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IPOPHL pushes for Registration of Online Sellers

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is pushing for the registration of businesses that are selling their products online to protect intellectual property (IP) rights in the country.
Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Duterte signs Law allowing Simpler Patents for Farmers

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill that seeks to ease restrictions on agricultural free patents issued to farmers.
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

IPOPHL brings IP-focused MCLE Program to Cebu

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will be mounting the 2019 edition of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) this March in Cebu, to expand its education drive and reach out to IP practitioners in the Visayas.
Date: 13 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Globe backs Bill to block Websites facilitating Online Piracy

MANILA, Jan 10 (PNA) - Globe Telecom and the international Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) have come out in support of a Senate bill aiming to deter online piracy in the country by blocking Internet websites that illegally distribute copyrighted material like videos, music and gaming.
Date: 10 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

IPOPHL eyes to ease Limitation on Accessible Formats

MANILA, Jan 4 (PNA) - More persons with disabilities (PWDs), not only the blind or visually-impaired, may soon have wider access to alternative information materials as the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) eyes relaxing certain rules on copyright protection, thus, liberalizing the mass production of materials in "accessible ...
Date: 04 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PH accedes to the Marrakesh Treaty

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has secured wider access to novels, textbooks, and other printed materials currently limited in distribution and production by copyright law, for more than three million visually-impaired Filipinos. On December 18, 2018, the Philippines deposited its instrument of accession to the Ma ...
Date: 03 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Intellectual Property Office of The Philippines

House pushes for free civil registration for IPs

MANILA, Nov 16 (PNA) - The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved on final reading this week a measure providing a free and culture-sensitive system of civil registration for Indigenous Peoples (IPs).
Date: 16 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

IPOPHL and PCCI Honor Socially-Responsive Filipino Intellectual Property

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines and the country’s largest business organization, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)  once again recognised Filipino inventors/ IP creators on Thursday, conferring the Alfredo M. Yao (AMY) National Intellectual Property Awards, now on its 9th year.
Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Intellectual Property Office of The Philippines

House pushes for Free Civil Registration for IPs

MANILA, Oct 23 (PNA) - A bill providing a free and culture-sensitive system of civil registration for Indigenous Peoples (IPs) has hurdled second reading at the House of Representatives.
Date: 23 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Crafting of National Intellectual Property Strategy

MANILA, Oct 2 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has completed the formulation of National Intellectual Property Strategy (NIPS) as a tool to help propel economic growth, the agency disclosed in a statement Tuesday.
Date: 02 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Kensonic Inc v Uni-Line Multi-Resources Inc (Phil) and Another Appeal

Date: 06 June 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR Nos. 211820-21 & 211834-35; Source: Supreme Court

San Miguel Pure Foods Company Inc v Foodsphere Inc and Another Appeal

Date: 20 June 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR Nos. 217781 & 217788; Source: Supreme Court

ABS-CBN Publishing Inc v Director of the Bureau of Trademarks

Date: 20 June 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 217916; Source: Supreme Court

Enforcing Data Privacy Key to integrity of IPOPHL’s Operations

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines backed the cause of the National Privacy Commission to protect personal information of its stakeholders, and welcomed data privacy measures Tuesday, when the latter held an information briefing for IPOPHL employees and personnel.
Date: 07 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Intellectual Property Office of The Philippines

IPOPHL: 4IR reshaping Views on IP Ownership, Protection

The onset of 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) - the emergence of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, and the internet of things - has given rise to both challenges and opportunities in the protection, distribution, and production of creative and audio-visual content.
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Intellectual Property Office of The Philippines

IPOPHL fortifies Patent Search Capacity, gears up to operate as ISA/IPEA

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines recently signed an agreement renewing its subscription to European Patent Office (EPO)’s prior art and retrieval tool, the European Patent Office QUEry (EPOQUE) Net, to continue its comprehensive patent search and retrieval capability especially as it prepares to operate as an International ...
Date: 20 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Intellectual Property Office of The Philippines

Establishment of New Equivalent Amount in USD of the Search Fee Charged by the JPO

This is to notify the establishment of the new equivalent amount in USD of the search fee charged by the Japan Patent Office (JPO) which shall take effect on 01 June 2018. IPOPHL Memorandum Circular No. PCT 2018-02
Date: 17 May 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Intellectual Property Office of The Philippines

