Second Circuit Highlights Splits on Nominative Trademark Fair Use
JD Supra - 2016-05-27
especially in light of its recent interest in intellectual property cases generally and the Lanham Act, in particular. [1] 14-3456-cv (2d Cir. May 18, 2016) (hereinafter "Op."). [2] 4 McCarthy on Trademarks and Unfair Competition § 23:11 (4th ed.). [3 ...

Polls renewed business confidence in Q2
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-27
"Their more positive outlook was further driven by expectations of more favorable macroeconomic conditions in the country--particularly low inflation and stable interest rates--and sustained foreign-investment inflows," the central bank said.

Immigration places Purisima, 10 others under "Alert List"
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-27
MANILA, May 27 -The Bureau of Immigration has included former Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, director general Alan Purisima, and 10 others in its alert list. But Purisima and his co-accused in the graft charges before the Sandiganbayan are not ...

Contractualization: Pros and cons
Philstar - 2016-05-27
Despite several attempts to weed out this very contentious labor scheme, it has remained in effect until now. The capitalist nature of the outgoing regime has not given emphasis on this supposed anti-poor policy of employment for reasons that may be both ...

IP Firm Brinks Adds Attorneys, Offices In Tampa And China
Law 360 - 2016-05-27
Law360, Miami (May 26, 2016, 9:21 PM ET) -- Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the country's largest intellectual property law firms, is charging toward its 100th anniversary next year, announcing Thursday that it is adding five attorneys, including three who ...

Provincial press meet in Davao
Tempo - 2016-05-27
Gold Star Daily Mindanao columnist Alejandro Jose C. Pallugna is being pushed by civic groups for the Immigration Commissioner post. A prominent lawyer and university professor, Pallugna was among the leading volunteers in the Duterte campaign. He handled ...

Philippines prepares to summon 47 companies to account for climate change
Greenpeace International - 2016-05-27
Quezon City, Philippines - Petitioners in the landmark human rights ... Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, Centre for International Environmental Law, Climate Justice Programme; EarthRights, International, International Trade Union Confederation ...

John Marshall's Intellectual Property Law Director Daryl Lim Speaks in Russia
MSN - 2016-05-26
CHICAGO, May 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Professor Daryl Lim, director of the Center for Intellectual Property, Information Technology & Privacy Law at The John Marshall Law School, spoke at the International Legal Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia on May ...

New admin faces many labor woes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-26
Problems with contractualization, job loss and unemployed youth face the next administration, according to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz. Baldoz said the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) was looking at ways to avert job losses, particularly in ...

Reds name 2 ex-solons, ex-UP prof for Cabinet
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-26
But the finance job went to Carlos "Sonny" Dominguez, who was appointed last week. So far, Duterte has selected only one woman, former Immigration Commissioner Andrea Domingo, to join his Cabinet. She will head state-run Philippine Amusement and ...

Pols Wants Answers On Colombian Drug Licensing Policy
Law 360 - 2016-05-26
Fifteen Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday pressed the Obama administration to explain recent reports that it discouraged the Colombian government from issuing a license that would have invalidated a Novartis cancer drug patent to make way for a cheaper ...

DOF launches DOF Institute
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-05-26
The second is a series of specialization courses on domestic finance and taxation, international finance, corporate finance, project finance, administration, and economics. The third level is an executive training program for middle and senior management.

French dock workers throw smoke bombs as protests escalate
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-26
LE HAVRE, France -- Thousands of dock workers poured into a public square in the French port city of Le Havre on Thursday (May 26, 2016), setting off smoke bombs as part of escalating nationwide protests against a labor bill that would loosen protections ...

Left submits 4 women Cabinet nominees to Duterte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-26
Duterte has named only one woman so far in a key position in his government: former Immigration chief Andrea Domingo for the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor). The transition team even tapped the help of outgoing Senator Pia Cayetano to ...

Trade Secrets Claims Reach Federal Court: New Law Changes Jurisdiction, Remedies and Duties
JD Supra - 2016-05-26
Until May 12, 2016, trade secret law was the only area of intellectual property law left largely to state courts and state law. But no longer. On May 12, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, Pub. L. No. 114-153. It establishes a new ...

CRUZ, Axel Rupert M.
ateneo.edu - 2016-05-25
Cruz specializes in civil, criminal, and administrative litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. His litigation practice focuses on corruption laws, tort, product liability laws, and competition law. He has successfully represented clients before ...

