Avoiding Disaster - the Importance of an Intellectual Property Protection Plan for Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries
JD Supra - 2016-11-30
An effective intellectual property protection strategy is vital for almost every business, but is perhaps even more important for businesses such as breweries, wineries and distilleries where much of their product differentiation comes in the way of their ...

BIR at the frontline of 'ambitious' government agenda to boost growth, attack poverty
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-11-29
Lower rates reduce incentives to evade. With the plan to lower rates, the BIR should now prepare its own plans to broaden the base of our taxation. The goal is to make the lower rates revenue neutral through improved tax administration. That will be a ...

'Porn Troll' Atty Ordered To Pay Up For Contempt
Law 360 - 2016-11-28
Law360, New York (November 28, 2016, 3:58 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge has ordered a so-called "porn troll" attorney to pay more than $47,000 for his attempt to avoid paying fines in a copyright infringement lawsuit over allegedly unlawful ...

Lawmakers raise impact of proposed salt tax on the poor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-11-28
MANILA -- Lawmakers of the House of Representatives have raised concern over the proposed taxation of "excess" salt in processed foods on the poor. House Bill No. 3719, authored by Masbate 3rd District Rep. Scott Davies Lanete, seeks to impose a tax ...

RP budget deficit drops 91% to P2.3B in October
The Daily Tribune - 2016-11-28
The BIR posted a five percent growth in tax collection compared to P115.8 billion last year, while the BoC registered a three percent year-on-year increase in revenues in October from P32.5 billion. Tax collection of other offices, meanwhile, posted a 98 ...

Lapu worker asks SC: Junk Ombudsman findings
Philstar - 2016-11-28
Meanwhile, the Gabriela Women's Partylist group is seeking for a congressional inquiry into the cases of illegal recruitment perpetuated by Philtrust Overseas Recruitment Agency against at least 32 Filipinos in Cebu. Partylist Representatives Emmi de ...

"You shall not pass" - summary judgment for Tolkien copyright infringement. And in other news...
Lexology - 2016-11-28
Copyright - infringement of the Lord of the Rings "One Ring Inscription" - summary judgment. After twelve years, in 1949, JRR Tolkien completed his book, The Lord of the Rings. As Beach J observed, the book is set in a fantasy world called Middle ...

Reminder on 13th month pay, bonus
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-11-27
Even contractual, casual, fixed term, probationary and seasonal employees have the right to receive this according to the Labor Code as long as they have given servicd for one month only, said Angara, vice chairman of the labor committee. "And although ...

Land tax hike seen adding P300M for QC yearly
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-11-27
They are also entitled to free parking in business establishments ... An ordinance approved in 2015 also grants senior citizens a new tax break: when they sell their house and lot in Quezon City, they are no longer required to pay transfer tax.

Project to help SMEs with intellectual entrepreneurial assets
Jamaica Observer - 2016-11-26
He said it will bring well-needed support to entrepreneurs and innovators, and help to boost Intellectual Property (IP) investments in the region. He was speaking at the official launch of REACH at the Courtyard by Marriot Hotel in New Kingston on November 18.

Bello issues work stoppage in firecracker establishments
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-11-26
He added that the issuance of the Work Stoppage Order is pursuant to Rule 1012.02 of the Occupational Safety and Health Standards in relation to Article 168 of the Labor Code, as amended and renumbered, and Rule VIII of Department Order No. 131-B ...

Government steps up anti-smuggling campaign
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-11-26
He said the bureau, for the month of November, seized various counterfeit products in Pasay City, Bulacan and Pangasinan areas totaling to about Php 775 million. The Bureau has confiscated around Php1.173 billion worth of various kinds of illegal drugs in ...

Changes in Process for Designating Agents for DMCA Safe Harbor Protection
JD Supra - 2016-11-25
safe harbors from copyright infringement liability for (i) content stored at the direction of a user (i.e., user-generated content); (ii) system caching; or (iii) information location tools (collectively, the "Safe Harbor")--including those that have ...

'Unfree' market requires government action
Courier-Journal - 2016-11-25
So the new drug/patent prevents competition. Long-running patents make Americans pay more for drugs than citizens of other developed countries. Europeans pay much less because their governments drive hard bargains with pharmaceutical companies and direct ...

DTI- Laguna conducts seminar on bookkeeping and taxation
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-11-25
CALAMBA, Laguna, 25 Nov. - The Department of Trade and Industry- Laguna Provincial Office , through the Small and Medium Enterprise Roving Academy (SMERA) and Negosyo Center-San Pablo City recently held a seminar on bookkeeping and taxation in San Pablo ...

