Judge Admonishes IP Attorneys in Dismissing Copyright Case
New York Law Journal - 2017-04-26
"The copyright infringement complaint was filed after a due diligence preliminary investigation," he said in an email. "My representation was limited to the first 16 months of this four-year litigation. I knew nothing about the disclosures made at trial ...

jobstreet.com.ph - 2017-04-26
Stephen and Lanee Cui-David both came from San Beda College of Law. Stephen L. David, the Senior Partner has a degree in Engineering and Masteral in Mathematics ... Buenaventura first took up Bachelor of Arts in Economics before taking up Bachelor of ...

New FDA chief initiates reforms
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-04-26
While previous FDA officials had been contented with merely issuing warnings and advisories against such products, Puno went out of her way to make sure the local market was rid of unregistered and counterfeit products through the law enforcement powers of ...

Two companies ordered to pay for Doraemon copyright infringement
Astro Awani - 2017-04-26
NANJING: Two companies in eastern China have been ordered to pay 130,000 yuan (US$18,878) in compensation for copyright infringement of the popular Japanese cartoon character Doraemon, China''s Xinhua news agency reported. A Shanghai-based company, which ...

Bello looks into alleged corruption in POEA
Rappler - 2017-04-26
MANILA, Philippines - Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III said he is investigating alleged corruption inside the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) that favors migrant Filipino workers who wish to ...

Singapore launches $717 mln fund to help intellectual property firms
Reuters - 2017-04-26
SINGAPORE, April 26 Singapore on Wednesday launched a S$1 billion ($717.31 million) fund to invest in companies with strong intellectual property profiles as part of a government push to establish the city-state as a global IP centre. The Makara Innovation ...

Asean urged to use arbitral ruling in code of conduct framework
Global Nation - 2017-04-25
Speaking at a forum organized by the Stratbase ADR Institute ahead of the 30th Asean summit later ... "Now, the ruling is an integral part of the universal body of international law," Del Rosario said. "The ruling should be an integral part of ...

Throw the tax net to catch all
Philstar - 2017-04-25
At the outset, President Duterte brushed aside insinuations of his going soft against the tobacco company was because its president, Alexander Wongchuking, happens to be a fellow "mistah," adopted like him by the Philippine Military Academy (PMA ...

Iowan testifies about intellectual property before Senate Judiciary Committee
Radio Iowa - 2017-04-25
A central Iowa man will be testifying this morning before the U.S. Senate panel chaired by Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley about the importance of protecting intellectual property. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear from Neal Gutterson, the vice ...

China solves 171,708 intellectual property rights cases in 2016
poandpo.com - 2017-04-25
China solved a total of 171,708 intellectual property rights (IPR) cases in 2016, said Tao Kaiyuan, vice president of the Supreme People's Court (SPC). The number is a 20.86-percent increase from 2015, while the SPC dealt with 177,705 IPR cases in 2016, up ...

Trump seeking 15% tax rate for business
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-25
In Photo: President Donald J. Trump poses for a portrait in the Oval Office in Washington on April 21. WASHINGTON--President Donald J. Trump has instructed his advisers to make cutting the corporate-tax rate to 15 percent a centerpiece of his tax-cut ...

2,000 jobs available in Baguio's Labor Day job fair
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-04-25
BAGUIO CITY, April 25 (PIA) - - The Department of Labor and Employment, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, the City Government of Baguio and other regional line agencies is all set for the May 1 - Labor Day Jobs Fair at Baguio ...

Volunteers accompany US immigrants to court to allay fears
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-04-25
NEW YORK (AP) -- When Salvadoran immigrant Joselin Marroquin-Torres became flustered in front of a federal immigration judge in New York and forgot to give her asylum application, a woman she had just met stood up to provide it. "Thank you," the judge ...

Professional Photographers of America and the Copyright Alliance Throw Support Behind HR 1695 on World IP Day
StreetInsider - 2017-04-25
This is particularly important for individual creators and small businesses, for without this dedicated "think tank," Congress might not hear the plight of creators, like photographers, on critical issues such as how to handle copyright infringement claims ...

Commentary: Intellectual property is making today's ideas tomorrow's assets
Channel News Asia - 2017-04-25
The commercialisation of intellectual property can be a growth engine for Singapore's future economy, says chief executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore Daren Tang. In a new economy, where the focus of IP is moving from protection ...

The Daily Star - 2017-04-24
COMPILED BY LAW DESK (SOURCE: WIPO.ORG). World Intellectual Property Day is observed internationally on every 26 April. The observance of WIPD is organised by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The aim is to learn about the role that ...

Who is to blame for growing trademark infringement cases?
Rwanda New Times - 2017-04-24
Safari Kizito, the managing partner at Bona Fide Chambers, who has handled a number of copyright infringement cases, blamed the rise in cases on lack of innovation and the fact that few businesses value intellectual property. "People do not want to start ...

