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The WLG Intellectual Property & Information Technology Group unveiled its "Quick Guide to Private-Copy Levy Systems" with contributions from 18 WLG member firms from different jurisdictions, including Australia, Canada, China, the EU, Japan, Singapore, UK and USA.
Download the Philippine section of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Trade Marks 2013 for free. The section was contributed by SyCipLaw's head of Intellectual Property Enrique T. Manuel and partner Vida M. Panganiban-Alindogan and answers frequently asked questions on relevant authorities and legislation, application information, grounds for refusal, opposition, registration, registrable transactions, revocation, invalidity, enforcement, defenses to infringement, relief, appeal, border control measures, other related rights, domain names, and current developments.
Available on our website is the Philippine section of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents 2013. It contains FAQs on patent enforcement, amendment, licensing, term extension, prosecution and opposition, border control measures, antitrust law and inequitable conduct, and current developments. Visit our website to download.
The Supreme Court recently reiterated its 2009 ruling that the local prior registration of a trade name is not a requisite for its owner to hold an unauthorized user liable for infringement. In its decision in Coffee Partners, Inc. vs.