Practical tips on arbitrating intellectual property disputes
JD Supra - 2018-10-31
While traditionally resolved through litigation, parties are now increasingly referring their disputes concerning an intellectual property right (IPR) to arbitration, especially in cases where there is a cross border element. This article seeks to provide ...

96% of national budget released by DBM
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-31
Allotment releases issued by the DBM, enable agencies to incur obligations to finance the delivery of public services, such as roads and bridges, health and education services, and other poverty reduction programs and projects. In fact, allotment releases ...

PHL protests Ease of Doing Business survey results, demands World Bank review of credit coverage data
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-31
The Philippines improved its score by 1.36 to 57.68, but was unable to keep up with the ... for the goods and service tax. Indonesia and Vietnam enforced "doing business" measures centered ...

Democracy teeters on populist assault
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-31
Leila de Lima on trumped up drug charges, and kicked out Maria Lourdes A. Sereno as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court through a "quo warranto petition" (void from the very beginning).

Philea urges govt to maintain tax perks in ecozones
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-31
UNTIL public infrastructures are improved and power cost is reduced, the government should retain the current tax and incentives regime for economic zone locators, a group of developers said. In ...

Trouble in Panglao: Erring establishments, politics add to garbage woes
Rappler - 2018-10-31
PANGLAO, Bohol - Once Nenita* opens her sari-sari store along Panglao Circumferential Road, she makes sure that buyers throw their trash in the proper bins. She followed the rules: 4 bins properly labeled with biodegradable, non-biodegradable, residuals ...

SC upholds indictment of Grace Padaca, 2 others for graft, malversation
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-31
THE SUPREME Court (SC) affirmed the indictment of former Isabela governor Grace Padaca and two others for graft and malversation of public funds. The charges involve a P25 million fund given to a foundation for the implementation of a provincial rice program.

Budget release rate hits 96% in late October
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-31
THE DEPARTMENT of Budget and Management (DBM) has released 96% of the 2018 budget to government agencies and local government units as of Oct. 25, outpacing the rate of release from the equivalent period in 2017. Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno said ...

8,701 take Bar exams from Nov 4
Journal - 2018-10-31
Some 8,701 candidates will take the 2018 Bar examinations on all four Sundays of November (4, 11, 18 and 25) at the University of Santo Tomas (UST ... examinees and duty personnel back to OsmeƱa and Arellano Drives near Gate 5 along EspaƱa where the ...

Facebook shares go on rollercoaster ride in latest quarterly profit
Rappler - 2018-10-31
"Our community and business continue to grow quickly ... British finance minister Philip Hammond said he planned to introduce a digital services tax aimed at tech giants from 2020, responding to public outrage over low tax payments by US tech giants.

Duterte orders barter trade revival in Mindanao
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 31) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered Monday, October 29, the revival of barter trade in Mindanao ahead of the plebiscite in the Bangsamoro region ...

Globe LTE nears 95% PH coverage with 700MHz, other spectrum assets
newsbytes.ph - 2018-10-31
Globe Telecom said is on course of deploying LTE service to 95 percent of cities and municipalities nationwide by the end of 2018 by fully utilizing its 700MHz spectrum and other new spectrum assets.

Kanye West says he's been 'used' on politics
Rappler - 2018-10-31
He also voiced "love and compassion for people seeking asylum" - a position seemingly at odds with Trump's anti-immigration platform. Two weeks ago, West was in Uganda finishing up his delayed ninth studio album "Yandhi." He visited the country's ...

Brazil's Bolsonaro gets to work on hardline agenda
Rappler - 2018-10-31
Bolsonaro also said he wanted to name anti-corruption crusader Sergio Moro as justice minister, or else nominate the judge - the head of the massive "Car Wash" graft probe - to the Supreme Court. Since it was launched in 2014, the sprawling probe has ...

New ChIPs-Backed Survey Seeks Gender Parity In Intellectual Property Practices
Law - 2018-10-31
Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. From left to right: Katherine Minarik, group general counsel at cleverbridge and ChIPs Honor Roll Committee co-chairwoman; Laura M. Burson, a partner with Sheppard Mullin Richter ...

Patriots Champ Fights Copyright Battle Over 'Dream House'
Law360 - 2018-10-31
On Tuesday, a magistrate judge heard arguments on Lewis' motion for summary judgment seeking to defeat Chatham's claims of breach of contract and copyright infringement. "There has just never been a showing that there was any intention or effort to build ...