Labor arbiter hailed for ruling vs retrenchment of teachers
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-11-24
This refers to the news articles titled "2 profs win case vs Miriam College" (News, 11/16/16 ... we persist in our call to the Department of Labor and Employment to address the ongoing practice of labor contractualization in HEIs.

DOF releases Freedom Of Information manual
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-11-24
the effective implementation of immigration controls and border security; or (iii) deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication; or (iv) lead to the disclosure of the identity of a confidential source, including a government ...

Hazards of a crusader
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-24
I say this because any transformation entails cost before one can see its benefits. When I became the head of the immigration bureau, opposition was rife in the early stages. Trials came in bunches up to my very last day in office. I can personally attest ...

Be wary of counterfeit drug products - FDA
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-11-24
The FDA added to be vigilant of the said counterfeit products as these may pose potential danger or injury. Establishments and outlets were also warned against selling and/or dispensing of the counterfeit drug products. Anyone found selling the said drug ...

China top innovator with 1 million patent requests in year: UN
Economic Times - 2016-11-24
GENEVA: China is driving Asian-led growth in innovation worldwide, becoming the first country to file 1 million patent applications in a single year, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) said on Wednesday. Chinese innovators filed most of ...

SGInnovate To Launch Singapore Into A.I. & Robotics Space
Asianscientist - 2016-11-24
falls under the National Research Foundation of Singapore. It was formerly known as Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd, the venture investment arm of the former Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore. Here at 32CS, which is short for 32 Carpenter Street ...

Philippines seen to survive external headwinds
Philstar - 2016-11-23
Philex Mining Corp. CFO bagged the 10th ING-Finex CFO Award for 2016. "In both cases mainstream media underestimated the underlying sentiment which caused shockwaves across the globe. The same was the case in financial markets. Traders and analysts also ...

BOC raids yield P775 million worth of fake clothing and cigarettes
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-23
The seized counterfeit products and fake BIR stamps are now at a BOC security warehouse in South Harbor, Manila for safekeeping. Faeldon said that the raids were a continuation of their operations that started two weeks ago in Davao City and Cagayan de Oro ...

IRI celebrates first anniversary of Manila office
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-22
The newest seafarer documentation office provides Filipino seafarers the ability to receive their documents in a timely fashion. Personnel in the office have also participated in seminars within the seafaring community in Manila, particularly with local ...

Labor groups vs burial: Marcos started contractualization
Rappler - 2016-11-22
This abusive labor practice started in the 1970s, when the country saw the establishment of its first export processing zone. "Marcos signed a decree that allowed the hiring of temporary workers ...

Labor groups vs burial: Marcos started contractualization
Rappler - 2016-11-22
This abusive labor practice started in the 1970s, when the country saw the establishment of its first export processing zone. "Marcos signed a decree that allowed the hiring of temporary workers ...

Centurion University organized a workshop on Intellectual Property Rights in Electronics and IT Sectors
Orissa Diary - 2016-11-22
Many of the faculty are working on different sectors of Technology ... Dr.B.P. Mishra Dean School of Engineering and Technology, presented the vote of thanks to the dignitaries for gracing the occasion, to the participants and the organizing committee.

Exceed 2016: Integrating Holistic Development in the Business World
clickthecity.com - 2016-11-21
The Accounting Convention itself will be on November 26 and will conduct the following: open forums, sessions on Audit Simulation, Consulting and Advisory, Risk Assurance and Taxation and several talks about Personal Branding and Networking, Handling ...

Exceed 2016: Integrating Holistic Development in the Business World
clickthecity.com - 2016-11-21
The Accounting Convention itself will be on November 26 and will conduct the following: open forums, sessions on Audit Simulation, Consulting and Advisory, Risk Assurance and Taxation and several talks about Personal Branding and Networking, Handling ...

LTO: OFWs first in long line for license cards
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-11-19
Concerned OFWs need to submit supporting documents --their passport, employment contract, plane ticket and papers issued by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration or the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration-- to be prioritized, he added.

Yellen affirms interest-rate hike likely next month
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-18
With the labor market continuing to make progress and signs of rising inflation and wage gains recently, Yellen said at a congressional hearing that an increase in short-term interest rates "could well become appropriate relatively soon." She said ...

7 nabbed for illegal recruitment, estafa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-11-18
Rosario Christina Morales, and Alma Lubiran were nabbed in an entrapment operation in Binondo They were allegedly running a manpower company without license or approval from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Their clients went to ...

Fed. Circ. Affirms Generics' Win In Kidney Drug Patent Suit
Law 360 - 2016-11-18
Law360, New York (November 17, 2016, 8:07 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday upheld a win for generic-drug makers accused of infringing a Roxane Laboratories Inc. kidney medication patent, ruling a district court was right to find that the patent ...

