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 ...

House probe of firm linked to IS suspect set in May - 2017-04-11
Agencies and bodies to be summoned to the May hearing are the Department of Labor and Employment, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, and the DFA and DOH. Rep. Manalo wants to introduce a measuring ...

Court Ruling on Celebrity Photos Raises New Copyright Risk for Websites
Finance Yahoo - 2017-04-11
The ruling came after a paparazzi operation called Mavrix, which the court describes as "specializing in candid photographs of celebrities in tropical locations," sued Live Journal for copyright infringement over the Beyonc? photo and 19 other photos.

Sheeran settles £15m breach of copyright lawsuit
Sky News HD - 2017-04-11
Ed Sheeran has settled a copyright infringement lawsuit over his hit song Photograph. Musicians Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard had sued Sheeran for $20m (£15.3m) after claiming his song was similar to their composition Amazing. The Hollywood ...

WWE Files Lawsuit Over BitTorrent Copyright Infringement
Wrestling INC - 2017-04-10
World Intellectual Property Review reports that WWE has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against a group of BitTorrent users over the "Eliminators" movie released in 2016 by WWE Studios. The movie featured Wade Barrett in a supporting role.

Protecting Your Copyright Is Both Easier and Harder Than You Think
JD Supra - 2017-04-10
In order to be able to sue someone for copyright infringement, you have to first obtain a copyright registration. This entails submitting your work specimen along with an application to the U.S. Copyright Office. The cost of filing such an application is ...

Bello advises jobseekers to be guided by labor market information - 2017-04-10
MANILA, April 11 -- With the influx of jobseekers expected to join the labor force this season, Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III advised jobseekers and students alike to be equipped with the right labor market information to guide them as they choose ...

Ed Sheeran Settles Copyright Lawsuit Over 'Photograph'
Hollywood Reporter - 2017-04-10
Ed Sheeran has come to a deal to end a $20 million copyright infringement lawsuit brought by two songwriters over his hit, "Photograph." On Friday, court papers were filed dismissing the case with prejudice, but also stipulating that a California federal ...

Whiff of Corruption?
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-04-10
The "whiff of corruption" has led to the removal of Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueño, National Irrigation Authority head Peter Laviña, Bureau of Immigration Assistant Commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles, and 92 officials ...

Simplify tax filing, Angara tells BIR
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-04-10
The Taxpayer Assistance Service is mandated, under the bill, "to prepare, publicize and circulate policies, programs, standards, guidelines and procedures relative to public information and education programs on taxation." "Tax collection would ...

Ed Sheeran settles Photograph copyright infringement claim
BBC - 2017-04-10
Ed Sheeran has struck a deal to end a $20m (£13.8m) copyright infringement legal claim over his hit song Photograph. Songwriters Thomas Leonard and Martin Harrington sued the singer last June, claiming his hit ballad had a similar structure to their song ...

Trump scraps tax plan, timetable threatened
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-10
to raise $1 trillion over 10 years that could fund lower corporate tax rates. But that possibility has rankled retailers who say it would lead to higher prices and threaten millions of jobs, while some lawmakers have worried that the system would violate ...

Snyder County business files copyright infringement suit
Daily Item - 2017-04-07
WILLIAMSPORT -- A Snyder County company that creates, markets and sells camouflage designs and patterns used to decorate a variety of goods including apparel, firearms and cutlery accuses two Ohio firms of copyright infringement. Moon Shine in Mount ...

Pennsylvania software company alleges ZeoBIT, others facilitated copyright infringement
Pennsylvania Record - 2017-04-07
PHILADELPHIA - A Southampton software company is suing ZeoBIT LLC, Kromtech Alliance Corp., Kromtech of USA LLC and CloudMcCloud Corp., citing alleged copyright infringement. Live Face on Web LLC filed a complaint March 21 in the U.S. District Court for ...

The Fabric of Copyright Infringement: Obtaining Summary Judgment on Copying Element
JD Supra - 2017-04-07
Generally, the issue of copyright infringement presents issues of fact to be decided by a jury. However, when evidence that a design is so "substantially similar" to a copyrighted design, the trial court can find infringement as a matter of law and ...

Work opportunities at KSA open - 2017-04-07
The recruitment agency is licensed under the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). The positions that are available include product centrifugal operators, powerhouse technician, electrical and instrument foreman, mechanical foreman ...

Airport staffers to ease immigration lines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-04-06
With the expected influx of people to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport during Holy Week, the airport authority has cancelled the leaves of absence of all its employees to ensure there will be sufficient personnel to handle passenger concerns.

