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IPOPHL to Promote IP Education in Higher Academic Institutions

MANILA, Apr 26 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is seeking to integrate intellectual property (IP) education in the curriculum of higher academic institutions in the country.
Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

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

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

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

IPOS signs Memorandum of Understanding with Georgia’s IP Office

IPOS inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Intellectual Property Centre of Georgia (Sakpatenti) on 30 May 2018. This strengthens the ties between the two IP offices as they work more closely together in the future.
Date: 02 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Intellectual Property Office of The Philippines

Duterte committed to enforce Data Privacy Act: Bong Go

MANILA, May 29 (PNA) - The Duterte administration is committed in implementing the Data Privacy Act to ensure the security and privacy of personal information of Filipinos as the law aims to ensure that the data privacy rights of the citizens are protected, a Malacañang official said Tuesday.
Date: 29 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Privacy Commission backs Creation of National ID System

MANILA, May 28 (PNA) - The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is backing the establishment of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), an official said on Monday.
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Privacy Commission to launch Year-Long Campaign on Data Privacy

MANILA,  May 22 (PNA) - The National Privacy Commission (NPC) will be conducting its year-long advocacy campaign to create public awareness on data privacy rights.
Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

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No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.

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Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

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Right Decisions only Way for Judiciary to recover Glory - Attorney General

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says judges must always endeavour to make the right decisions, without fear or favour, and regardless of the personality of the party or the accused before them.

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Transport Ministry makes it More Flexible for e-hailing Drivers to obtain PSV Licence

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport is willing to make it easier for e-hailing drivers to clock in the six hours of course time to obtain a Public Transport Vehicle (PSV) licence.

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RM1.56 Mln Fine on Poachers, highest so far for Wildlife Crimes

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - The Kuala Terengganu Sessions Court's decision to fine RM1.56 million each on two Vietnamese poachers has been the highest amount so far for wildlife crimes in the country's history, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.

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Delegation of Lawmakers visit Netherlands

Hanoi, May 15 (VNA) - A delegation of the National Assembly’s Committee on Laws led by the committee’s vice chairman Pham Tri Thuc has just paid a working visit to the Netherlands.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer grills Forensics Expert on 'Probability Report'

SHAH ALAM, May 16 (Bernama) - A lawyer questioned the ‘probability report’ of a specialist medical witness in the inquest into the death of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, that injuries to the right chest of the firefighter were caused by a curb or road shoulder.

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Telecom Regulator proposes Online Sim Card Registration

The Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority is developing an application for use as a possible option to speed up sim card registration.

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Government agrees to appoint a Youth to represent them in the Senate

BANGI, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field and issues on the development of youths.

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MoF sets up Debt Management Office

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.

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Additional Appellate Court would be a timely upgrade

In order to curb the increased caseload on the Court of Appeal, a new appellate court may be introduced by the Government to support it, a move that may end up in restructuring of Supreme Court.

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RoK helps Vietnam accelerate Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Apr 26 (VNA) - The Supreme People’s Court and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) launched a project on improving trial transparency and quality at Vietnamese courts during a ceremony in Hanoi on April 26.

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DOLE announces 29 Job Fir Venues Nationwide on Labor Day

MANILA, Apr 29 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is inviting job seekers to a nationwide job fair on May 1.

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Universities, Industry Players to join forces for IR 4.0

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The joint forces of the brains in the universities and the capacity and capabilities of key industries will make a change for a better world through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asma Ismail.

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BNM appoints Two External Members to Monetary Policy Committee

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 29 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has reappointed Professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng and appointed Datuk Dr Gan Wee Beng as external members of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) effective April 1, 2019.

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Doing nothing about Disruptive Tech would be biggest Mistake: CJ

The speed at which law firms incorporating AI into their work processes poses threat to lawyers getting out of jobs, and urged the lawyers to seize the moment and be at the frontline of technological change, warning that the "biggest mistake" would be to do nothing.

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Government Agencies urged not to use Unlicensed Software

MANILA, Apr 26 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) on Friday urged government agencies to use licensed software to prevent copyright infringement in the country.

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Kula Segaran to chair ASEAN Labour Minister Special Session in Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 28 (Bernama) - Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran will lead the Malaysian delegation to the Special Session of the ASEAN Labour Ministers and Singapore Conference on Future of Work which will be held in Singapore tomorrow (April 29).

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