OFW Jonard Langamin escapes death row, returns to PH
Rappler - 2016-05-25
Am so blessed to be a part of this. pic.twitter.com/YcXJ4DD1nk -- susanople (@susanople) May 25, 2016 In Saudi Arabia, Langamin was found guilty of fatally stabbing his co-seafarer Robertson Mendoza, another OFW working on the same shipping vessel ...

PHL needs to open door for wider competition
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-25
The Philippines has the potential to move away from that catch-up game and strive toward becoming a regional leader in terms of foreign investment and trade, thanks to its solid macroeconomic foundations; a consumer-driven economy, combined with a pool of ...

SMEs urged to outsource labor needs to mitigate cost of high turnover rates
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-25
GIVEN that the massive employee turnover trend is now apparent across all industries which, in turn, could be costly to any organization, Filipino companies, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs), are encouraged to outsource their human-resource ...

392 instant jobs at Labor Day jobs fair in Bicol
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-05-25
DOLE Bicol recorded some 3,206 job applicants in the simultaneous Mega Job and Livelihood Fair at the Ayala and Pacific Mall in Legazpi City on May 1 and the Finale Job Fair at SM Naga City on May 2 graced by Assistant Secretary Ma. Joji V. Aragon.

Duterte rape comment violated Magna Carta of Women--CHR
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-25
The CHR ruling was in response to a complaint filed by WomanHealth Philippines, Kasarinlan para sa Kalayaan, Sentro ng Manggagawa ng Pilipinas, Labor Education and Research Network, and Sagip-Ilog Pilipinas. The women groups earlier said that their ...

Sanofi Wants Jury Verdict Axed In Amgen Drug Patent Row
Law 360 - 2016-05-25
Law360, Los Angeles (May 24, 2016, 10:01 PM ET) -- Sanofi urged a Delaware federal judge Monday to toss a jury's verdict finding rival Amgen's cholesterol drug patents valid and order a new trial or enter judgment against Amgen in its infringement row ...

DoF pushes higher oil taxes
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-05-24
The agency proposed the oil tax increase to compensate for the proposed reduction in corporate income tax rate to 25 percent from 32 percent and exemption of incomes of P1 million and below. The income tax reduction proposal was seen to reduce collection ...

PH has worst unemployment rate despite high GDP growth-Ibon
Inquirer - 2016-05-24
Citing the latest labor force survey data, Ibon said the unemployment rate in the country was set at 5.8 percent in January 2016, higher than slower-growing economies like China (4 percent), Vietnam (2.3 percent), Indonesia (5.5 percent), Malaysia (3.5 ...

Duterte still looking for good candidates to head three most corrupt government agencies
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-24
Duterte said he will assign former military officers to handle the Bureau of Immigration, which he described as "a sensitive agency that needs a strict leader." He also plans to recruit former military officers to head the Philippine Drug Enforcement ...

Raising the productivity and competitiveness of PHL enterprises
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-24
However, we are still fettered with old policies, like the Labor Code, which has been long overdue for a legislative overhaul. In the meantime, the Bureau of Labor Relations of the DOLE continues to engage tripartite partners in formulating or amending ...

Workplace age discrimination bill passed in Senate
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-24
"There is none in our Labor Code; and until recently, it was not even on the policy radar screen of the Department of Labor and Employment," Cayetano said. "To be discriminated against due to a natural and unstoppable process of ageing is to impose ...

Robinsons' Lingkod Pinoy, mall app and 'Maskara' events win Quill Awards
interaksyon.com - 2016-05-24
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration and now Commission on Elections (COMELEC). Robinsons Malls App won the Award of Excellence under the Digital Communications category. The Robinsons Malls app brings the ...

TUCP, KMU welcome Bello as possible labor secretary
MSN - 2016-05-24
Labor groups Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) and the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) have welcomed the possible appointment of former Justice Secretary Silvestre Bello III as secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment. "He is acceptable.

French tax police raid Google's Paris offices
MSN - 2016-05-23
Its European operations are headquartered in Ireland, which has some of the lowest corporate tax rates in the region. Google France received a "notification" of the investigation back in March 2014, which did not give any precise figures. It has been ...

More news on the Panama Papers
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-23
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House eyes approval of 15 bills before canvassing votes
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-22
financing Companies and Investment Houses Cited in the Foreign Investment Negative List, except those in the Constitution; Modernizing the National Bureau of Investigation; banning the reappointment of a regular member of the Judicial and Bar Council who ...

Smoke, cockpit woes signal chaotic end for EgyptAir plane
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-22
These photos posted on Saturday on the official Facebook page of the Egyptian Armed Forces spokesman show part of the wreckage from EgyptAir Flight 804. Search crews found floating human remains, luggage and seats from the doomed EgyptAir jetliner on ...