Jeffree Star and Manny MUA are Being Sued by Black Moon Cosmetics for Alleged Copyright Infringement
Allure - 2017-04-06
It seems Jeffree Star just can't get away from controversy. According to a lawsuit filed by the McArthur Law Firm, Black Moon Cosmetics is suing Jeffree Starr Cosmetics, as well as Manny MUA, alleging copyright and trademark infringement. The offending ...

Italian Court Says Due Process Isn't Necessary For Blocking Sites Over Copyright Infringement
Tech Dirt - 2017-04-06
A years-long fight in Italy between copyright rightsholders (chiefly Hollywood) and consumer groups looking to protect Italian citizens, took a dark turn recently. If you aren't already aware, the Italian government put in place a delightful regulation in ...

Contractualization and security of tenure: Truths and falsities
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-06
WORKERS, young and old, organized and unorganized, woke up on March 16 and found out that Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III finally issued Department Order (DO) 174, which totally bans labor-only contracting, halting "end of contract regimes" and ...

WTF! Passengers Of International Flights Advised To Be At NAIA 5 Hours Before Departure - 2017-04-06
If you've got any upcoming overseas trips, be warned. "On Tuesday, April 4, Philippine Airlines (PAL) advised passengers of international flights to be at the airport up to five hours before departure in anticipation of long lines at immigration counters ...

Williams & Lake, LLC Files Complaint Against Genesis Systems, LLC, George Jameson and Randy Burchett to Protect their Intellectual Property Rights
Wards Auto - 2017-04-06
CHANDLER, Ariz., April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing efforts to protect its proprietary and intellectual property rights, Williams & Lake, LLC filed a complaint on March 14, 2017 in the United States District Court for the District of ...

DA must encourage rice farmers to plant other crops-experts
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-06
which are more profitable," Cororaton told the BusinessMirror on the sidelines of a forum on Philippine rice policy held recently at the De La Salle University in Manila. In their paper, titled Poverty and Distributional Impact of Alternative Policies in ...

Pryor Cashman Successfully Defends The Big Bang Theory Against "Soft Kitty" Copyright Suit
Mondaq - 2017-04-05
Pryor Cashman successfully represented Warner Bros. Entertainment, CBS, Fox Broadcasting, Turner Broadcasting and Chuck Lorre Productions in a copyright infringement action brought by the daughters of Edith Newlin, a pre-school teacher and nursery-rhyme ...

Jeffree Star and Manny MUA Are Being Sued for Copyright Infringement
Cosmopolitan Magazine - 2017-04-05
Those counting down the days until the launch of Jeffree Star and Manny MUA's highly-anticipated cosmetics collaboration might have to wait just a little bit longer. According to Refinery29, the duo of makeup mavens are being sued for copyright and ...

Panel formed to conduct preliminary probe of Mighty Corp tax case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-04-05
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has created a three-man panel to conduct a preliminary investigation on the P9-billion tax evasion complaint filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) against cigarette maker Mighty Corporation. In a Department ...

Laches no longer a defense to patent infringement
JD Supra - 2017-04-04
No. 15-927 (U.S. Mar. 21, 2017). Relying largely on analogous copyright law, the Supreme Court held that a claim for damages for patent infringement committed within the six-year statute of limitations cannot be opposed using a laches defense. This case ...

NDF: CASER first, then ceasefire, or sign both simultaneously
Mindanews - 2017-04-04
This is not a case of one party giving in or giving up," he said. Giving all for peace Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, chair of the GRP peace negotiating panel, said "negotiations, as in other peace process elsewhere, is all about finding common g ...

Harnessing the Filipino potential
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-04-04
While endo has always been cast in a negative light, a survey on endo workers conducted by the Institute of Labor Studies reveals that 90% of employees are satisfied with their jobs, while 93% receive the benefits due to them. Although the Philippines has ...

Balancing business and promise to labor - 2017-04-04
Unfulfilled promise Despite the release of Department Order (DO) 174, or the Rules Implementing Articles 106-109 of the Labor Code that allows employers to forge an agreement with contractors to do jobs that are not core to the business operations ...

SC to hold special en banc on 2016 bar exam results
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-04-03
In 2015, 1,731 (26.21 percent) out of 6,605 passed. The bar exams cover eight subjects -- Political Law, Civil Law, Taxation, Labor Law, Criminal Law, Remedial Law, Mercantile Law and Legal and Judicial Ethics. JE/rga

Make it work
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-03
We remember, not too long ago, the number of yearly entrants to the labor force was only about 500,000. How it had doubled in such a short time is no wonder. Each year about 2 million more Filipinos are added to the Philippine population. Government ...

Three Threads LLC home decor company accuses individual of copyright infringement
The Louisiana Record - 2017-04-03
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge home decor company claims a St. Tammany Parish individual is using its marks and creating similar products. Three Threads LLC filed a complaint on March 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana ...