10,362 jobs up for grabs in 2017 Labor Day Job and Business Fairs in Central Luzon
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-24
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga--At least 10,362 overseas and local careers will be up for grabs during the 2017 Labor Day Job and Business Fairs in different parts of Central Luzon, based on a release made by the Philippine Information Agency. "Around ...

The country has an extractive, not inclusive, economy
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-24
In the Overseas Employment Statistics of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), the country deployed a total of 2,391,152 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in 2014, roughly 600,000 of whom are new hires, and the figures keep on increasing ...

As World Intellectual Property Day approaches, Philippine community proposes additional measures to tackle IP crime
adobomagazine.com - 2017-04-24
MANILA - In celebration of World Intellectual Property Day in Manila, the local industry and government agencies have joined together to announce new efforts to prevent piracy, illegal camcording and other violations of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).

UTC mock trial team competes in national championship weekend
Times Free Press - 2017-04-24
Each team argues both sides of a copyright infringement case during mock trials before attorneys who judge the teams to determine a winner. Led by Mike Giglio, a local attorney and adjunct professor in political science and public service, and coaches ...

How Best to Tax Business
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-23
The details of the tax code may not make your heart sing, but they are enormously important and, at long last, they may be changing. In fact, the next 12 months are shaping up to be a critically important time. Despite an uneven start, tax reform is on the ...

Chump change
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-23
Every time I report to our office in Philippine Airlines (PAL), I meet Ely and Leni, two people who never fail to greet me, help me, make me smile, or otherwise make my workday as com­fortable as possible. Ely makes sure no unauthorized persons enter our ...

Tobacco farmers air plight
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-04-22
Seldom heard in the cacophony surrounding government allegations of tax evasion by local tobacco firm Mighty Corp. is the side of the folks who will bear the brunt of the burden should the company close its doors. Internal Revenue Commissioner Caesar Dulay ...

Heart Health Intellectual Property Trends
Food Product Design - 2017-04-21
The continued need for naturally based products for improving heart health has led to a steady increase of patent application filings, including a recent dramatic spike in applications. As heart disease continues to be an unfortunate by-product of the ...

Fansubbing: Dutch Court Rules Fan-Made Subtitles Are Illegal And Copyright Infringement
International Business Times - 2017-04-21
An Amsterdam district court ruled this week that fansubbing, the practice of fan-made subtitles for TV shows and movies, is illegal. The case was brought by a Dutch group called the Free Subtitles Foundation, which sued Netherlands' anti-piracy BREIN to ...

Mari Car to face trial for copyright infringement
thehypedgeek.com - 2017-04-21
Nintendo is bringing Mari Car to court over copyright infringement after the service used their Mario Kart IP for their rental service. Nintendo is seeking 10 million yen in damages from the service (about RM405,301) for ripping off their IP. Mari Car in ...

State workers demand end to contractualization
Bulatlat - 2017-04-21
COURAGE opposed EO 21, which, they said, gave huge increases only to high-ranking government ... and sending children to school. Manuel Baclagon, Social Welfare Employees Association of the Philippines speaking during the national government employees ...

STATEMENT: On Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte coming home with OFWs
Mindanews - 2017-04-21
Mindanao Migrants Center for Empowering Actions ... More jobs in the Philippines and the enhancement of labor skills are two of the biggest needs labor migrants have. This is also a call for the government, especially the attaches assigned in various ...

Copyright or Wrong
BBC - 2017-04-21
He now gets hundreds of enquiries from music labels and singer song writers wanting him to check for possible copyright infringement before tracks are released. The film industry also spends millions to pick their way through the copyright minefield.

Software reseller ordered to pay Microsoft nearly $1M in copyright case
ARN - 2017-04-20
According to Microsoft, the damages awarded are comprised of compensatory damages and additional damages, with additional damages awarded because of the "flagrancy of copyright infringement" by Moonbox. As part of its ruling, the Federal Court has ...

OFWs benefit from One-Stop-Service
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-04-20
MANILA, April 21 -- An increasing number of overseas Filipino workers continue to benefit from a more convenient and streamlined frontline services brought by One-Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Based ...

Research report explores the physical intellectual property market
Whatech - 2017-04-20
Research analysts forecast the global physical intellectual property market to grow at a CAGR of 11.75% during the period 2017-2021. Physical IPs are referred as the design of building blocks used in the development of SoCs. Physical IP, which includes ...

DOLE: 45,000 employees regularized through DO 174
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-04-20
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) claimed that around 45,000 employees have been regularized under the new department order on contracting and subcontracting work, Radyo Inquirer 990AM reported on Thursday. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III ...

