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VERALAW contributed to the SHIPPING LAW REVIEW 2018 providing an article on maritime law and developments in the Philippine Shipping Industry

THE SHIPPING LAW REVIEW – FIFTH EDITION PHILIPPINES I  COMMERCIAL OVERVIEW OF THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY There are two sides to the Philippine shipping industry, and both can only be described in superlative terms. The Philippines is an archipelagic country of more than 7,000 islands, and so shipping provides a vital link throughout the country. The […]

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TOYS “R” US SUCCESFULLY FOILS A THIRD-PARTY’S ATTEMPT TO REGISTER TIME R’ US AND WATCH R’ US IN THE PHILIPPINES

Geoffrey, LLC (“Opposer”), the owner of the “R” US marks, opposed Dolly Chotrani’s trademark applications  (“Respondent-Applicant”) for the WATCH R’ US and TIME R’ US marks as follows: The Opposer argued that “TIME R’ US” and “WATCH R’ US” are confusingly similar to its “TOYS “R” US” trademarks and its variants which are well known […]

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BREAKING THE STIGMA: R.A. 11036 (“Mental Health Act”) by ATTY. MA. THERESA BAUTISTA

The passage of Republic Act 10136, otherwise known as the “Mental Health Act”, aims to break the stigma around mental illness. However, are the provisions contained in this Act sufficient to break the stigma? To answer this question, below is an overview of the relevant provisions of the Mental Health Act. Section 2 of the […]

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