United States Trade Alert Overview of Chapter 20 (Intellectual Property Rights) of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement
Lexology - 2018-10-31
On September 30, 2018, the United States, Canada, and Mexico reached a deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with a new trade accord, the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA). Chapter 20 of the Agreement governs ...

Senator: Finance Department on board with excise tax suspension in 2019 first quarter
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 30) -- The second tranche of excise tax on fuel is set to be suspended from January to March 2019, Senator Win Gatchalian said on Tuesday. At least, that's ...

Apple Watch supplier under fire over China student labor
Rappler - 2018-10-31
BEIJING, China - Apple is investigating a factory in southwest China after a labor rights group said the tech giant's supplier forced student workers to work "like robots" to assemble its popular Apple Watch. The report raises fresh questions about the ...

Alcohol, tobacco excise tax collections exceed target
philstar.com - 2018-10-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Excise tax collections from alcohol and tobacco products of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) both exceeded their respective targets in the first nine months, according to the Department of Finance (DOF). In an interview, Finance ...

SC affirms indictment of Padaca, 2 others over P25-million rice procurement anomaly
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-30
THE Supreme Court has given the Sandiganbayan the go-signal to prosecute former Isabela Gov. Grace Padaca and two others for graft and malversation of public funds for their alleged involvement ...

Philippine Accounting Standards
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-30
THERE are three standards-setting and interpretation organizations in the Philippines that recommend the standards, rules and interpretative pronouncements on accountancy and auditing. These ...

More teeth needed for cooperatives to wipe out poverty
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-30
Other barriers include the unrealistic "economic survey-business plan" requirement; uniform but required committees that are not functional, more so for start-ups and ironically also because ...

Trump says he plans to scrap birthright citizenship
Rappler - 2018-10-30
WASHINGTON, USA - President Donald Trump said he will scrap a constitutional guarantee to citizenship for anyone born on US soil in a headline-grabbing move bolstering his anti-immigration platform a week before midterm elections. The surprise ...

If Pinoys could walk on water
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-30
In truth, the refugees are planning to seek asylum in America, a legal process that US immigration laws allow. Of course, a large percentage of those seeking asylum are subsequently disapproved and are either forced to return to their homelands or to seek ...

Japan denounces South Korean court ruling on wartime forced labor
Rappler - 2018-10-30
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's top court on Tuesday, October 30, ordered a Japanese steel giant to pay compensation over forced wartime labor, triggering a new row between the two US allies and a denunciation by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. South Korea ...

Sulu gov't to SC: Nullify Bangsamoro law
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 30) -- The Sulu provincial government has asked the Supreme ... people's right to suffrage (to vote) and to local autonomy. Tan also argued the enactment ...

Copyright enforcement in Switzerland
Lexology - 2018-10-30
Is contributory infringement recognised in your jurisdiction (including liability for internet services providers and other online/digital actors)? The draft Copyright Act Amendment Bill provides that internet providers that host infringing materials ...

Copyright enforcement in Italy
Lexology - 2018-10-30
What acts constitute copyright infringement in your jurisdiction (including with regard to online and digital content)? The Copyright Act does not set down copyright infringement instances that might constitute counterfeiting or plagiarism. In general ...

Two-sided labor issue
philstar.com - 2018-10-29
European budget airline Ryanair, which had managed to grow its business over three decades across the continent by offering low fares and a no-frills service, was recently hit by a labor strike. Being the second largest airline in Europe in terms of ...

Hidalgo: Program for our country's program (Part 2)
Sun Star - 2018-10-29
Other scholarships offered in the country is funded by the Philippine Charity ... The industries with rapid technology advancements like manufacturing will have the most benefits. The theoretical training in schools and practical training in companies ...

Arrivals spike from China: Tourists, or Pogo workers?
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-29
CHINESE tourists continue to arrive in droves, pushing the total foreign arrivals from January to September 2018 to 5.36 million, up 8.32 percent from the same period last year. Data from the ...

New wage float from labor: P100 to P334
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-29
"Our only hope for an acceptable and substantial wage increase is [for] President Duterte [to] take the matter into his hands by deciding what he thinks is acceptable for workers and business ...

