India alters stand, will ratify climate change pact on October 2
Economic Times - 2016-09-25
The three most contentious of issues have been the baseline year for the phase out of HFCs, the financing of the switch from HFCs to less damaging alternatives and the Intellectual Property Rights for this alternative technology which is largely vested in ...

Maritime protector - 2016-09-25
SM Prime Holdings president Hans T. Sy (left) receives a plaque of appreciation from Apostleship Of the Sea (AOS) Fr. Bruno Ciceri during the 21st National Seafarer's Day which had the theme 'Pilipino:Tatak Ng Kahusayan.' Topics: Hans T. Sy, Apostleship Of ...

POEA warns OFWs on jobs offered through e-mail - 2016-09-25
PASIG CITY, Sept. 26 -- The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration yesterday cautioned licensed recruitment agencies, including job applicants, about offers of overseas employment through e-mail by foreign manpower agencies. Administrator Hans Leo J.

POEA issues guidelines on online registration of seafarers - 2016-09-25
MANILA, Sept. 26 - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration issued the guidelines on the online registration of seafarers in compliance with POEA Governing Board Resolution No. 13, Series of 2016. Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said the online ...

What to expect from the Expanded PWD Act of 2016
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-25
Business establishments must be vigilant on impact of the PWD law in the operations, compliance, taxation and reportorial requirements for the business. Let us wait for the issuance of the guidelines from the concerned government agencies. Jeffrey Galang ...

Issues at stake in US presidential election
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-25
But when a president sets a major policy by edict, skirting Congress, it sets off a debate that traces ... Teaching them, preparing them for college and careers, costs taxpayers more than $580 billion a year, or about $11,670 per pupil per year.

Free online registration service now open for PH seafarers
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-25
New seafarers will now be required to register for free online as the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) launches its website. Last Monday, POEA finally issued its guidelines for the its new system, which will take effect on Sept.

Time to free suffering Pinoys, lawmaker says - 2016-09-24
"That is a Tax Cut for Every Juan who truly deserves it," Quimbo said. In the current system of individual income taxation, only those who are earning the statutory minimum wage are exempted by virtue of Republic Act 9504. Quimbo said the proposed ...

Aboitiz power firms expect profit hike
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-24
Nevertheless, based on the Aboitiz Power internal estimate, choosing the 10-percent income-tax rate scenario is still more value accretive for the company in the long run," it said in its September 23 report. The 10-percent income-tax rate will be ...

National industrialization -- change we want
Bulatlat - 2016-09-24
In a recent forum held at the College of Engineering in the University of the Philippines entitled "Change We Need," speakers zeroed in on the backward, pre-industrial character of the economy and the whys and wherefores of national industrialization ...

TMZ, Warner Bros. Dodge Suit Over Jared Leto Video
Law 360 - 2016-09-24
Law360, Los Angeles (September 23, 2016, 10:51 PM EDT) -- Celebrity gossip site TMZ escaped a copyright infringement suit Friday brought by actor and musician Jared Leto for publishing a clip where he swears about Taylor Swift in his home studio ...

Copyright Alert: The European Union Exposes Websites to Copyright Liability for Linking to Infringing Material of Third Parties
JD Supra - 2016-09-24
The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on September 8, 2016 that websites that merely link to infringing material (instead of copying it) can be liable for copyright infringement. If this decision, GS Media BV v. Sanoma, 1 stands, it threatens to ...

Union leader slain in QC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-09-23
A Union leader was shot dead in front of the National Labor Relations Commission office in Quezon City on Friday. Edilberto Miralles, 65, a resident of Barangay Pasong Tamo, was shot in the head by a motorcycle back rider on Banawe Street, Barangay Sto.

Simplified preferential tax regime can improve MSME compliance, says PCCI - 2016-09-23
MANILA, September 23 -- The business sector is pushing for a simplified preferential tax system for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), saying this will raise their taxation compliance and enhance their global competitiveness. Implementing ...

Google, Others Urge Justices To Keep Laches In Patent Suits
Law 360 - 2016-09-23
While the high court may have nixed laches -- which bars legal remedies when a plaintiff is found to have unreasonably delayed bringing a suit -- for copyright infringement in a 2014 case known as Petrella, the Federal Circuit was correct to rule in the ...

Hogan Lovells Snags Another Bracewell IP Atty In Houston
Law 360 - 2016-09-22
Law360, Houston (September 22, 2016, 7:01 PM EDT) -- Hogan Lovells announced Tuesday that it snagged away a partner from Bracewell LLP who specializes in energy-related intellectual property cases, and that he has joined its Houston office as a partner.

