PH Removed from IP Violators Watch List
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) removed the
Philippines from its Watch List in the Special 301 Report where it has
been continuously included for 20 years, since 1994.
IPAP Questions Madrid Protocol Accession Before Supreme Court
On 14 December 2012, the Intellectual Property Association of the
Philippines (IPAP) lodged a Petition for Certiorari and/or Prohibition
with Prayer for the Issuance of a Writ of Injunction and/or Temporary
Restraining Order before the Supreme Court.
On 05 September 2012, the United States Court of Appeals Second Circuit
(Jose A. Cabranes, Circuit Judge) issued a decision in the Christian
Louboutin (“Louboutin”) vs. Yves Saint Laurent (“YSL”) case raised to it
on appeal from the 10 August 2011 order of the United States District
Court for the Southern District of New York.