Tobacco farmers air plight
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-04-22
Seldom heard in the cacophony surrounding government allegations of tax evasion by local tobacco firm Mighty Corp. is the side of the folks who will bear the brunt of the burden should the company close its doors. Internal Revenue Commissioner Caesar Dulay ...

Heart Health Intellectual Property Trends
Food Product Design - 2017-04-21
The continued need for naturally based products for improving heart health has led to a steady increase of patent application filings, including a recent dramatic spike in applications. As heart disease continues to be an unfortunate by-product of the ...

Fansubbing: Dutch Court Rules Fan-Made Subtitles Are Illegal And Copyright Infringement
International Business Times - 2017-04-21
An Amsterdam district court ruled this week that fansubbing, the practice of fan-made subtitles for TV shows and movies, is illegal. The case was brought by a Dutch group called the Free Subtitles Foundation, which sued Netherlands' anti-piracy BREIN to ...

Mari Car to face trial for copyright infringement - 2017-04-21
Nintendo is bringing Mari Car to court over copyright infringement after the service used their Mario Kart IP for their rental service. Nintendo is seeking 10 million yen in damages from the service (about RM405,301) for ripping off their IP. Mari Car in ...

State workers demand end to contractualization
Bulatlat - 2017-04-21
COURAGE opposed EO 21, which, they said, gave huge increases only to high-ranking government ... and sending children to school. Manuel Baclagon, Social Welfare Employees Association of the Philippines speaking during the national government employees ...

STATEMENT: On Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte coming home with OFWs
Mindanews - 2017-04-21
Mindanao Migrants Center for Empowering Actions ... More jobs in the Philippines and the enhancement of labor skills are two of the biggest needs labor migrants have. This is also a call for the government, especially the attaches assigned in various ...

Copyright or Wrong
BBC - 2017-04-21
He now gets hundreds of enquiries from music labels and singer song writers wanting him to check for possible copyright infringement before tracks are released. The film industry also spends millions to pick their way through the copyright minefield.

Software reseller ordered to pay Microsoft nearly $1M in copyright case
ARN - 2017-04-20
According to Microsoft, the damages awarded are comprised of compensatory damages and additional damages, with additional damages awarded because of the "flagrancy of copyright infringement" by Moonbox. As part of its ruling, the Federal Court has ...

OFWs benefit from One-Stop-Service - 2017-04-20
MANILA, April 21 -- An increasing number of overseas Filipino workers continue to benefit from a more convenient and streamlined frontline services brought by One-Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Based ...

Biz Buzz: Lawsuit-laden Indon tries brokering Du30-Jokowi biz deal
Inquirer - 2017-04-20
Several existing shareholders and directors of publicly listed COL Financial Group Inc. have agreed to sell a 14.9-percent stake in the online stock brokerage to Daiwa Securities Group Inc. The transaction prompted COL to seek a trading suspension yesterday.

Research report explores the physical intellectual property market
Whatech - 2017-04-20
Research analysts forecast the global physical intellectual property market to grow at a CAGR of 11.75% during the period 2017-2021. Physical IPs are referred as the design of building blocks used in the development of SoCs. Physical IP, which includes ...

DOLE: 45,000 employees regularized through DO 174
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-04-20
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) claimed that around 45,000 employees have been regularized under the new department order on contracting and subcontracting work, Radyo Inquirer 990AM reported on Thursday. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III ...

Harry Styles accused of copyright infringement in 'Ever Since New York'
Cosmopolitan Magazine - 2017-04-19
Harry Styles might have only just launched his solo singing career, but the One Direction lad is already being accused of copyright infringement, after people speculated about the similarities between his song 'Ever Since New York' and Badfinger's 'Baby Blue'.

What does influential mean?
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-04-19
If that move is pushed through, I hope they add hard labor to the penalty, so at least, the criminal can bring some benefits to infrastructure work or whatever labor he is ordered to do. But, at least, he will have rendered some useful work that could ...

Treating intellectual property as an investment, and subjecting it to treaty arbitration, can have undesirable impact
The Economic Times - 2017-04-19
Global giants like Vodafone and Cairn Energy have raised investment disputes against India by initiating arbitration proceedings under investment treaties. Free trade agreements (FTAs), like the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership that India is ...

Go-kart firm seeks dismissal of Nintendo suit over Mario Kart copyright
Japan Times - 2017-04-18
In the suit, the Kyoto-based video game console company is seeking an end to the alleged copyright infringement and „10 million ($91,900) in damages from MariCar. During the first hearing of the trial on Tuesday, the Tokyo-based company countered it is ...

Trump targets visas program for highly skilled workers
Philstar - 2017-04-18
The order would direct US agencies to propose rules to prevent immigration fraud and abuse in the program. They would also be asked to offer changes so that H-1B visas are awarded to the "most-skilled or highest-paid applicants," said administration ...

