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 ...

DOLE mulls death for illegal recruiters
Philstar - 2016-06-19
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Hans Cacdac said the agency has recorded a decline in the number of cases of illegal recruitment being filed before the agency. But the government still needs to adopt an intensified campaign ...

Notes on accreditation of CPAs
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-19
The certificate of accreditation shall be issued only upon showing, in accordance with rules and regulations, that such registrant has acquired a minimum of three years meaningful experience in any of the areas of public practice, including taxation.

Led Zeppelin appear in court in 'Stairway to Heaven' copyright infringement case
Ecommerce Journal - 2016-06-19
Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page are reuniting in a Los Angeles courtroom this week to defend themselves in a lawsuit brought by the estate of one Randy California (real name: Randy Craig Wolfe). After two years of legal proceedings, a judge ...

Marcos camp hits departure of Smartmatic exec despite hold order
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-06-19
The camp of Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. on Sunday deplored the inaction of the Commission on Elections and the Bureau of Immigration on its request to hold the departure of a Smartmatic staff member allegedly connected with the supposed ...

Cut income tax before raising VAT - solons
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-18
He stressed that any tax measure "has to be balanced towards what will make growth more inclusive." Quimbo said the 17th Congress should prioritize the rationalization of individual and corporate income taxes. "We can only take up VAT increase along ...

Led Zeppelin 'Stairway' Trial Gets Ugly as Plaintiffs Rest Their Case
Rolling Stone - 2016-06-18
The surviving members of Led Zeppelin squashed one of the group's most established and enduring mythologies when the band's bassist/keyboardist/songwriter John Paul Jones took the stand in day four of the copyright infringement suit "Michael Skidmore vs.

Angara touts legislative achievements
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-06-17
Although a newbie senator, he chaired five committees -- ways and means; games and amusement and sport; labor, employment and human resources development; foreign affairs; and tourism. Angara, vice chairperson of the labor and foreign relations committees ...

Lake Sebu is now a labor law-compliant tourism zone
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-06-17
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, June 17 (PIA) -- Lake Sebu, prime tourist destination in South Cotabato and SOCCSKSARGEN Region, is labor law compliant, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 12. Lake Sebu is the first tourism zone in ...

POEA, Jobstreet launch an online anti-illegal recruitment program
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-16
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and Jobstreet.com launched an online anti-illegal recruitment program, the Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS). The PEOS will provide information on important topics like considerations ...

Cebu labor groups seek P140 daily wage hike
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-16
CEBU CITY - Labor groups in Cebu filed a petition that seeks to raise the daily minimum wage in Cebu and the rest of Central Visayas by P140. The Alliance of Progressive Labor and the Cebu Labor Coalition led the filing of the petition for wage ...

Pre-employment seminar now mandatory for OFWs
Rappler - 2016-06-16
Enhancements to the PEOS website was presented to the media on Thursday, June 16, at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in Mandaluyong City. These include an addition of the domestic worker modules to the already existing modules for ...

Overseas work applicants must undergo mandatory online PEOS
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-06-15
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has already issued Memorandum Circular No. 2, Series of 2016 requiring all Filipinos seeking overseas jobs for the first time to undergo and complete the mandatory online pre-employment orientation seminar ...

A few good men (and women)
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-15
However, after more than 10 years, he decided to switch to government service (perhaps out of curiosity, due to professional boredom, or maybe for love of country) by joining the Bureau of Immigration. He wanted to become an Immigration Officer (IO ...

Immigration recommends deportation for Vietnamese, Chinese nationals
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-06-15
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 14 (PIA) - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) here has recommended to Immigration Commissioner Ronaldo Geron the issuance of a summary deportation order against 28 foreign nationals who, at the moment, are likewise facing cases ...

PCC official pushes 25% corporate tax
MSN - 2016-06-14
A commissioner of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) advocated yesterday the reduction of the corporate income tax from a maximum 30 percent to 25 percent. In a lecture at the UP School of Economics where she is on leave as economics professor ...

Libreng groceries for Robinsons Malls Lingkod Pinoy Center customers
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-14
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, and Commission on Elections. Know more about the promo mechanics and be updated with upcoming events by visiting www.robinsonsmalls.com or following Robinsons Malls ...

Extortion and deportation at the hands of the Philippine Bureau of Immigration
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-14
My life, which I had planned to spend in the Philippines, has been ruined. I have been victimized, not only by my crooked business partner, but more important, by the Bureau of Immigration (BI), an agency of the Philippine government. In addition, my ...

Trump, Clinton over different visions in Orlando response
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-14
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton outlined dramatically different proposals for combating terrorism and gun violence following the deadly Orlando nightclub attacks, with the presumptive Republican nominee vowing to suspend immigration from ...

Trump to 'suspend immigration' from nations with terror history
MSN - 2016-06-14
White House hopeful Donald Trump vows to "suspend immigration" from nations with links to terror attacks targeting the United States or its allies, one day after a Florida nightclub massacre.

Tax reform dilemmas
Philstar - 2016-06-14
In particular, it would be appropriate to simplify the VAT and "reduce" it to something like a seven or 7.5 percent straight tax, a common practice among many countries currently observing value-added taxation. While the government would theoretically ...

Lowering tax rates possible
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-06-13
The outgoing Aquino administration last May handed over to the incoming government a P77-billion tax reform package for its study, which includes a gradual lowering of the highest personal and corporate income tax levies to 25 percent and restructuring the ...

Empowering Filipinos with information
Inquirer - 2016-06-12
While there is a Labor Code to protect Filipino employees, most people in the Philippines are probably not familiar ... advertising opportunities that digital offers--LinkedIn ads and Google search being the most relevant," Cueto said, adding ...

