President reaps praise for clearer mining tack
BusinessMirror. - 2017-07-24
Meanwhile, University of Asia and the Pacific School of Economics ... social services would have been another important theme," Terosa said. For his part, Ateneo de Manila EagleWatch senior fellow Alvin Ang said it was good that the President recognized ...

Govt seized P1.4-billion fake goods in Jan-June
BusinessMirror. - 2017-07-24
The government confiscated P1.4 billion worth of counterfeit products, mostly optical media, in January to June, according to the latest data from the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL). IPOPHL Deputy Director General Allan B.

'Rise Of The Tomb Raider' (ALL) Being Sued for Intellectual Property Infringement
Worth Playing - 2017-07-24
In Lara Croft's next chapter of her journey, she must use her survival skills and wits, learn to trust new friends, and ultimately accept her destiny as the Tomb Raider. After uncovering an ancient mystery, Lara must explore the most treacherous and remote ...

Tax education for the revenue staff
Inquirer - 2017-07-23
No doubt, continuing education on the intricacies of the rules and regulations on taxation and customs administration would redound to the benefit of their intended beneficiaries. But if the people behind this program really want to meet its objective ...

BIR computerized accounting compliance seminar for Visayas, Mindanao taxpayers
Philstar - 2017-07-23
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The Intellectual Property Buried in Your Print Business
WhatTheyThink - 2017-07-21
One of my favorite parts of my work is sitting down talking to people who work in various roles in a print business, at their desks, without their managers, in their comfort zone. When you go to where people are comfortable, confident, and you listen more ...

Caloocan gains 2 child, labor plums - 2017-07-21
Caloocan City Mayor Oscar Malapitan has commended the hardworking city government officials and employees for reaping two major awards in child protection and public employment office. Malapitan conveyed his congratulation to officers and staff of the ...

Suven Life secures neuro drug patent from Australia
Economic Times - 2017-07-21
NEW DELHI: Suven Life Sciences has been granted a patent from Australia for a drug used in the treatment of disorders associated with neurodegenerative diseases. The company has been granted one product patent from Australia corresponding to the New ...

Suven Life secures neuro drug patent from Australia
Economic Times - 2017-07-21
NEW DELHI: Suven Life Sciences has been granted a patent from Australia for a drug used in the treatment of disorders associated with neurodegenerative diseases. The company has been granted one product patent from Australia corresponding to the New ...

DOLE orders regularization of around 9,000 PLDT employees
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-07-21
MANILA, July 21 -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued a compliance order directing the regularization of around 9,000 workers of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) Incorporation after it has proven to be engaged in labor ...

291 repatriated OFWs arrive from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-07-21
MANILA, Philippines -- 291 overseas Filipino workers from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Thursday. They were welcomed at the airport by members of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA ...

Judge Tosses 'Unreasonable' Copyright Suit Over African Cookbook
New York Law Journal - 2017-07-20
A copyright infringement case brought by an Ethiopian cookbook author was thrown out Wednesday by a federal judge who criticized the "unreasonable nature of plaintiff's claims." Eastern District Judge Brian Cogan awarded attorney fees and costs to the ...

Zillow and VHT appeal $4 million copyright infringement ruling
Digital Photography Review - 2017-07-20
Real estate listing firm Zillow Group and photography firm VHT have been locked in a huge copyright lawsuit over Zillow's alleged infringement of thousands of VHT's real estate images for years now, and it doesn't look like it's going to end any time soon.

Reexamining the tax treatment of transport network companies
BusinessMirror. - 2017-07-20
On this point, it is important to recall that as far back as October 29, 2015, the Bureau of Internal Revenue issued Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) 70-2015, which lays down the tax treatment of persons engaged in the business of land transportation ...

Jeremy Borash On How Much Input He Had In Total Deletion, Where 'Broken' Intellectual Property Sits
Wrestling INC - 2017-07-20 owner Raj Giri was on a conference call on Wednesday with Jeremy Borash of Global Force Wrestling and asked him how much input he had on the Total Deletion segments and for his thoughts on where the intellectual property sits. "The day to ...

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Intellectual Property Threats Reforms - Will IP Owners Benefit?
National Law Review - 2017-07-19
The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 (the "Act") comes into force on 1 October. It will reform UK law on unjustified threats in intellectual property infringement disputes. What will change and will this benefit IP owners?

Intellectual Property and Business: Part 1
JD Supra - 2017-07-19
(NOTE: This is part 1 of 4 in a series of alerts linking intellectual property and economic strategy. Check back each week for a new installment.) In business, an asset is anything of value owned by a company, and managing those assets is a complete and ...