HealthyWay Notice of Claims of Intellectual Property Violations and Agent for Notice - 2017-04-18
It is the policy of Multiply Media, LLC "(Multiply") to respect the legitimate rights of copyright and other intellectual property owners. Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Section 512 ( ...

Beyoncé wants 'Formation' copyright infringment suit tossed
New York Daily News - 2017-04-18
Beyoncé says a copyright infringement lawsuit over her hit anthem "Formation" doesn't hold up. The singer filed paperwork Friday asking a federal judge in Louisiana to dismiss the $20 million suit for failure to state a claim. She argued her team followed ...

Planning a career in law? Intellectual property rights is the in-thing - 2017-04-18
CHENNAI: One of the earliest tunes anyone learns is 'Happy Birthday to You'. According to the Guinness World Records, it is the most recognised song in English. But did you know that it is also one of the expensive songs? Till last year, every time it was ...

DOLE offers livelihood package to repatriated OFWs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-04-18
Say, Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac, OWWA, Deputy Administrator Brigido J. Dulay, OWWA lawyer Cesar L. Chavez, Jr., OWWA and POEA lawyer Anna Patricia P. Jacobo to assess the situation of the OFWs availing of the amnesty program," Bello said.

Workers at the gates
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-18
Last Friday (April 7), we organized a picket at the very gates of Malacañang, going farther than the traditional protests at the foot of Mendiola Bridge, to ask President Duterte to issue an executive order that would scrap the latest Department of Labor ...

Emerging threats in intellectual property crime - 2017-04-18
Experts from across Europe are meeting at the Scottish Police College to discuss the emerging threats in intellectual property crime particularly the illegal use of Internet protocol television (IPTV). The illegal use of Internet protocol television has ...

Mozilla and Stanford Law Panel on Intellectual Property Law and the First Amendment - 2017-04-18
Join us for a Mozilla and Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology hosted panel series about the intersection between intellectual property law and the First Amendment. Explore how these two issues meet. On Monday April 17th, Mozilla and Stanford Law ...

SSM sued by nearby clinic claiming copyright infringement
Madison County Record - 2017-04-17
EAST ST. LOUIS -- A walk-in healthcare clinic is suing SSM Healthcare (owning and operating Good Samaritan Hospital) and SSM Health Express Clinic for alleged trademark infringement resulting in unfair competition. Midwest Medical and Occupational ...

Duterte irked at having to spend billions for drug rehab
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-04-17
According Dominador Say, administrator of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), 138 stranded Filipinos arrived on Monday morning onboard the special Saudia Airlines flight made under the auspices of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Duterte assures B.I. personnel their woes will end soon
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-17
Have patience; we will provide solutions to your problems]," Duterte told BI officials, headed by Commissioner Jaime Morente, and immigration supervisors who met him upon his return from his Middle East visit onboard Philippine Airlines Flight PR 001.

Syngenta Loses Bid To Enforce Pesticide Label Copyright
Law 360 - 2017-04-14
Law360, New York (April 14, 2017, 2:51 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina federal judge has granted pesticide maker Willowood a quick escape from rival Syngenta Crop Protection LLC's copyright infringement claims in a suit over pesticide labels, finding that the ...

Social Media Video Leads to Copyright Fight
Connecticut Law Tribune - 2017-04-14
A Waterford-based clothing and accessories company has filed a federal copyright infringement lawsuit against a California business for allegedly stealing a social media video promoting a monk incense waterfall burner. According to the 10-page lawsuit ...

Duterte, Bahraini king oversee signing of 4 deals
Global Nation - 2017-04-14
These included an air service agreement that update aviation safety; an agreement that will see Philippine avoidance ... between the Foreign Service Institute in Manila and the foreign ministry here that involved training and information-sharing of ...

WHO: Smoking to kill 200 million in China this century
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-04-14
The report also urged further raising tobacco taxes to make smoking less affordable. While retail tobacco prices increased following a taxation hike in 2015, the average price of a cigarette pack remains just ten yuan. A 50 percent increase in the retail ...

Oculus wants new trial against Zenimax over VR intellectual property
The Inquirer - 2017-04-14
VIRTUAL REALITY OUTFIT Oculus is looking to replay its trial against Zenimax, owner of Bethesda, by claiming that "the verdict is against the great weight of the evidence, [and] the damages award is excessive". That is according to a report by ...

Broadcast Co. Sues NY Comedians Over Morning Show Stunt
Law 360 - 2017-04-13
Law360, Los Angeles (April 13, 2017, 7:24 PM EDT) -- A television broadcast company on Thursday slapped the founders of a website devoted to scavenged video footage with fraud and copyright infringement claims in New York federal court, accusing them of ...

