Tax justice remains elusive goal for PHL
BusinessMirror. - 2017-05-09
"The only way that you can provide for the vulnerable sectors is through the provision of services, and how will you be able to provide services without a fresh source of funding, there is no other way but through taxation," Diosana added. THE ...

Mighty Corp. slapped with P26.93-B tax raps
The Daily Tribune - 2017-05-09
Mighty Corp executives named as respondents in the tax complaint are retired Lt. Gen. Edilberto Adan (president), Alexander Wongchuking (VP for External Affairs and assistant corporate secretary), and Ernesto Victa (treasurer). The respondents are being ...

Intellectual property clients left in dark on company floats
Australian Financial Review - 2017-05-09
Major listed intellectual property companies IPH, Xenith and QANTM have been blasted in new research from Beaton Research + Consulting, which finds most clients are unaware the firms have been publicly floated and are not being told because it could hurt ...

NeuroMetrix (NURO) Announces Expansion of International Intellectual Property Assets for Quell
StreetInsider - 2017-05-08
Get access to the best calls on Wall Street with's Ratings Insider Elite. Get your Free Trial here. NeuroMetrix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NURO) reported today that Notices of Allowance has been issued for patents covering key technological features ...

DOLE warns employers against illegal cash bonds from workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-05-08
MANILA -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has warned employers anew against the illegal collection of cash bonds from their workers. The warning came amid reports received by DOLE that a number of employers continue to force their employees ...

TiVo Renews Long-term Product and Intellectual Property License Deal with Frontier Communications - 2017-05-08
TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ:TIVO), a global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights, today announced that Frontier Communications Corporation, a top U.S. service provider, signed a multi-year product license agreement and renewal of its ...

Bloomberg Law Brief: Hotel California Copyright Suit (Audio)
Bloomberg - 2017-05-08
Dr. Michael Harrington, a Musicologist and Music Business Program Faculty Chair at the SAE Institute in Nashville, discusses a copyright infringement suit filed by The Eagles against the owners of the Hotel California in Mexico. He speaks with June Grasso ...

Will ending contractualization be bad for business?
Inquirer - 2017-05-08
Just last year, the Philippine Institute for Development Studies released a paper ... His job, like many other jobs in the manufacturing sector, is needed all year round and requires technical skills and experience. Without him and the likes of him ...

Tax justice remains elusive goal for PHL
BusinessMirror. - 2017-05-08
The second package of the CTRP aims to reduce corporate income-tax rates from 30 percent to 25 percent, coupled with the rationalization of fiscal incentives. Earlier in the year, Undersecretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua also pointed out that the DOF is just ...

Tech Firms Warn of Weak Intellectual Property Protections
The Cambodia Daily - 2017-05-07
Outdated legal protections for intellectual property in Cambodia are likely to put off potential innovators, according to some in the tech industry who say research and development here is exposed to the risk of competitors simply copying ideas and designs.

Philippines in main exhibit area at Venice Art Biennale
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2017-05-07
The director, Christine Macel, curator of Centre Pompidou, selected young artists Katherine Nuñez and Clarissa Rodriguez, who will create an installation, "In Between the Lines 2.0," on the theme of labor and education, using crafts and soft sculpture.

Will ending contractualization be bad for business?
Inquirer - 2017-05-07
Promising to end contractualization or 5-6 month work contracts in his first ... Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

Preparing for the future
Philstar - 2017-05-06
Despite the presence of agencies such as the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, many of these "modern-day heroes" still find themselves in distress for one reason or another. The creation of ...

Coca-Cola STAR program gathers 1,000 women entrepreneurs in Cebu
The Daily Tribune - 2017-05-06
5by20 Lead and Sustainability Manager of Coca-Cola Philippines. During the STAR Caravan held at the Severo Duterte National Elementary School in Danao City in Cebu, Murphy interacted with around 1,000 women micro-entrepreneurs. The event enjoined the women ...

Negros Oriental
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-05-06
A bargaining deadlock continues between Silliman University and its SU Faculty Union in Dumaguete ... but the program is also open to "drug surrenderers". Encarnita Cadile, who is in charge of the CSWDO's aftercare for recovering drug dependents ...

Sony, Lil John Stole 'Turn Down For What,' IP Suit Alleges
Law 360 - 2017-05-06
Law360, Los Angeles (May 5, 2017, 8:54 PM EDT) -- Lil John, DJ Snake and Sony's Columbia Records were hit with a copyright infringement suit in New York federal court on Thursday, alleging the artists' December 2013 smash hit "Turn Down For What ...

IP Trials with Less Tribulation: New Federal Court Guidelines Promote Cooperation and Efficiency
JD Supra - 2017-05-05
This week's most noteworthy development is not a single case--it is a practice direction that will govern how all complex intellectual property cases will be tried. The new Trial Management Guidelines formalize trial management practices that several ...

