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 ...

Law Firm Says Ship Co. Owes Employee Injury Row Fees
Law 360 - 2016-09-21
Duzar had been employed under a contract approved by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, and his contract contained an arbitration clause that Frilot failed to act upon, the companies said. DNA and North of England said this action could ...

Deception by omission
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-09-21
An additional structure of government--the state governments--will be inserted between the national and the local governments. Save for the Departments of National Defense and of Foreign Affairs, most of the Cabinet positions in the national government ...

U-OFW, OPC urge Duterte administration to continue efforts to assist stranded, undocumented OFWs in Saudi
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-09-21
and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Health (DoH), the Technical and Skills Development Administration (TESDA). The mission last for three weeks starting the middle of ...

Wage board eyes pay raise for Eastern Visayas workers
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-21
"The consultations were the most comprehensive, having been participated in by nearly 200 representatives from the management and labor sector all over the region," said Elias Cayanong, Department of Labor and Employment Regional director and RTWBP chairma

Why the Supreme Court May Hear the Case of the Dancing Baby
FORTUNE - 2016-09-21
In addition to four intellectual property cases it has already agreed to hear, the court could as soon as next week take up a trademark battle that pits an Asian-American rock band and the Washington Redskins football team against the U.S. Patent and ...

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.

Sixers hope state-of-the-art training complex helps lure free agents to beef up promising roster
spin.ph - 2016-09-20
For about 16 years, the Sixers had been renting a single court at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. The Sixers front office ... Manila time), with Toyota, NovaCare Rehabilitation and Virtua all signed on to stamp their logo on various ...

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 ...

Delhi High Court strikes a fine balance between the right to copy and copyright
scroll.in - 2016-09-18
In its landmark judgement on Friday, the Delhi High Court held that the making of photocopies of books for academic purposes did not constitute an infringement of copyright, and publishers could not legally stop universities and photocopying places from ...

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.

DOF holds consultations on comprehensive tax reforms
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-17
Under the second package, the government will be proposing the reduction in corporate tax rates to 25 percent, along with simplifying other corporate income tax provisions to improve compliance. To help cancel out foregone revenues, the DOF will ...

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.

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 ...

Economists see hawkish hold next week as Fed punts to December
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-16
A slow economic recovery has polarized Americans on topics ranging from immigration to trade and interest rates. "We are going to get a hawkish hold," said Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist at The Northern Trust Company in Chicago. "The missing piece ...

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 ...

Personal remittances amount to US$16.9 billion for the first seven months of 2016
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-09-16
A preliminary report from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) showed that the number of deployed land-based workers (new hires) dropped by 10.3 percent year-on-year to 235,895, while that of sea-based workers fell by 44.4 percent to ...

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.

2 Koreans nabbed for murder, swindling
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-09-15
Two Koreans were arrested in separate operations last week for murder and swindling charges in their home country. The Bureau of Immigration apprehended Jang Te-wen, 50, and Yoon Sung-ki, 55, on Sept. 6 in separate operations in Pasay City and Pampanga.

July remittances fall as deployment drops
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-15
As such, preliminary data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) cited by the central bank showed the number of deployed land-based workers, or new hires, dropped by 10.3 percent year-on-year to 235,895. The sea-based deployment took ...

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 ...

Recruiters assist 400 displaced OFWs
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-15
The event was held in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, POEA Administrator Atty.

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 ...

The Impact of 3D printing on Intellectual Property Rights
JD Supra - 2016-09-14
The term 3D printing encompasses a number of different additive manufacturing methods that enable the production of physical objects without the need for any specific tooling. 3D printing has, for many years, been forecast as the next revolutionary ...

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 ...

Illegal fishing charges filed vs 17 Vietnamese nationals
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-14
Rivera said the 16 arrested Vietnamese fishermen are now under the custody of the local office of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in Ilocos Sur while one minor is under the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Meanwhile ...

US concerned over Chinese money in Australian politics
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-14
Last week the opposition Labor Party called for foreign political donations to be banned after Labor Sen. Sam Dastyari stepped down from a senior role for asking a Chinese company to pay a A$1,670 ($1,250) travel bill. While Dastyari broke no law ...

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 ...

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