FAST FACTS: Know the difference between commonly confused legal terms
Rappler - 2018-12-07
The same clarification was emphasized by then-Supreme Court spokesperson Theodore Te when reports used the terms interchangeably after Janet Lim-Napoles was sentenced with reclusion perpetua in 2015. Reclusion perpetua falls under the list of penalties ...

BIC Files Copyright Infringement Suits Against Counterfeit Lighter Manufacturers in China
Law - 2018-12-06
BIC Corp. and its New York-based vice president and general counsel, Steve Burkhart, are fired up over alleged knockoff lighters that are being made in China and imported into the U.S. BIC general counsel and vice president Steve Burkhart. "It seems like ...

Taiwanese computer giant returns to Subic
Inquirer - 2018-12-06
SBMA Labor Department manager Severo Pastor said Wistron processed more than 4,000 applications during the two-day schedule of exams and job interviews last week, with 900 workers passing the ...

Rappler Talk: Prosecuting extrajudicial killings in the Philippines
Rappler - 2018-12-06
They brought this case to the Supreme Court to ask that the entire war on drugs be declared unconstitutional. In the petition, CenterLaw alleged a pattern in police killings, and pointed to a loophole in prosecution. Tune in Thursday, December 6 ...

China SPC to establish a Specialised IP Court at the National Level
Lexology - 2018-12-06
The new IP Court of Appeals will be established by the SPC in Beijing by the end of 2018 and is expected to provide more consistent criteria for adjudication in intellectual property cases, thereby strengthening judicial protection of intellectual property ...

Many Changes Afoot for Canadian Intellectual Property Law: Bill C-86
Lexology - 2018-12-06
On October 29, 2018, Bill C-86 - an 800-plus page omnibus budget implementation bill that includes changes relating to patents, trademarks and copyright - was tabled. Here are some of the more notable proposed changes. Following through on a commitment ...

New Progress in Judicial Protection of Chinese Patents
Lexology - 2018-12-05
The number of patent litigation cases has increased significantly. In 2017, the Chinese courts newly received 213,480 first-instance intellectual property cases and closed 202,970 cases in total, with a rise of 46.04% and 43.13% respectively from 2016 ...

Asia Pacific Dominates World Intellectual Property Indicators 2018
Lexology - 2018-12-05
Yesterday, WIPO released its annual World Intellectual Property Indicators 2018 report. At 230 pages, this report has new features such as interactive charts, more visual representations of IP right flows, patent litigation, number of women inventors ...

NBI: Raided factory top source of fake cigarettes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-04
had alerted the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) about the proliferation of fake cigarettes in the market. On Nov. 28, the NBI helped a BIR strike team shut down the illegal cigarette ...

Ferry for Metro Cebu wins NRCO-ISP award
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-12-03
The project is a joint undertaking between the NRCO, an attached agency of the labor department, and the ISP. To support the productive reintegration of seafarers, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III encouraged them to start their own business by joining ...

MalacaƱang says Duterte not behind Rappler tax cases
Rappler - 2018-12-03
MANILA, Philippines - MalacaƱang said on Monday, December 3, President Rodrigo Duterte had nothing to do with the tax cases filed against Rappler Holdings Corporation and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed 4 tax cases ...

Simplified tax on stocks to boost trades
philstar.com - 2018-12-02
"The taxation of stock investments is indeed ripe for reforms. The proposed reforms which form part of Package 4 will put the Philippines at par with its neighboring countries and would encourage stock market participation of both individual and ...

Reforms to simplify financial tax scheme will put PHL apace with Asean peers: NTRC
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-02
for resident individuals and nonresident aliens engaged in trade or business, while retaining the exemption of domestic and foreign corporations on intercorporate dividends except sole corporations.

CA orders Pagcor to grant license for Waterfront casino
Rappler - 2018-12-02
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) upheld a Manila court ruling which ordered the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) to issue a provisional license to Waterfront Philippines Incorporated for a casino-hotel. The CA 6th ...

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