian country. In a text message, POEA Administrator Hans Cacdac ...

Davao branch of Accra Law firm marks 20th year
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-07-16
The Davao branch of Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz law firm is celebrating its 20th founding anniversary this year. Accra Law was a pioneer in establishing branch offices outside Metro Manila, with the first branch opened in Cebu City in 1980 ...

Workers to Duterte: End contractualization
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-07-16
A MILITANT labor group yesterday urged President Duterte to hold his predecessor accountable for "crimes against workers," as they challenged him to keep his word to end contractualization. The Kilusang Mayo Uno accused former President Benigno S.

The moment of grace comes from simply being there
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2016-07-16
It is becoming a "human being" again. Early one morning last week, I sat in my study praying, using Matthew 11:28-30, "Come to me all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest." This day was preceded by almost two or three weeks of ...

Is Brexit an IP Exit?
JD Supra - 2016-07-16
These events have raised many questions within the intellectual property community, including U.S. companies with a European intellectual property presence. In sum, should the U.K. actually leave the EU, patent, trademark or design applications or ...

Sports Authority Gets Ch. 11 Approval For IP, Lease Sales
Law 360 - 2016-07-15
Law360, Wilmington (July 15, 2016, 8:00 PM ET) -- Sporting goods retailer Sports Authority received court approval on Friday for a series of sales that will divest the bankrupt company of its intellectual property and dozens of property leases as it moves ...

Barnes & Thornburg Adds IP Partner From Andrews Kurth
Law 360 - 2016-07-15
Law360, Los Angeles (July 15, 2016, 7:48 PM ET) -- Barnes & Thornburg LLP on Friday said that it had bolstered its intellectual property department with a new partner who formerly worked for Andrews Kurth LLP and who specializes in patent issues in the ...

India negotiates on mandatory change of refrigeration technology
wap.business-standard.com - 2016-07-15
A few US-based companies hold intellectual property rights over some of the critical replacement options and a quick phase in of these new gases in large and growing consumer base such as India, mandated through international standards set by the Montreal ...

Growth in remittances slows to 1.9% in May
Inquirer - 2016-07-15
"Preliminary data from the Philippine Over seas Employment Administration (POEA) showed that the number of deployed workers reached 211,799 for the period January-to-May 2016, of which more than 80 percent were in services and sales, elementary ...

Remittances reach $10.9 billion in May, posting 2.9% on-year growth
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-15
The BSP said data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration showed that the number of deployed workers reached 211,799 for the period January-May 2016, of which more than 80 percent were services and sales, elementary occupations such as those ...

Copyright infringement claim is dismissed after the Court finds the applicant is not the author and owner of the works
Lexology - 2016-07-15
This is an application for declarations and remedies related to alleged copyright infringement and infringement of moral rights. The applicant claims rights in four software systems, and seeks damages and an accounting of profits for copyright infringement.

Suspended Led Zeppelin Case Atty Wants 3rd Circ. Rehearing
Law 360 - 2016-07-14
Law360, New York (July 14, 2016, 2:08 PM ET) -- The attorney who recently lost the "Stairway to Heaven" copyright infringement suit asked the Third Circuit Wednesday for a full-circuit rehearing of his three-month suspension, calling a federal district ...

Crossing countries by land
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-14
The next day entailed a short drive to the Nakhon Panom border. And like your typical airport all the participants lined up at the immigration booth to have passports stamped. From there, there was a cursory check of vehicles before driving over the ornate ...

DFA, DOLE urged to address OFW mass layoff in the Middle East
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-14
A neophyte lawmaker is prodding the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to create a Joint Crisis Management Team that would look into the plight of laid-off overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle ...

PH ports alerted against five PNP generals
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-13
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has alerted all international and local ports against the five Philippine National Police (PNP) generals allegedly involved in illegal drugs trade. According to BI Spokesperson Atty. Antonette Mangrobang, BI personnel in ...

DOJ issues lookout bulletin order vs 5 accused generals
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-07-13
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued an Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order (ILBO) against five police generals earlier identified by President Rodrigo Duterte as those allegedly have links to illegal drug trade. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II ...

Lopez keeps DENR moratorium on new mining projects
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-13
This review, as the order reads, "shall be based on the guidelines and parameters set forth in the specific mining contract or agreement and on other pertinent laws, rules, and regulations such as the Mining Act of 1995 and the Labor Code".

Life on the line in Venezuela as economic crisis worsens
BusinessMirror. - 2016-07-12
On Mondays and Tuesdays the lines outside immigration offices spill down the street as if people suddenly decided over the weekend that they could not handle one more week standing around while life passes them by. EACH night, men push broken-down gas ...

Small, large miners try to sway Lopez
BusinessMirror. - 2016-07-12
The EO stated, "The review shall be based on the guidelines and parameters set forth in the specific mining contract or agreement and on other pertinent laws, rules and regulations, such as the Mining Act of 1995 and the Labor Code." According to COMP ...

Remittances, BPO revenues to hit $47b this year
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-07-12
Preliminary data from Philippine Overseas Employment Administration showed that a total of 777,887 contracts were processed in the first four months of 2016. DBS Bank of Singapore said at the current pace, total remittances this year were likely to hit a ...

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