Scintilla alumni reunite for a cause
Sun Star - 2018-10-29
THE Xavier University (XU) and Liceo de Cagayan University chapters ... lawyer Patricio Bernales as National Bureau of Investigation regional director for North Eastern Mindanao Regional Office-Northern Mindanao; lawyer Emmanuel Lee Ebarle as assistant ...

Learning from Other Tax Systems
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-29
Toward this end, it has implemented relatively lower tax rates under Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law and also targeting to lower tax on corporate income under Tax Reform for Attracting Better And High-quality Opportunities (TRABAHO).

Interview With Catherine Chammartin, Director General Of The Swiss Federal Institute Of Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Watch - 2018-10-29
IP-Watch is a non-profit independent news service and depends on subscriptions. To access all of our content, please subscribe here. You may also offer additional support with your subscription, or donate. Catherine Chammartin is the Director of the Swiss ...

CA can't review Ombudsman decisions in criminal cases - Supreme Court
Rappler - 2018-10-29
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court clarified that the Court of Appeals (CA) has no jurisdiction over the Office of the Ombudsman insofar as reviewing its orders, directives, and decisions in criminal cases is concerned. The Supreme Court said that ...

Why PISTON rejects efficient transport modernization
AutoIndustriya.com - 2018-10-29
College degrees don't count ... bus LTFRB went so far as to classify not only between air con and non-air con, but also between big [inner city] and bigger [inter-city] capacity. Honestly speaking, there is really no need to reinvent the wheel here.

DTI proposing changes TRABAHO bill
philstar.com - 2018-10-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is proposing changes to the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High Quality Opportunities (TRABAHO) bill such as longer period for income tax holidays (ITH) of five years instead of three ...

41% of PHL SDG indices lack gender-related data
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-28
THE Philippines, along with other countries in Asia and the Pacific, lack data for 41 percent of gender-related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators, according to the Asian Development ...

Emerging cities in the Philippines are on the rise despite economic challenge
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-28
After the gold rush, San Francisco, on the other hand, shifted from a mining town into a financial, tourism, and technology hub ... Tarlac City, Tuguegarao City, and Zamboanga City.

BIR reduces reporting workload for district offices
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-28
THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) ordered its district offices to dispense with the monthly reporting of "irrelevant" information concerning withholding taxes, and focus on attaining collection targets. Revenue Memorandum Order (RMO) 47-2018 dated ...

Senate committee proposes criminal charges on premature campaigning
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-28
The Supreme Court has also ruled on the legality of premature campaigning. Based on the law, a person seeking an elective position is considered a candidate only during the campaign period. As such, aspirants are technically allowed to engage in ...

Office of chief justice regained respect under De Castro - Leonen
Rappler - 2018-10-28
MANILA, Philippines - In a rare interview that gave a glimpse into the inner workings of the Supreme Court, Associate Justice Marvic Leonen said that former chief justice Teresita de Castro was able to restore respect for the highest office of the High ...

SC asked to stop Globe, Smart's use of 700 MHz frequency
Rappler - 2018-10-28
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) was asked to invalidate the agreement between telecommunications giants Smart Communications and Globe Telecom to share the 700 megahertz (MHz) broadcast frequency and 4 sets of frequencies earlier awarded to ...

7 scary movies to stream for Halloween
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-28
What it's about: A shy teenager with telekinetic powers is bullied by her high school classmates and smothered by her religious fanatic mother. After falling victim to a cruel prank at her school ...

Credible -- or a nuisance?
Bulatlat - 2018-10-27
The SC ruling was issued despite the provision of the Party-List System Act (Republic Act 7941) specifying "labor, peasant, fisherfolk, urban poor, indigenous cultural communities, elderly, handicapped, women, youth, veterans, overseas workers and ...

Democrats agonize over whether millennials, Hispanics will vote
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-27
In Photo: A man rests beside a poster in this undated photo. JUST two weeks from Election Day, Democrats are agonizing about whether two groups of infrequent and liberal-leaning voters will turn ...

The Horror! Government Argues No Claim of Infringement for Unregistered Copyrights
JD Supra - 2018-10-26
is Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, LLC. The appeal addresses the question of whether the creator of an unregistered work may sue for copyright infringement so long as the creator has applied for a copyright on the work, rather than ...

THE LATEST: DOJ and FTC Take Divergent Positions on Intellectual Property Issue
JD Supra - 2018-10-26
In testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim from the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Chairman Joseph Simons from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staked out differing interpretations of when ...

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