Pulse Asia poll shows majority approval, trust for Duterte
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-13
Duterte, gestures as he delivers his speech during the relaunching of the MalacaƱang Press Briefing Room (MPBR) at the New Executive Building (NEB ... from 7% for President Duterte to 21% for Supreme Court Chief Justice Sereno while their distrust ...

International Comparative Legal Guide To Copyright 2018: USA Chapter
Mondaq - 2017-10-13
a copyright registration is necessary for a copyright owner to file a copyright infringement suit (or for a litigant to file a counterclaim of infringement) in the United States. Note, however, that an applicant whose copyright application is refused ...

Dutch banking giant: PH remains a BPO magnet
Inquirer - 2017-10-13
Dutch financial giant ING is positioning to grow its shared services hub in the Philippines, unfazed by doomsday jitters in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry arising from headwinds in the local and global markets. ING Business Shared Services ...

Epic Games is Suing Two Fortnite Cheaters For Copyright Infringement
PlayStation LifeStyle - 2017-10-13
When cheaters get reported or caught, they are usually permanently banned from the game or even from certain game services like Steam. Epic Games is taking is one step further though, as they are suing two cheaters using cheating software in their ...

What we know about Spain's Catalonia crisis
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-12
It has long grappled with the idea of independence, but Spain's economic crisis coupled with resentment with the central government over taxation -- and, more recently police, violence -- has pushed the secession cause to centre stage. Puigdemont has ...

Fortnite cheaters sued for copyright infringement
Game Zone - 2017-10-12
Last week, thousands of players were banned from Fortnite for cheating, now Epic Games is continuing their hunt for cheaters and cheat providers by filing a lawsuit against two prolific cheaters. Epic Games have been around since 1991 making games like ...

PSA launches labor surveys
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-12
TACLOBAN CITY--The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is currently conducting two surveys that are important in the preparation of plans and formulation of policies affecting the labor sector. The fourth and last round of the quarterly Labor Force ...

PSE stuck in middle of road toward single-trading hub
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-12
A FEW years ago the Philippine Stock Exchange Inc. (PSE) began to cross a road its Asian peers have long treaded on: trade in diverse securities. The PSE, however, appears to be stuck in the middle. The melancholy comes from the lofty aim of the PSE ...

Justice denied: Baliaga acquitted, search for Jonas continues after a decade
Bulatlat - 2017-10-12
On April 28, 2007, Jonas Burgos was abducted in the Ever Gotesco mall in Quezon City by suspected armed state agents, forced inside a van with the plate number TAB 194. He was still able to speak to his mother thru a phone call, but his message made no ...

Apple, Google, others say Chinese investment regulations infringe on intellectual property rights
Apple Insider - 2017-10-12
A trade group representing a number of high-profile U.S. technology firms, including Apple, Google, and IBM, spoke out against Chinese regulations at an International Trade Commission hearing on Tuesday, saying the Asian country's rules help facilitate ...

BIR needs more personnel
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-10-12
Commissioner of Internal Revenue Caesar Dulay, in his keynote message during the forum dubbed "Pulong-Pulong Kaupod si Caesar Dulay" held recently, urged taxpayers to cooperate to pay their taxes to support government programs and operations.

2017 business plan competition: Two Cebuano seafarers among top 10 contenders
Philstar - 2017-10-11
The Department of Labor and Employment-7 named the Cebuano nominees as Pedro S. Mabalhin of Minag-a Poblacion, Alegria, Cebu and Quirico Delgado Ilad of Barangay Canduman,Mandaue City. Dexter F. Paro, NRCO-7 coordinator, said that the competition is ...

Judge allows Dakota Access pipeline to keep running
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-11
The Corps permitted the pipeline project. Boasberg ruled on June 14 that the Corps largely complied with environmental law in giving its permission but that it didn't adequately consider how an oil spill under the Lake Oahe reservoir on the Missouri River ...

Grafoid Announces the Appointment of Dr. Vassilis G. Keramidas as Technical Advisor and Intellectual Property Asset Manager
ForexTV - 2017-10-11
OTTAWA , Oct. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Grafoid Inc., a global leader in industrial scale graphene application development, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Vassilis G. Keramidas as Technical Advisor with responsibilities for managing its ...

Expanding the bounty of OFW remittances
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-11
Remittances from overseas Filipinos grew 8.7 percent in July, the Central Bank reported ... they had abroad upon their return," economist Dr. Alvin Ang of Ateneo de Manila University said during a policy forum on migrant reintegration.

PHL has highest incidence of part-time work in Asean
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-11
The Philippines has the highest percentage of part-time workers in Asean, again putting a spotlight on the need to improve labor rights and security in the country, just like the campaign promise of President Duterte to end contractualization, according to ...