7 nabbed for illegal recruitment, estafa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-11-18
Rosario Christina Morales, and Alma Lubiran were nabbed in an entrapment operation in Binondo They were allegedly running a manpower company without license or approval from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Their clients went to ...

Miriam College to appeal NLRC ruling
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-11-17
The school found to have illegally terminated two faculty members on flawed premises of economic losses expected from the roll out of the K-12 program on Thursday said it will appeal the ruling of a labor arbiter of the National Labor Relations Commission ...

Maroon and green
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-11-17
But it can also mean cowardice, and, for labor unions, treachery and betrayal ("yellow unions" being those that are controlled by management). Our obsession with yellow is so intense that the color is designated as an official color, which is why you ...

DAP receives Pakistani foreign study tour group
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-11-17
The other government agencies the NMC delegation visited are the National Economic and Development Authority, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council ...

Horrible service, too
Visayan Daily Star - 2016-11-17
Meanwhile, that was encouraging news about a pregnant woman in Iloilo, affected by the Zika virus, whose doctors say her still unborn baby ... has given a lot of jobs to our people, especially our college graduates. What if Trump was serious about his ...

Supreme Court Denies Cert in Lamictal Pay-For-Delay Litigation
JD Supra - 2016-11-16
SmithKline Beecham Corp., 791 F.3d 388 (3d Cir. 2015). As a result, the law in the Third Circuit is that non-cash payments made by the holder of a drug-patent to an infringer -- to settle litigation over validity or infringement -- may in some cases ...

10 Key Intellectual Property Issues for M&A Deals
JD Supra - 2016-11-16
Intellectual property (IP) assets often constitute the most significant component of technology sector businesses. As a result, IP legal issues are of crucial importance in merger and acquisition transactions. There are several key issues that should be ...

Farmers want raffle of Luisita lands stopped
Philstar - 2016-11-16
A bloody dispersal by the military and police against striking workers of the United Luisita Workers Union and the Central Azucarera de Tarlac Labor Union in 2004 left seven farm workers killed and more than a hundred others wounded. "Twelve years have ...

Prince label accuses Jay Z company of copyright infringement
CNN Money - 2016-11-16
Prince's estate is suing Jay Z's entertainment company for copyright infringement. Prince's companies NPG Records and NPG Music Publishing say the Jay Z multimedia company, Roc Nation, is streaming dozens of Prince songs through the Tidal music service ...

NLRC orders Miriam College to reinstate their wrongly retrenched professors
Bulatlat - 2016-11-16
MANILA -- It was another victory for groups opposing the implementation of the K to 12 program as retrenched professors from Miriam College won the case they filed before the National Labor ... directed Miriam College administration to pay backwages ...

Schools in Region 12 urged to get assistance for personnel displaced by K-12
Mindanews - 2016-11-16
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 November) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE ... delaying the entry of students to the tertiary or college level. It covers Kindergarten and 12 years of basic education, comprising six years of primary ...

IPOPHL wants 2-year cap in litigation of IP cases
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-16
The alternative dispute resolution services of the IPOPHL is lodged under its Bureau of Legal Affairs, which this office handles inter partes cases (IPC) and intellectual-property violation (IPV) cases. IPCs comprise of oppositions to application for the ...

Pinoys with intellectual disability swim against tide of prejudices
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-16
THE story of Magiting at the NYC is just one of many in a sea of disappointment and unfair labor treatment being experienced by persons with intellectual disability (PWIDs). A quick scan of the web site of the National Council for Disability Affairs (NCDA ...

Rainmaker Q&A: WilmerHale's Michael Summersgill
Law 360 - 2016-11-15
Summersgill has litigated intellectual property cases throughout the country, and has argued multiple appeals, including in the Federal Circuit and Ninth Circuit. Among recent victories, Summersgill: represented a global car manufacturer in a four-patent ...

Of patterns and linkages
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-15
Part of the plan is to review the current taxation and financial schemes for ship owners, to encourage local production. In fact, the seventh-largest shipbuilder in the world in terms of volume, may be joining the bandwagon. The Japanese company recently ...

Malaysian caught with 4.6 kilos of cocaine at Naia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-11-15
The NAIA Drug Interdiction Task Group arrested Nasiruddin at about 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Naia Terminal 1. Bureau of Immigration commissioner Jaime Morente said 216 pieces of high grade cocaine in pellet form weighing 4.617.5 kilos were found hidden among ...

Chinese Court Upholds Tech Co.'s IP Rights Arbitration Award
Law 360 - 2016-11-14
A Chinese court has opted not to overturn an arbitration award issued to a Sinosoft Technology Group Ltd. subsidiary following a dispute with Hong Kong-based Janful Ltd. over the assignment of intellectual property rights associated with certain software ...

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