Over 1M benefit from OSSCO - 2017-07-19
The partner government agencies at OSSCO are Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA ...

Seventy new immigration officers set to ease congestion at Manila airport - 2017-07-19
BI Commissioner Jaime Morente on Wednesday said the officers were already in place at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). "Before the year ends, we expect to hire hundreds more immigration officers who will be deployed at the NAIA and other ...

Market rises; Wilcon, DMCI lead advancers - 2017-07-19
SM Prime Holdings Inc. rose 1.6 percent to P34.50. Meanwhile, most Asian markets also rose. For every five stocks that climbed, three fell. Financial shares led gains, rising for the seventh session in eight. "The inability for the Republican party to ...

70 new immigration officers hired to cut down long queues at Naia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-07-19
BI Commissioner Jaime Morente on Wednesday said that the 70 newly-hired immigration officers are already stationed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia). "Before the year ends, we expect to hire hundreds more immigration officers who will be ...

Bensalem woman sued in video game copyright dispute
Pennsylvania Record - 2017-07-19
PHILADELPHIA -- A Washington company is suing a Bensalem woman over alleged copyright infringement related to the development of a video game. Imagos Films LLC, which does business as Imagos Softworks, and Don Thacker filed a complaint on June 30 in the U ...

Spotify's Whole Biz Built On Copyright Infringement: Suits
Law 360 - 2017-07-19
Law360, Los Angeles (July 18, 2017, 10:11 PM EDT) -- A songwriter for The Four Seasons and another song owner each sued Spotify Tuesday alleging its business model blindly infringes copyrights and seeking a combined $367 million, raising new copyright ...

Testimonials of Bachelor of Laws Graduates from the Philippines (Page 2) - 2017-07-18
Its interesting as it impart new knowledge in the field of law. Difficult as student should know the real intent and spirit of the law. Enjoyable as everyone in the class go for a group study specially when midterm and final exams are approaching.

Gum Giant Wrigley Sues Vape Company Over Copyright Infringement
Realtime Business News - 2017-07-18
Chewing-gum giant Wrigley has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against a e-cigarette manufacturer alleging that it has copied its Juicy Fruit and Doublemint brands. Wrigley has accused Chi-Town Vapers of trademark infringement for producing and ...

MLB mulls legal challenge over recently revealed Overwatch League logo
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-07-18
Last week, Activision Blizzard officially unveiled the Overwatch League, a major new esports initiative that will bring the best Overwatch players from around the world together in head-to-head competition. However, it seems that the league could face some ...

Spotify Hit With Two Lawsuits Claiming "Staggering" Copyright Infringement
Hollywood Reporter - 2017-07-18
Spotify may have hoped that a proposed $43 million settlement announced a couple of months ago to end a class-action lawsuit would smooth over what had been developing as a trouble spot for the streaming giant. But a pair of lawsuits launched on Tuesday in ...

One-Stop Service Center in Calabarzon launched
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-07-18
Social Security System (SSS), Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Bureau of Immigration (BI), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), Bureau of Internal ...

One-Stop Service Center in Calabarzon launched - 2017-07-18
Campita, in partnership with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), led its launching on Monday, 17 July, at the POEA Satellite Office, Andenson Building, Brgy. Parian, Calamba City, this province The launching ceremony was graced by ...

uniQure Expands Intellectual Property Portfolio with Newly Issued Patent Providing Broad Protection of Insect Cell-Based AAV Manufacturing
NASDAQ - 2017-07-18
LEXINGTON, Mass. and AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, July 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- uniQure N.V. (Nasdaq:QURE), a leader in human gene therapy and AAV manufacturing, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted a ...

Villanueva seeks stricter laws vs firms found lax in safety standards
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-07-18
The senator is the author of Senate Bill No. 1317 or "An Act Strengthening Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS) and Providing Penalties for Violations Thereof" that seeks to amend the 41-year old Labor Code of the Philippines ...

Photographer sues Procter & Gamble over copyright issues
Business Insider - 2017-07-18
The lawsuit filed in federal court in Cincinnati by photographer Annette Navarro accuses Cincinnati-based P&G of copyright infringement. The Cincinnati Enquirer ( ) reports the lawsuit accuses P&G of deliberately using photos by ...

Fed. Circ. Revives Axed Millennium Cancer Drug Patent
Law 360 - 2017-07-17
Law360, New York (July 17, 2017, 3:54 PM EDT) -- A Federal Circuit panel, in a precedential opinion on Monday, found that a Delaware federal court had wrongly ruled that a Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. cancer drug patent was invalid as obvious over prior ...