Ushio America and Necsel Intellectual Property Announce Integration
Broadway World - 2017-04-03
Ushio America, Inc., a leading manufacturer in specialty and general illumination lighting solutions, and Necsel Intellectual Property, Inc., a leader in visible laser system solutions, today announced the integration of both companies to offer a full ...

Blockchain Intellectual Property Council Meets to Combat Patent Trolls
NASDAQ - 2017-04-03
More than 70 participants from corporations like Microsoft and IBM, financial institutions, technology companies, startups, academia and legal experts met recently with the Chamber of Digital Commerce ( CDC) to hash out a strategy going forward to deal ...

Blizzard Beats "Cheat" Maker, Wins $8.5 Million Copyright Damages
TorrentFreak - 2017-04-03
Blizzard Entertainment has won a copyright infringement case against the developer of several popular game cheats and hacks. In a default judgment, the court ordered the German company Bossland to pay over $8.5 million in damages. In addition, the cheat ...

Duterte renews conditions as GRP-NDF peace panels begin 4th round in The Netherlands
Mindanews - 2017-04-03
In a press conference here, Duterte said he relayed the four conditions to Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, concurrent chair of the government peace panel in the peace negotiations with the NDF.

Economic Development: Intellectual property must be protected from theft
Billings Gazette - 2017-04-02
Rising "intellectual property crime in the United States and abroad threatens our public safety and economic well being." US Department of Justice. What does this mean for Main Street businesses? Are they at risk? Or is intellectual property ("IP ...

10 tips for Life Insurance Companies and AML
SAS - 2017-04-01
Regulatory oversights are increasing, focus on taxation (FATCA, CRS), challenges with shell companies (Panama papers) ... all this definitely impacts AML programs for life insurance companies. How will this impact AML programs for life insurance companies?

Overseas work eyed for displaced workers due to new 'endo' order
Rappler - 2017-04-01
Say, who also serves as the acting chief of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, said displaced workers may opt to apply for at least 35,000 jobs that will be generated by the Philippines' partnership with Japan in their Technical Internship ...

Political advisors discuss improving e-commerce regulation
ECNS - 2017-03-31
However, they added, some problems remain, including sale of counterfeit products, infringement of intellectual property rights, false advertising and security of personal information. Some political advisors have called for speeding up legislation ...

What's Really at Stake in the Adidas V. Asics Fitness Tracker Lawsuit?
Outside - 2017-03-31
Adidas, which owns the training platform Runtastic, claims that RunKeeper, the fitness app maker founded in 2008 that Asics acquired last year, infringes on ten of its intellectual property patents. The German sports apparel company is demanding that Asics ...

"Fearless Girl" Sculpture Near Wall Street Prompts Copyright Allegation That is More Bull than Bear
JD Supra - 2017-03-31
Now, a defender of Charging Bull has leveled an accusation of copyright infringement against the sculptor of The Fearless Girl, an allegation that misapprehends how copyright law affects the interplay between works of visual art. In short, the recent ...

"For Us, Our Attempt Has to be either Life Changing or Life Saving"
Entrepreneur - 2017-03-31
Jyoti Sagar, an advocate who has spent 42 years fighting corporate and intellectual property cases, is not only an idol to thousands of aspiring lawyers, he is their hero. His partner for more than five decades, Prema Sagar launched a public relations ...

DOLE to repatriate 5,000 Saudi OFWs
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-03-31
Following the amnesty given by Saudi Arabia, Bello directed Undersecretary Dominador Say, who is also the OIC of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to lead the repatriation mission team in Saudi and bring home the stranded OFWs safely.

Australian Intellectual Property Journal update: Vol 27 Pt 3
Thomson Reuters Communities - 2017-03-30
*Please note that the links to the content in this Part will direct you to Westlaw AU. To purchase an article, please email: or contact us on 1300 304 195 (Australian customers) or +61 2 8587 7980 (international customers ...

Fair Play, Fair Pay Act Reintroduced By Congress Members - 2017-03-30
Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, and Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Chair of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and ...

Poet files copyright lawsuit against Insane Clown Posse
Times Colonist - 2017-03-30
Stanley Gebhardt filed the copyright infringement suit Tuesday in federal court in Detroit. It seeks monetary damages and asks a judge to force Bruce and the group to stop using Gebhardt's "But You Didn't." The suit says the poem, about a father-son ...

DOLE-10 conducts LEGS to 884 graduating students - 2017-03-30
March 30 - A total of 884 graduating students of Southern Philippines College (SPC) were educated on what to expect in the workplace through Labor Education for Graduating Students or LEGS by the Department of Labor and Employment, Regional Office No. 10 ...

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