Gilberto Teodoro as defense chief
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-05-22
Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Agrarian Reform, and Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The last four are reportedly being reserved for the possible participation of Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic ...

Minimum salaries of able seafarers stay at $614 till 2018
The Daily Tribune - 2016-05-22
While the ILO minimum only refers to the basic wage for the non-officer grade of able seafarer, the total minimum payable is actually much higher when account is taken of overtime payments and other pay related entitlements under the ILO Maritime Labor ...

Minimum salaries of able seafarers to remain at USD614 till 2018
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-22
While the ILO minimum only refers to the basic wage for the non-officer grade of able seafarer, the total minimum payable is actually much higher when account is taken of overtime payments and other pay related entitlements under the ILO Maritime Labor ...

The incoming President must look at the lesson of contemporary history
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-21
kidnappings and revolutionary taxation. Except the rebellious officers, the Leftist insurgents and Moro separatists are belligerents and have their own separate constitutions, controlled territories, flags, armaments, tactical and strategic objectives ...

Cook may seek IPR shield to make in India
wap.business-standard.com - 2016-05-21
When contacted, an Apple India spokesperson did not comment on the matter. The government last week unveiled a National Intellectual Property Rights policy to promote creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Companies in sectors like consumer goods ...

U.S. Trade Representative Issues 2016 Special 301 Report
JD Supra - 2016-05-21
As it did last year, the Report highlights China as a country that, although still on the Priority Watch List has made "wide-ranging intellectual property law reform efforts" as well as "certain positive enforcement initiatives" but notes that there are ...

US targets spying threat on campus with proposed research clampdown
Economic Times - 2016-05-20
In 2015, the number of intellectual property cases investigated by the FBI rose 53 percent from the previous year. The FBI says China is the main culprit. It has accused Chinese nationals of attempting to export technology from the United States ...

The Heart of the Filipino in LA
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2016-05-20
Besides improvements in the existing facility, the processing from immigration to customs was an easy walk-through sans long queues. The airport lounge had exceptionally good coffee, an Italian brew, and kiosks outside had delicacies for last-minute buys.

Reality will tame Duterte - PNoy
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-20
Since taking office in 2010, Aquino has overseen an economic boom in which foreign investment and tourism numbers hit record levels, business thrived, and anti-corruption efforts helped the country cast off its old reputation as the "Sick Man of Asia."

Trial Pros: Weisbrod Matteis' Peter Toren
Law 360 - 2016-05-20
Law360, New York (May 20, 2016, 10:37 AM ET) -- Peter Toren is an intellectual property litigator and a partner with Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC in Washington, D.C. where he helps individuals and companies protect their intellectual property rights.

Police attacked amid French labor protests
MSN - 2016-05-19
France's prime minister is urging union leaders to call off protests against reforms to labor laws amid mounting violence against police. Vanessa Johnston reports.

Over 6T job vacancies open for applicants at Happy Jobs Fair on May 28
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-05-19
CEBU CITY, May 20 (PIA) -- More than 70 local and overseas companies will offer more than 6,000 job vacancies during the Happy Jobs Fair on May 28 at SM City Cebu Trade Hall. In a press conference Thursday, Wesley Chiongbian, president of online job portal ...

Airline operators support bid for Naia privatization
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-19
In December 2013 GMR Infrastructure, in partnership with Megawide Construction Corp. of the Philippines, won the bid to operate the MCIA for P14.4 billion (approximately $320 million). The concession agreement, signed between the consortium and the ...

PESO job fair today
Visayan Daily Star - 2016-05-19
PESO invited 16 local companies, 14 Philippine Overseas Employment Administration-licensed agencies and 10 business process outsourcing companies to the Trabaho Patrol 2016 job fair, PESO-Neg. Occ. coordinator Sharon Juance said. Juance said applicants ...

More work, more pay? New rule extends overtime to millions
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-19
Many employees will see that as a step down, they said. "With the stroke of a pen, the Labor Department is demoting millions of workers," David French, a senior vice president for the National Retail Federation, said. "Most of the people impacted by ...

New overtime-pay rule to benefit US workers
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-18
Many employees will see that as a step down, they said. "With the stroke of a pen, the Labor Department is demoting millions of workers," David French, a senior vice president for the National Retail Federation, said. "Most of the people impacted by ...

11 exploited Pinoy workers awarded $15.2M in US human trafficking case
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-18
Advancing Justice-LA said it has already secured special immigration status for the workers as victims of human trafficking, which also provides work authorization so the workers can begin rebuilding their lives and reunite with their families.

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