Drake Infringement Case: Fair Use as a Matter of Law
New York Law Journal - 2017-07-17
In 2014, the estate of jazz legend Jimmy Smith brought an action for copyright infringement against the hugely popular Canadian musician Aubrey Drake Graham--yes, that's Drake--and several companies involved in the recording, production, marketing and ...

Cooper's Eye on the Left: A score to settle
Times Free Press - 2017-07-17
"A Heart is the Part That Makes Boys and Girls Smart," according to the suit filed by author Christopher Kimberly against Clinton and Penguin Random House for copyright infringement. The suit seeks $150,000 in damage and profits to Clinton's book ...

2 groups deny terror links - 2017-07-17
Cayetano said he had ordered the Bureau of Immigration and Bureau of Customs to strictly enforce the law on foreign individuals and businessmen coming to the country. "First of all, let me thank the people of Turkey and the ambassador for their concern f ...

Corporations abusing tax perks of co-ops, senators told
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-07-15
"We have seen the behavior of former domestic corporations paying corporate taxes that have shifted and becoming ... Cabreros also told senators at the recent committee hearing on value-added tax (VAT) exemptions that certain sectors in the cooperative ...

OFW ID: Not free for all OFWs after all - 2017-07-15
"All we need is to conduct an inventory of all the bona fide OFWs based on the list of the POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration), in conjunction with DOLE, then we will start processing the IDs," he said. Bello, who described the OFW ID ...

OFW ID: Not free for all OFWs after all
InterAksyon - 2017-07-15
"All we need is to conduct an inventory of all the bona fide OFWs based on the list of the POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration), in conjunction with DOLE, then we will start processing the IDs," he said. Bello, who described the OFW ID ...

OpsArc Solutions Inc. Announces Intellectual Property Acquisition
Broadway World - 2017-07-14
OpsArc Solutions Inc. announced today that it has entered into a formal Intellectual Property Transfer Agreement with Trimax Americas. Under this Intellectual Property Transfer Agreement, OpsArc will acquire all rights, title and interest to the Trimax ...

The Battle For Copyright Protection In The Digital Era
Mondaq - 2017-07-14
In a previous post, we reported on a new strategy adopted by Voltage Pictures, LLC (Voltage) against alleged copyright infringement by anonymous Internet users. This strategy involved a "reverse class action" (i.e. one plaintiff versus multiple defendants ...

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Sending Earned Rs 32 As Demanded, Says Kumar Vishwas After Copyright Notice From Amitabh Bachchan - 2017-07-14
Bachchan said the video, in which Vishwas is seen singing the poem, was a "copyright infringement" and should be removed from the popular video-sharing site, YouTube, within 24 hours. In a statement, the Aam Aadmi Party member said he had received the ...

A case over whether a monkey can hold a copyright to selfie pictures is back in court
Wales Online - 2017-07-14
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sued Mr Slater and Blurb for copyright infringement. It sought a court order in 2015 allowing it to administer all proceeds from the photos taken in a wildlife reserve in Sulawesi to benefit the monkey.

Does This Selfie Make Me Look Like a Copyright Infringer?
JD Supra - 2017-07-13
Caution. This blog lacks lawyerly gravitas. Why? The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will consider a copyright infringement suit brought by a primate - specifically, Naruto, an Indonesian crested macaque that supposedly made fantastic use of his opposable ...

Cyberespionage: Your intellectual property under threat
CSO - 2017-07-13
Cyberespionage conjures up nightmare scenarios for private and public organizations. For governments, it might involve the prospect of foreign agents filching details on a new missile system. For an auto company, it could be hackers stealing their ...

A federal appeals court has heard arguments on whether a curious monkey with a knack for pressing a camera button can hold a copyright
Associated Press - 2017-07-12
"Where does it end? If a monkey can sue for copyright infringement, what else can a monkey do?" she said. Dunning said Naruto can't hold copyright in part because he cannot grant permission to others to use his photos and can't benefit financially from the ...

Circuit Divide: Is Registration a Precondition for Copyright Infringement Suits?
JD Supra - 2017-07-12
Fourth Estate sued for copyright infringement, alleging in the complaint that it had filed applications to register the relevant articles with the Register of Copyrights. moved to dismiss, arguing that the Copyright Act only ...

Villar: Lifting tax exemption on low-cost houses would burden OFWs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-07-12
she said. Villar, whose family runs a real estate business, urged the DOF to reconsider its proposal, stressing that previous administrations were able to manage the taxes even without lifting the tax exemption on the said properties. "I want you to ...

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