Be intellectual about your property: key IP management tips for start-ups and growing businesses
Lexology - 2017-10-11
It goes without saying that entrepreneurs want to grow their business as quickly and effectively as possible. However, many people fail to realise the integral role that intellectual property plays in the formation, expansion and protection of their business.

US Congress Debating Copyright Small Claims Reform Bill - Great News for Independent Photographers
lightstalking.com - 2017-10-11
The vast majority of cases involving copyright infringement, particularly when it comes to photography, concern the misuse of a photograph, typically without permission or compensation, by a single individual, small business, or group. In the overwhelming ...

Some U.S. businesses urge caution in China intellectual property trade push
Reuters - 2017-10-11
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. businesses and trade groups are split over how forcefully to crack down on China over intellectual property theft, with some arguing the country is making progress on its own in enforcing protections and urging the Trump ...

Western Digital (WDC) Corrects Misconceptions on SanDisk Intellectual Property, Consent Rights and Joint Ventures with Toshiba
StreetInsider - 2017-10-11
News and research before you hear about it on CNBC and others. Claim your 2-week free trial to StreetInsider Premium here. Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) today posted a set of questions and answers to provide clarity and transparency on key topics ...

High Court Denies Cert In Range Of IP Cases
Law 360 - 2017-10-11
Law360, New York (October 10, 2017, 5:56 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to review decisions in a number of intellectual property cases, including one that involved a Hollywood actress and another which questioned whether the Federal ...

The Firms Filing The Most Copyright Suits
Law 360 - 2017-10-10
According to data compiled by Lex Machina, New York-based Liebowitz filed 109 copyright infringement cases from July 1 to Sept. 30, mostly on behalf of photographers over unauthorized use of their images on the web. The mass filing is nothing new for the ...

The Stone Cutter and the Peace Builder
Mindanews - 2017-10-10
He is a graduating student of B.S. Nutrition and Dietetics at the Western Mindanao State ... that promotes the use information technology for peace building, conducted the workshop. Sahipa did not finish elementary school as his family had to evacuate ...

Market Live: Nifty continues to hold 10K, Sensex higher; Cochin Shipyard up 6%
Money Control - 2017-10-10
"The Ba1 corporate family rating primarily reflects GHIAL's strong market position and its strategic location in the city of Hyderabad, which is India's fourth most populous city and a major economic centre ... The research house expects the stock ...

Trouble in the Supreme Court
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-10-09
But to put things in perspective, we focused on the merits of the impeachment complaint against then Chief Justice Renato Corona even if then President Benigno Aquino III was driven by a selfish desire to exact revenge on the issue concerning Hacienda Luisita.

New Zealand warns Filipinos against unlicensed immigration advisers
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-09
She said people who are not licensed or exempt, including Philippine Overseas Employment Administration agencies, can share publicly available information but cannot provide immigration advice. The IAA is responsible for issuing licenses to advisers and ...

Rody orders creation of special bank for OFWs
Philstar - 2017-10-09
Other members of the board are four directors and officers designated by the Landbank and representatives of the labor department, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and overseas Filipinos. The representatives of the labor department ...

World Bank: Easing of migration rules to cut poverty in Asean
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-09
"In receiving countries, foreign workers can fill labor shortages and promote sustained economic growth, if migration policies are aligned with their economic needs. Inappropriate policies and ineffective institutions mean that the region is missing ...

If federalism is the solution, what is the main problem?
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-09
In Photo: People undergo a stress-debriefing inside a tent in Balo-I, Lanao del Norte, on October 3 ... MANASAN said personal income tax may be more directly attributed to the location of residence of the taxpayer. But, she said, in the case of Austria ...

Negros Oriental
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-09
Commissioner Robert Martinez of the Civil Service Commission reiterated the need for all government officials and employees to ... using counterfeit credit cards in their transactions with a local hotel in Dumaguete City recently continued for all parties ...

Commercial fishers say they shun child labor at sea
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-08
LUCENA CITY -- A national group of commercial fishers and fish traders denied they were engaged in child labor or illegal fishing in Tayabas and Lamon Bays. The group also said the use of "purse seines," although regulated, was not at all illegal.

Bello: More jobs, trade to local communities in 2018
The Daily Tribune - 2017-10-08
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III announced that massive employment and entrepreneurship opportunities will be made available to local communities next year as the government sets in full throttle the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) at the grassroots ...

Tens of thousands have yet to submit Daca renewals
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-07
But Ali Noorani, the executive director of the immigration advocacy group National Immigration Forum, said that, if those expectations held true, there was little chance for a Daca deal. "If the president winds up tying these elements to the Dream Act ...

Jobs in the future
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-10-06
One estimate says that 65 percent of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working ... With interconnectedness now seen across the global economy, dramatic shifts in the market for goods and services in large economies can be ...