Ten Common Intellectual Property Mistakes
JD Supra - 2016-09-22
Not Obtaining an Obligation to Assign Inventions From Employees and Contractor - Example: Employee/contractor agreements do not: (a) assign rights to you in inventions made for you; (b) require the timely disclosure of such inventions to you; or (c ...

Ruling on copyright relief to students
Deccan Herald - 2016-09-22
In an important judgment favouring the student community, the Delhi High Court has held that photocopying portions of academic publications is not an infringement of the Copyright Act. The case arose in a suit filed by five international publishers ...

3D Printing: another challenge for copyright owners
Lexology - 2016-09-22
The provisions in the Copyright Act relating to "reverse engineering" (although not described as such) provide that it is not an infringement of copyright to make a drawing depicting an article as part of the process of making that article by reverse ...

Unctad: Wealthy nations drag down global trade
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-22
Redistributive policies include income policies, minimum-wage legislation, progressive taxation and welfare-enhancing social programs tailored to local circumstances. In the case of the Philippines, Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez noted the worldwide ...

Taiwan relaxes visa rules for nationals of six ASEAN members and India
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-22
The adjustments come following the consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Immigration Agency, and the Tourism Bureau which aims to furthering the interactions with the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Fresenius Scores Preliminary Injunction In Drug Patent Case
Law 360 - 2016-09-22
Law360, New York (September 21, 2016, 8:13 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday granted Fresenius Kabi USA LLC a rare preliminary injunction barring Fera Pharmaceuticals LLC from launching a generic version of a drug used to treat patients ...

Law Firm Says Ship Co. Owes Employee Injury Row Fees
Law 360 - 2016-09-21
Duzar had been employed under a contract approved by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, and his contract contained an arbitration clause that Frilot failed to act upon, the companies said. DNA and North of England said this action could ...

Deception by omission
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-09-21
An additional structure of government--the state governments--will be inserted between the national and the local governments. Save for the Departments of National Defense and of Foreign Affairs, most of the Cabinet positions in the national government ...

U-OFW, OPC urge Duterte administration to continue efforts to assist stranded, undocumented OFWs in Saudi - 2016-09-21
and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Health (DoH), the Technical and Skills Development Administration (TESDA). The mission last for three weeks starting the middle of ...

Wage board eyes pay raise for Eastern Visayas workers
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-21
"The consultations were the most comprehensive, having been participated in by nearly 200 representatives from the management and labor sector all over the region," said Elias Cayanong, Department of Labor and Employment Regional director and RTWBP chairma

Why the Supreme Court May Hear the Case of the Dancing Baby
FORTUNE - 2016-09-21
In addition to four intellectual property cases it has already agreed to hear, the court could as soon as next week take up a trademark battle that pits an Asian-American rock band and the Washington Redskins football team against the U.S. Patent and ...

Piracy Pays (The IP Owner) - Judge Whyte Grants Motion for Default Judgment After Awarding Sanctions in Unauthorized Software Distribution Case
JD Supra - 2016-09-20
Adobe sued them for copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and trademark dilution based on having resold serial numbers used to activate Adobe software they provided in downloads or on disks, thereby essentially selling the same product multiple ...

Globalization for everyone
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-09-20
A central aspect of globalization is the careful documentation of the knowledge and legal tools needed to combine the property rights of seemingly useless single assets (electronic parts ... out took my organization, the Institute for Liberty and Democracy ...

Capitol Hill Update
JD Supra - 2016-09-20
The committee has been pushing offsets, including prohibiting drug patent settlements (pay-for-delay), potentially with some clawback features; lowering payments for home infusion drugs under the Medicare Part B durable medical equipment (DME) benefit to ...

Government opts to keep income-tax holiday
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-20
The rationalization of fiscal incentives was identified as an "offsetting measure" to recoup foregone revenues from the proposal to reduce corporate-income tax. 5% gross tax option Under the new rationalization measure, the incentives targeted to be ...

Returning pilgrims scrutinized at NAIA
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-20
Confusion marred the arrival of the initial batches of returning Haj pilgrims from Saudi Arabia the other day as immigration officials at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) implemented strict screening procedures in processing the passengers.

Sixers hope state-of-the-art training complex helps lure free agents to beef up promising roster - 2016-09-20
For about 16 years, the Sixers had been renting a single court at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. The Sixers front office ... Manila time), with Toyota, NovaCare Rehabilitation and Virtua all signed on to stamp their logo on various ...