IPOPHL, DTI extend Trademark Registration Fee waiver

MANILA, July 12 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) are extending the Trademark Registration Incentive Program "Juana Make a Mark" for another year.
Date: 12 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

ANAC-IP Solon lauds Charter Draft for IP Recognition

A party-list solon representing indigenous peoples lauded the draft charter recently approved by the Consultative Committee (ConCom) for recognizing the welfare and rights of IPs, particularly the provision mandating that seats be reserved for IPs in the legislative department under Article VII.
Date: 09 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Proclamation creating and designating a Parcel of Land as an Information Technology Park

This Proclamation creates and designates an Information Technology Center to be known as the Palayan City Government Center & Central Business Hub located at Barangay Singalat, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija. Proclamation No. 526
Date: 25 June 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 526; Source: Official Gazette

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New Regulation to be a Boon for Labuan Economy

LABUAN, Mar 25 (Bernama) - Labuan Business Activity Tax (Requirements for Labuan Business Activity) Regulations 2018, which requires a Labuan entity to have adequate full-time employees on the island as well as adequate amount of operating expenditure, will be a boon for the Labuan economy.

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Chief Justice wants Bar cooperation to address Negative Perception of Judiciary

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 22 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum has called on the Malaysian Bar to work with the judiciary to shed the negative perception of the public towards the judicial system.

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Thailand to host 23rd ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting in Chiang Rai

CHIANG RAI, Mar 22 (NNT) - The Finance Ministry will host the 23rd ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting (AFMM) under the theme of “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability.”

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DOLE Partners with Private firm for Safe, Healthy Workforce

MANILA, Mar 23 (PNA) - The government has partnered with a private company in promoting occupational safety and health (OSH) to further ensure a healthy and productive workforce.

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Pharmacists urge Government to review Poisons Act 1952

PETALING JAYA, Mar 24 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Community Pharmacy Guild (MCPG) is calling on the government to review the Poisons Act 1952 to ensure the pharmaceutical industry is in sync with innovations in technology.

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MCMC advises Facebook, Instagram Users to change Passwords

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 24 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has advised Facebook and Instagram users to change their passwords if they have been informed that their passwords are in the format which can be read by Facebook employees.

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MAS scores, sets Benchmark for Others

The Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) enforcement report has revealed how it polices the financial markets under its charge, and is a welcome indicator of the greater openness the market has long sought, as the report mainly focused on market abuse, financial services misconduct, and money laundering-related control breaches.

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PRRD terminates Appointment of GRP Panel Members

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - Malacañang on Wednesday confirmed the termination of the appointments of government peace negotiators with communist rebels "in view of the termination of the peace negotiations" with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

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Malanjum keeping Mum about his Successor

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who is due for compulsory retirement in April only smiled broadly and chose to remain secretive when asked about his successor.

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MP Noh Omar expelled from Dewan Rakyat for Three Days

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar has been expelled from the Dewan Rakyat for three days from today.

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ICC Prosecutors to be deported if they Probe Drug War

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - Prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC), who will enter the Philippines to investigate the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, may be deported, Malacañang said on Monday.

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Selangor wants tougher Environmental Laws

SHAH ALAM, Mar 17 (Bernama) - The Selangor government wants to enforce more stringent laws to address issues related to environmental pollution in the state, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

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Rosmah's Graft Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed the prosecution's application to transfer from the Sessions Court to the High Court the case involving two graft charges filed against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is the wife of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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IBP condemns Slay of another Lawyer in DavNor

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Thursday urged authorities to take action on the latest killing of a lawyer, Rex Jasper Lopoz, who was gunned down last March 13 in front of a shopping mall in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

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IPOPHL brings IP-focused MCLE Program to Cebu

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will be mounting the 2019 edition of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) this March in Cebu, to expand its education drive and reach out to IP practitioners in the Visayas.

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ASEAN aims at creating Future Digitally-Skilled Youths

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA) - Seven ASEAN member states, through the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme initiated by the ASEAN Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft, aim to create digitally-skilled youths prepared to tackle challenges of the digital workspace in future.

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Tanintharyi Landholders sued under New Law

Local government officials and companies are already using the recently amended land law to remove villagers from disputed land, according to lawyers in southern Myanmar.

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SC to facilitate Greater Investor Inclusiveness

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - Opening local corporate bonds and sukuk to retail investors who meet the requirements set are among the steps taken by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to promote investors inclusiveness in the local market.

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