Africa: Chinese Investments in Africa - Chopsticks Mercantilism
AllAfrica - 2017-10-06
Vulcan, an affiliate of New York-based private equity firm Vulcan Capital Corp, aimed to have two of the refineries finished in under a year.[8] A $3 billion deal for Ghana In 2012, China offered Ghana a $3 billion loan on barter terms. The loan was to be ...

DOJ allows withdrawal of tax cases vs Mighty Corp
Philstar - 2017-10-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Justice has allowed the tax dodging cases filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue against Mighty Corporation to be withdrawn after the cigarette company agreed to a settlement of its tax-related issues. According ...

Congress is considering a copyright small claims bill you should know about
Digital Photography Review - 2017-10-06
A bill has reached Congress that aims to establish a cheaper route for those seeking settlement of small claims in copyright infringement cases. Put forward by a bypartisan group of representatives, the Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement Act ...

Appellate Honchos Duke It Out in 'Blurred Lines' Copyright Case
Law - 2017-10-06
Ninth Circuit Judge Milan Smith repeatedly complimented Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan partner Kathleen Sullivan and Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer partner Lisa Blatt on the forcefulness of their arguments in a copyright infringement case that has lit up ...

Tax raps vs Mighty dismissed after BIR agreed to a settlement
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-06
(Updated 6:01 p.m., Oct. 6) The Department of Justice (DOJ) has dismissed the three tax evasion complaints worth a total of P37.9 billion against tobacco company, Mighty Corp., after the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) decided to withdraw its charges.

On World Teachers Day, public school educators amplify call for wage hike
Bulatlat - 2017-10-06
He said at least P30 billion ($586 million) was deducted from the Department of Education to augment funds for the implementation of the free college education law. "Hindi dapat pagbanggain ang dalawang ito. Budget for war against the people could be ...

Members Of Congress: Court Was Wrong To Say That Posting The Law Is Copyright Infringement
Tech Dirt - 2017-10-05
Back in February, we wrote about a disturbing court decision that said that standards that are "incorporated by reference" into law, could still be copyright infringing if posted to the internet. In that earlier post I go into much more background, but the ...

Publishers take ResearchGate to court, alleging massive copyright infringement
Science Magazine - 2017-10-05
Scholarly publishing giants Elsevier and the American Chemical Society (ACS) have filed a lawsuit in Germany against ResearchGate, a popular academic networking site, alleging copyright infringement on a mass scale. The move comes after a larger group of ...

Sci-Hub: 'Pirate Bay of science' faces landmark ISP block over mass copyright infringement charges
International Business Times - 2017-10-05
Sci-Hub is facing a possible ISP block in the US.Screenshot Embattled academic paper-sharing website Sci-Hub, commonly referred to as the "Pirate Bay of science", could soon be blocked in search results in the US after a magistrate judge agreed that the ...

Columbia Sportswear wins $3m for patent infringement
Just-style - 2017-10-05
In 2016 it won a ruling against Seirus for copyright infringement. On 29 September a jury in the federal district court of San Diego awarded US$3.018m in damages to Columbia Sportswear, the amount representing Seirus's total profits from the sale of its ...

The Importance of Intellectual Property Management Technology
Forbes - 2017-10-05
Over the past seven years, I have written about the importance of protecting intellectual property (IP), mainly with small businesses. Of course, with over 300 billion in IP theft annually in the United States, IP protection is critical. However, from ...

Copyright office to DMCA service providers: Designate agents by year end or lose safe harbor protection
Lexology - 2017-10-05
One of the best-known benefits of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is the safe harbor from copyright infringement liability that it provides "online service providers", broadly defined in the statute as any "provider of online services or ...

Slow infrastructure rollout worries WB
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-04
The second package, slated to be submitted to both chambers of Congress in January, will gradually cut the corporate income tax rate to as low as 25% by 2021 from 30% currently in order to align the system with those of many of the Philippines ...

White House Cyber Chief Rob Joyce Raises Concerns on US Intellectual Property Theft
Executive Gov - 2017-10-04
Rob Joyce, White House cybersecurity coordinator, has said U.S. companies could fall victim to intellectual property theft when revealing their source code to foreign governments in order to do business in other countries, FCW reported Tuesday. Joyce said ...

Intellectual Property Development Corporation Pty v Fermentum Pty Ltd [2017] ATMO 68
Lexology - 2017-10-04
Intellectual Property Development Corporation opposed the registration of the trade mark PACIFIC ALE applied for by Fermentum in connection with a range of beers in Class 32. By way of background, it is useful to note that the applicant is the owner of the ...

Two labor centenaries
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-04
In 2019, or less than two years from now, the International Labor Organization (ILO) shall turn 100. The ILO was established by the war-weary Europeans and Americans as part of the Treaty of Versailles that formally ended World War I (1914-1918).

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