DOLE 10 hosts labor education strengthening in Camiguin - 2016-09-20
CAMIGUIN, September 20 -- The Department of Labor and Employment-Region 10 (DOLE-10) together with its Camiguin Provincial Field Office, hosted the Labor Education and Employment Services (LEES) Strengthening and Workers Association Forum in Camiguin ...

Slow remittances not a concern - 2016-09-18
Preliminary report from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration showed that the number of deployed land-based workers dropped 10.3 percent in the first seven months to 235,895, while that of sea-based workers fell 44.4 percent to 134,360.

Clark opens one-stop-center for OFWs
Philstar - 2016-09-18
National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Department of Labor and Employment, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Professional Regulation Commission ...

Delhi High Court strikes a fine balance between the right to copy and copyright - 2016-09-18
In its landmark judgement on Friday, the Delhi High Court held that the making of photocopies of books for academic purposes did not constitute an infringement of copyright, and publishers could not legally stop universities and photocopying places from ...

Victory For Students And Access To Knowledge In DU Copyright Case: Corporate Publishers Market Ends At The Gates Of The University
Counter Currents - 2016-09-17
In a rare and incredible order on 16th September 2016, the Delhi High Court dismissed the copyright infringement case filed in August 2012 by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Taylor and Francis Group against Rameshwari Photocopy Shop ...

Dole, DOTr open 2nd OFW one-stop shop in Clark
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-17
Bello III (third from left) and PDP-Laban Rep ... Bello said this is also in line with the CIA being developed to ease the congestion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) in Metro Manila. "There is now a move to transfer several flights ...

Remittances expected to be volatile in next few months-economist
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-17
"All in all, we can expect steady to marginal growth in remittance flows, given the POEA [Philippine Overseas Employment Administration] deployment and the zealous nature of workers abroad, enabling them to remit money to fund peso consumption," Mapa said.

DOF holds consultations on comprehensive tax reforms
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-17
Under the second package, the government will be proposing the reduction in corporate tax rates to 25 percent, along with simplifying other corporate income tax provisions to improve compliance. To help cancel out foregone revenues, the DOF will ...

Seychelles offers safety course for seafarers, hopes to attract international students - 2016-09-17
(Seychelles News Agency) - Seychelles has become the first western Indian Ocean Island State to offer an ... course with the expertise of Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College (CINEC). Presently, three students are following the course ...

Teams of Bruins create apps to solve problems using latest technologies
UCLA Newsroom - 2016-09-17
Code for the Mission was sponsored by OIT and the Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Sponsored Research. Taking their bows at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA were teams who have developed, as proof of concept: a tool that can analyze ...

Negros Oriental
Visayan Daily Star - 2016-09-17
Over a hundred students across the Negros Island qualified for the 2016 Interschool Art Contest sponsored by Victorias Milling Co., with 40 of them coming from Negros Oriental. A total of 108 students were pre-selected from hundreds of entrants that ...

MBHB Snippets: A review of developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 14, Issue 3
JD Supra - 2016-09-17
The America Invents Act of 2011 introduced supplemental examination of patents as a post-grant process intended to limit expensive and unpredictable inequitable conduct litigation and improve patent quality. As codified, 35 U.S.C. § 257(c)(1) states: A ...

POEA: R9 OFWs exempted from tax - 2016-09-17
ZAMBOANGA CITY--Tax exemptions have been granted by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration to returning overseas Filipino workers in the Zambonga Peninsula under its "Balik Manggagawa" program, POEA region IX director Marietta Bellotindos said.

POEA: R9 OFWs exempted from tax - 2016-09-17
ZAMBOANGA CITY--Tax exemptions have been granted by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration to returning overseas Filipino workers in the Zambonga Peninsula under its "Balik Manggagawa" program, POEA region IX director Marietta Bellotindos said.

Why is DSWD now needed to accredit theater arts projects?
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2016-09-16
Budget crafters of then President Benigno Aquino III formulated a provision that now requires all CSOs to first submit these requirements before they are accredited by the DSWD. This accreditation, in turn, would be given to the NCCA before the financial ...

Economists see hawkish hold next week as Fed punts to December
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-16
A slow economic recovery has polarized Americans on topics ranging from immigration to trade and interest rates. "We are going to get a hawkish hold," said Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist at The Northern Trust Company in Chicago. "The missing piece ...

Delhi photocopy shop wins case against global publishers over copyright infringement
International Business Times - 2016-09-16
The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a long pending case against a photocopy shop filed by three major international publishers over the sale of photocopied books and pages in Delhi University. The petition moved by publishers Oxford University Press ...

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