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.
CA: The IPO-BLA without Jurisdiction over False Designation of Origin Cases
In Erico Perez vs. Intellectual Property Office, the Court of Appeals held that the jurisdiction over violations of Section 169 of the Intellectual Property Code fall with the regular courts.
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.
Claiming the Color Red Part II
On 05 September 2012, the US 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 US District Court for the Southern District of New York.
BNU in Step With Changes Brought by Madrid Protocol
July 25, 2012 marks day one of Madrid Protocol operations in the Philippines and it is sure to bring changes in the country’s trademark landscape.
BNU Strengthens Ties With Ateneo Professional Schools and the Teehankee Center
The Philippines is embarking on several campaigns to raise the consciousness of Filipinos on the capacity of intellectual property rights.