Singapore Copyright Infringement Cannot Extend to Directories
Lexology - 2017-05-05
The Court of Appeal decision in Global Yellow Pages Ltd v Promedia Directories Pte Ltd [2017] SGCA 28 affirmed the decision of the High Court dated 28th January 2016 - ruling in favour of Promedia Directories ("the Defendant") and dismissing Global ...

Acapellago & other choirs join Madz et al for ASEAN
Philstar - 2017-05-05
Formed on Aug. 8, 1967, the ASEAN is an organization composed of 10 Southeast Asian countries created to promote ... May 28, 2:30 PM, Laos: BSU Saring Himig; Imus Institute of Science and Technology Chorale Groups; Letran Templar Singing Ambassadors ...

The Premier League Kindly Requests Google De-List All Of Facebook Over Copyright Infringement Claims
Tech Dirt - 2017-05-04
If ever there was a thing that the founding fathers were incapable of foreseeing as they created the foundational law of the United States, certainly that thing must have been how the chief tool used in copyright enforcement has become automated bots used ...

Does Intellectual Property Rights system work in Ghana?
Ghana Web - 2017-05-04
"Does that "thing" work in Ghana? I mean that Intellectual Property thing", my friend Dzifa asked me innocently. I smiled. It was not an unusual question. Intellectual property generally refers to creations of the mind or intellect. We are all ...

Aboitiz Equity Ventures net income drops 7% in Q1 2017
The Daily Tribune - 2017-05-04
infrastructure and land strategic business units (SBUs) were at 22 percent, six percent, four pecent and one percent, respectively. Consolidated earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) was P12.7 billion, recording an increase ...

10 Years in Jail for UK Copyright Pirates - 2017-05-04
At that time, the IPO made the case that the discipline available for copyright infringement (under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988) was too lenient to deter pirates. The new law brings the punishment for online piracy into line with already ...

Copyright infringement now punishable with up to 10 years in jail
The Inquirer - 2017-05-04
THE DIGITAL ECONOMY BILL is now law in the UK having gained the royal ascent necessary to become so last weekend, and with that comes the ability for the government to throw copyright pirates in jail for up to a decade. While the overzealous new rules were ...

BRIEF-DorsaVi Ltd issued with first patent for body orientation intellectual property
Reuters - 2017-05-04
* Has been issued with its first patent for its body orientation intellectual property Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles Next In Healthcare MORE FROM REUTERS Sponsored Content

New Intellectual Property Considerations and Risks for Autonomous Vehicles
JD Supra - 2017-05-03
The Situation: Technology outside the usual realm of auto manufacturers will be required to develop and produce autonomous vehicles. The Result: While automotive industry participants have historically been hesitant to sue each other over possible patent ...

Chinese Broadcaster Alleges Massive Copyright Theft -- in the U.S.
Variety - 2017-05-03
But in an interesting twist, a Chinese company has filed an $80 million suit alleging rampant piracy in the U.S. On Wednesday, Sky Link TV filed a massive copyright infringement claim against iTalkBB, an over-the-top provider geared to Chinese immigrants ...

More than 400 find jobs at fair held in QC
The Daily Tribune - 2017-05-03
More than 400 of the 7,000 job seekers who attended the Labor Day mega job fair held at the Quezon City Hall and Fisher Mall have found employment opportunities. Some 362 applicants were hired on the spot for local employment while 98 applicants were ...

DO 174 and the decline of unionism
BusinessMirror. - 2017-05-03
Employers, on the other hand, argue that business can not survive ... Why the phenomenal growth of labor or service contracting? Economic globalization is the answer given by Dr. Bach Macaraya, a professor of the UP School of Labor and Industrial Relations.

Immigration adopts new 9-hour workday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-05-03
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has adopted a new and shorter work schedule following the discontinuance of the payment of overtime fees of its employees. Immigration Commissioner Jaime H. Morente said BI employees assigned at the main office and field ...

Philippine Bar Exam Results November 2016, List of Passers and Topnotchers
Zeibiz - 2017-05-03
The November 2016 Philippine Bar Exam Result is expected to be released ... A total of 6,344 aspiring lawyers took the 2016 Bar Examination held at the University of Santo Tomas last year. The examination were given in four Sundays of November.

No Manila-based school in 2016 top 10 bar exam passers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-05-03
Under Rule 138, Section 9 of the Rules of Court, the coverage of the Bar Examinations includes the following subjects: Political Law and Public International Law (15%), Labor and Social Legislation (10%), Civil Law (15%), Taxation (10%), Mercantile Law (15 ...

Managing an Intellectual Property Portfolio
JD Supra - 2017-05-02
One of the most useful and valuable assets a company can possess are intellectual property (IP) rights. IP rights are intangible assets that can be leveraged just like physical assets because they have value. IP rights take many forms including patents ...