Harry Styles accused of copyright infringement in 'Ever Since New York'
Cosmopolitan Magazine - 2017-04-19
Harry Styles might have only just launched his solo singing career, but the One Direction lad is already being accused of copyright infringement, after people speculated about the similarities between his song 'Ever Since New York' and Badfinger's 'Baby Blue'.

What does influential mean?
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-04-19
If that move is pushed through, I hope they add hard labor to the penalty, so at least, the criminal can bring some benefits to infrastructure work or whatever labor he is ordered to do. But, at least, he will have rendered some useful work that could ...

Treating intellectual property as an investment, and subjecting it to treaty arbitration, can have undesirable impact
The Economic Times - 2017-04-19
Global giants like Vodafone and Cairn Energy have raised investment disputes against India by initiating arbitration proceedings under investment treaties. Free trade agreements (FTAs), like the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership that India is ...

Go-kart firm seeks dismissal of Nintendo suit over Mario Kart copyright
Japan Times - 2017-04-18
In the suit, the Kyoto-based video game console company is seeking an end to the alleged copyright infringement and „10 million ($91,900) in damages from MariCar. During the first hearing of the trial on Tuesday, the Tokyo-based company countered it is ...

Trump targets visas program for highly skilled workers
Philstar - 2017-04-18
The order would direct US agencies to propose rules to prevent immigration fraud and abuse in the program. They would also be asked to offer changes so that H-1B visas are awarded to the "most-skilled or highest-paid applicants," said administration ...

HealthyWay Notice of Claims of Intellectual Property Violations and Agent for Notice
healthyway.com - 2017-04-18
It is the policy of Multiply Media, LLC "(Multiply") to respect the legitimate rights of copyright and other intellectual property owners. Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Section 512 (http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/legislation ...

Beyoncé wants 'Formation' copyright infringment suit tossed
New York Daily News - 2017-04-18
Beyoncé says a copyright infringement lawsuit over her hit anthem "Formation" doesn't hold up. The singer filed paperwork Friday asking a federal judge in Louisiana to dismiss the $20 million suit for failure to state a claim. She argued her team followed ...

DOLE offers livelihood package to repatriated OFWs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-04-18
Say, Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac, OWWA, Deputy Administrator Brigido J. Dulay, OWWA lawyer Cesar L. Chavez, Jr., OWWA and POEA lawyer Anna Patricia P. Jacobo to assess the situation of the OFWs availing of the amnesty program," Bello said.

Workers at the gates
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-18
Last Friday (April 7), we organized a picket at the very gates of Malacañang, going farther than the traditional protests at the foot of Mendiola Bridge, to ask President Duterte to issue an executive order that would scrap the latest Department of Labor ...

Emerging threats in intellectual property crime
scotland.police.uk - 2017-04-18
Experts from across Europe are meeting at the Scottish Police College to discuss the emerging threats in intellectual property crime particularly the illegal use of Internet protocol television (IPTV). The illegal use of Internet protocol television has ...

Mozilla and Stanford Law Panel on Intellectual Property Law and the First Amendment
air.mozilla.org - 2017-04-18
Join us for a Mozilla and Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology hosted panel series about the intersection between intellectual property law and the First Amendment. Explore how these two issues meet. On Monday April 17th, Mozilla and Stanford Law ...

SSM sued by nearby clinic claiming copyright infringement
Madison County Record - 2017-04-17
EAST ST. LOUIS -- A walk-in healthcare clinic is suing SSM Healthcare (owning and operating Good Samaritan Hospital) and SSM Health Express Clinic for alleged trademark infringement resulting in unfair competition. Midwest Medical and Occupational ...

Duterte irked at having to spend billions for drug rehab
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-04-17
According Dominador Say, administrator of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), 138 stranded Filipinos arrived on Monday morning onboard the special Saudia Airlines flight made under the auspices of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Duterte assures B.I. personnel their woes will end soon
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-17
Have patience; we will provide solutions to your problems]," Duterte told BI officials, headed by Commissioner Jaime Morente, and immigration supervisors who met him upon his return from his Middle East visit onboard Philippine Airlines Flight PR 001.

Syngenta Loses Bid To Enforce Pesticide Label Copyright
Law 360 - 2017-04-14
Law360, New York (April 14, 2017, 2:51 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina federal judge has granted pesticide maker Willowood a quick escape from rival Syngenta Crop Protection LLC's copyright infringement claims in a suit over pesticide labels, finding that the ...

Social Media Video Leads to Copyright Fight
Connecticut Law Tribune - 2017-04-14
A Waterford-based clothing and accessories company has filed a federal copyright infringement lawsuit against a California business for allegedly stealing a social media video promoting a monk incense waterfall burner. According to the 10-page lawsuit ...

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