Demi Lovato and Sleigh Bells settle copyright infringement case
Entertainment Weekly Online - 2017-04-13
Last August, noise-rock duo Sleigh Bells sued Demi Lovato for copyright infringement on the grounds that the pop singer had used elements of their 2010 single "Infinity Guitars" for her 2015 song "Stars." The Hollywood Reporter now reports that ...

Sleigh Bells and Demi Lovato Settle Copyright Lawsuit
Yahoo News - 2017-04-13
Demi Lovato and Sleigh Bells have settled their copyright infringement lawsuit, according to The Hollywood Reporter. According to the settlement filing (obtained by Pitchfork), they "are currently in the process of memorializing the terms of the ...

Big Music And The Future Of Copyright Laws
Forbes - 2017-04-13
But now music industry lobbyists representing the PROs are pursuing litigation and potential legislative changes that could force businesses and consumers into a fractional licensing system that would heighten their exposure to copyright infringement.

Cannabis Sativa, Inc. Closes Its Acquisition of the White Rabbit Intellectual Property and Enters into License Agreement for California Sales
Yahoo Finance - 2017-04-13
MESQUITE, NV / ACCESSWIRE / April 13, 2017 / Cannabis Sativa. Inc. (OTCQB: CBDS) announced today that the Company has entered into a license agreement for the manufacture, marketing and sale of the Company's White Rabbit products in the State of California.

Fourth round of GRP-NDFP peace talks defies spoilers
Bulatlat - 2017-04-13
It should therefore not be mistaken for the end point of the peace negotiations. What of the matter of claimed NDFP territory and revolutionary taxation that President Duterte so roundly denounced as unacceptable? With much flexibility and skillful ...

Duterte to meet Bahrain king
Tempo - 2017-04-13
MANAMA, Bahrain - President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to arrive here Wednesday night (early Thursday morning in Manila), making him the first head of the Philippine government to visit this small ... Institute of the Bahrain Foreign Ministry, and a ...

CTRP-2 does away with fraud-prone TCC
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-12
Apart from package one and two, other DOF-supported measures pertain to property taxation on estate, donors and national valuation. The fourth package is about financial or capital income tax and stock consumption. The last package tackles health ...

Photog Hits NESN With Suit Over Mets Pitcher Kissing Pix
Law 360 - 2017-04-11
Law360, New York (April 11, 2017, 5:13 PM EDT) -- A photojournalist hit the New England Sports Network Inc. with a copyright infringement suit in New York federal court Monday, alleging the network, impermissibly displayed his photographs of New York Mets ...

Microsoft accused of copyright infringement by Media Rights Technologies - 2017-04-11
SAN FRANCISCO - A Santa Cruz corporation claims Microsoft unlawfully distributed its software. Media Rights Technologies Inc. filed a complaint on April 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Microsoft Corp. and Does ...

Uber wants more intellectual property, launches patent purchase program - 2017-04-11
Uber wants to grow its library of patents. The company has launched a brand new patent purchase program to facilitate this very aim. Under the awning of the new program, Intellectual Property owners will be able to propose a price that they are willing to ...

341 immigration officers on standby
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-04-11
A total of 341 personnel have been placed on standby by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to man its airport counters in anticipation of the increase in passenger traffic for Holy Week. In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said on Tuesday ...

Investing in and developing our workforce
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-04-11
If our national priority is to make our economic growth as sustainable ... Now that we have come to the end of this school year, it seems especially appropriate to take a second look at the importance of education in preparing Filipinos for economic ...

Copyright lawsuit over Ed Sheeran hit 'Photograph' settled
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2017-04-11
LOS ANGELES -- A copyright infringement lawsuit over Ed Sheeran's hit "Photograph" has been settled. A federal judge in Los Angeles dismissed the case on Monday based on a request by attorneys for Sheeran and the composers of a song called "Amazing."

Marathon Patent Group Explores Additional Intellectual Property Business Lines
NASDAQ - 2017-04-11
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/11/17 -- Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA) ("Marathon" or "Company"), an IP licensing and management company, continues to explore new business opportunities in which the combination of the Company's expertise ...

Oculus seeks to overturn $500m copyright and TM verdict - 2017-04-11
A Texas jury awarded the damages to ZeniMax in early February after finding copyright and trademark infringement and breach of a non-disclosure agreement. ZeniMax alleged that Oculus used code from the video game developer in order to build its Rift ...

Protecting your intellectual property abroad - 2017-04-11
Foreign trade has been a cornerstone of the British economy and roughly 1 in 5 small UK businesses export. Exporters achieve 59% faster productivity growth than non-exporters. Along with great possibilities exporting can also bring a number of problems and ...

Ed Sheeran settles X Factor copyright lawsuit with out of court deal
Daily Star - 2017-04-11
Mr Busch has an impressive track record of winning copyright infringement cases. He previously won a case for Marvin Gaye's family after they sued Robin Thicke and Pharrell Willams over their worldwide smash Blurred Lines. The family received a $7.4 ...

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