Court confirms exception to copyright protection for seismic data
Financial Post - 2017-05-02
The defendants, including a wide array of industry players and government entities, responded that copyright did not exist in the data and that, in any event, the regulatory regime was a complete answer to the copyright infringement claims.

Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Seeking Alpha - 2017-05-02
I mean I think, in a perfect world, the broader tax reform would be tremendously beneficial to us. And we would - so we're eager to see some variation of some plans be implemented, because we're an asset-intensive business. Most variations of those plans ...

Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' center of copyright battle with New Zealand's National Party
MLive - 2017-05-02
The Associated Press reports the judge-only copyright infringement case started Monday and is expected to last at least through the week. The case revolves around the soundtrack to the aforementioned National Party campaign ad, in which the party claims it ...

The Labor Movement: Impact of Herrera law after 28 years
BusinessMirror. - 2017-05-02
In Photo: Hundreds of protesters march from Agham Road in Quezon City to Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila on Labor Day. NINETEEN years of representing workers in various courts have taught Federation of Free Workers (FFW) President Sonny Matula the difficulty ...

Negros Oriental
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-05-02
Department of Labor and Employment director Joel Gonzales of the Negros Island Region said he hopes that the job fairs in Bacolod City and Negros Oriental yesterday would trim down the 5.4 percent unemployment rate in the island, with 12,766 job ...

Eminem copyright lawsuit against New Zealand political party begins
Southeast Missourian - 2017-05-02
He said that by pursuing the case, they are showing they take copyright infringement around the world seriously. He said the political views of the National Party were not a factor: "We are Americans and we don't know about politics in New Zealand," he said.

Political ads a risky use for music, court told in Eminem song copyright case
Stuff - 2017-05-02
Another US company, Martin Affiliated, had the right to negotiate licensing deals and take action over copyright infringement. The company's principal, Joel Martin, said the National Party would not have been permitted to use Lose Yourself for any ...

Guess the Name of the Hotel the Eagles Are Suing for Copyright Infringement
SPIN - 2017-05-02
The Eagles want a cut of whatever an decades-old hotel called "Hotel California Baja" in Mexico is making. As Reuters reports, the band is suing the 11-room Todos Santos hotel in a Los Angeles court for "actively encourag[ing]" their patrons to ...

Stakeholders seek new intellectual property laws
The Nation - 2017-05-01
Stakeholders have called for new laws on intellectual property (IP) because the extant ones, they said, have become archaic. They want IP laws that support innovation by rewarding creators and encouraging them to develop new ideas. They made the call at a ...

Court Rules Sprint Failed to Show Adequate Evidence of Infringement
New York Law Journal - 2017-05-01
While Sprint offered evidence that an unauthorized retailer found liable for copyright infringement for selling iPhones intended for Sprint's network was "not always on the up-and-up," that was not enough to show Sprint was entitled to damages, a federal ...

Legal Bytes: Explaining the taxation of intellectual property - 2017-05-01
What is considered "intellectual property" for tax purposes? The Internal Revenue Code (the "Code") has a rather expansive definition of intellectual property, which includes patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, software, contractual ...

Labor Day: Workers rage but no effigy burning
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-05-01
"There are no effigies of President Duterte because we believe that our engagements with him on issues concerning basic rights are still continuing," said Sheena Duazo, secretary general of Bagong Alyansyang Makabayan (Bayan) in Southern Mindana

Eminem Copyright Lawsuit Against New Zealand Political Party Begins
NBC San Diego - 2017-05-01
He said that by pursuing the case, they are showing they take copyright infringement around the world seriously. He said the political views of the National Party were not a factor: "We are Americans and we don't know about politics in New Zealand," he said.

Rapper Eminem's copyright lawsuit against a New Zealand political party has begun
Business Insider - 2017-05-01
He said that by pursuing the case, they are showing they take copyright infringement around the world seriously. He said the political views of the National Party were not a factor: "We are Americans and we don't know about politics in New Zealand," he said.

Tugade: safety, volume, transparency key to sustain Davao-GenSan-Bitung route
Mindanews - 2017-05-01
On customer satisfaction, Tugade explained the need to "pay attention to the details of processing time." He added that immigration and customs officials from both countries are checking the process it is shortened, transparent and accountable.

DID YOU KNOW: Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-05-01
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) was established by virtue of Executive Order No. 797 signed on May 1, 1982 by then President Ferdinand Marcos. The executive order integrated the functions of the Overseas Employment Development ...

No decent paying jobs for working women in the Philippines
Bulatlat - 2017-04-30
It is much worse in the provinces where seven out of 10 are considered poor, such as in Lanao del Sur. Half of the population in Maguindanao, Northern Samar, Saranggani, Sulu, Bukidnon and Zamboanga del Norte ... 18.9 percent in agriculture.

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