Egypt faces labor unrest, showdown
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-12
MAHALLA EL-KOBRA, Egypt--Labor activist Kamal al-Fayoumi has lost none of his swagger since being fired from the sprawling Egyptian textile plant, where he worked for three decades and was known as an agitator. Striding through a gritty industrial town in ...

Philippines adopts work guidelines for Japan-bound maids
Japan Today - 2016-06-11
Jocelyn Rey of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration told Kyodo News the guidelines, expected to take effect June 19, detail the roles and responsibilities of recruiters and employers; the qualifications and scope of work of the housekeepers ...

The fight against child labor
MSN - 2016-06-11
Close to 170 million children globally are caught up in the perils of child labor, says a leading NGO ahead of World Day Against Child Labour as it also calls on companies to end the practice in their supply chains. Jillian Kitchener reports.

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: Suitability of the Federal System in Mindanao
Mindanews - 2016-06-11
taxation, landholding system, forestry laws, mining laws, marriage laws, history. We even glorify national bird, national tree, national this, national that. One very concrete accomplishment of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) is to question and ...

We are not a generics player: Arun Kumar
wap.business-standard.com - 2016-06-11
While the first part was to learn the game with partners, today, the firm is focusing on building capabilities, portfolio and intellectual property that is geared to take the company forward. In the last 14 months, Strides has acquired over nine firms ...

Dashing seafarer breaks stereotypes
Philstar - 2016-06-10
CEBU, Philippines - Silent waters run deep is a phrase that comes to mind after a few minutes with pageant title-holder and Typhoon Yolanda survivor Rick Kristoffer E. Palencia. Relatively quiet during a lengthy press conference for the Gentlemen of the ...

Relief from ranting
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-06-09
His knowledge of the law, particularly taxation, is without equal. Together with former Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Fidel Ramos, then-Defense Minister Enrile led an uprising which led to People Power that toppled strongman President ...

DOLE MisOcc highlights Jobs Fair on Labor Day
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-06-09
ALORAN, Misamis Occidental, June 9 -- The province of Misamis Occidental celebrated its 114th Annual Labor Day anchored on the theme "Kinabukasan Sigurado sa Disenteng Trabaho" with various activities starting with a Holy Mass, motorcade and a jobs ...

Lawyers and judges, take note
Inquirer - 2016-06-08
The ruling also applies to other commercial cases, such as for rehabilitation, liquidation in insolvency and intellectual property cases, that may have been filed with or raffled to the wrong court. For the guidance of the bench and the bar, this case ...

Central Luzon fair opens 11,373 job vacancies
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-08
as processed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Baldoz said the same event will take place in all DOLE regional offices, where job vacancies and other labor and employment services will be available to job fair participants.

DTI pushes for global marketing of PHL education services
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-07
In the increase of foreign nationals seeking to study in the country, the Bureau of Immigration noted that this trend may be due to the proficiency of Filipino teachers in English and the use of English as a medium of instruction in the educational ...

Looking into the Crystal Ball - Protecting Polymporphs to Lengthen the Drug Patent Life Cycle
Lexology - 2016-06-06
Innovative pharmaceutical companies are increasingly attempting to patent improved forms of their original drug compound. Crystalline forms of a drug, called polymorphs, are one such improvement. 1 A polymorph drug may provide benefits such as better ...

OWWA 12 to lead Migrant Workers Day celebration on June 7
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-06-06
Part of the affair is a learning session on the ASSIST-WELL program of the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), Anti-Illegal Recruitment and Trafficking in Person (AIR-TIP) by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and a film ...

Pagcor funds going to health, education
Philstar - 2016-06-06
"In education, I will endeavor to build - if there are about 25 to 30 students per barangay - they will have a national high school. No need to walk 20 to 30 kilometers. I will bring the schools to them," he added in Filipino. Duterte scored ...

Dominguez rejects tax reform package
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-06-05
For individual wage earners, the tax rates will be lowered from the current 32 percent to 25 percent. The corporate tax, meanwhile, will reduced to 25 percent from 32 percent. The measures will cost the government around P160 billion to P224 billion in ...

Phl starts deployment of maids to Japan
MSN - 2016-06-05
Filipino household service workers are set be sent to Japan. Administrator Hans Cacdac of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said they have issued the necessary implementing rules and regulations governing the hiring of Filipino household ...

Taking advantage of freelancing trends in PH
Inquirer - 2016-06-05
NOT A race to the bottom. A common misconception of online freelancing sites is that they are merely a form of digital arbitrage: They enable employers in one country to avail themselves of much cheaper labor in another. Evan Tan, regional communications ...

Insights of a young accountant
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-05
It was not smooth sailing. As the course load in the final years was laden with technical and more difficult accounting subjects, including taxation, auditing and advanced accounting. The road to the licensure examination was extremely difficult as it can be.

Limited deployment of HSWs to Japan approved
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-05
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) issued its new implementing rules and regulations (IRR) recently on the deployment of Filipino household service workers (HSW) to Japan. In its Governing Board Resolution No. 08-2016, POEA disclosed ...

Philippines hosts international dialogue on human trafficking
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-04
She said once the "red flag" is identified, they coordinate with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and the Department of Foreign Affairs. "We found signs in different places and it grew. That resulted in the Manila dialogue last year.

Duterte bares new appointments
Philstar - 2016-06-04
Former Kilusang Mayo Uno leader Joel Maglungsod will also join the Duterte Cabinet as undersecretary of the Department of Labor. The incoming Duterte administration is still searching for those who will head the departments of trade and industry ...

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