NEWS & Updates

A Trojan Horse (Claimants using presumed CBA’s)

Personal Injury lawyers like the generous awards made by the voluntary arbitrators of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (the “NCMB”) Personal Injury claims will either be adjudicated by the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) for non-CBA connected claims or the NCMB for CBA related claims. The NLRC awards a maximum of $60,000 for the […]

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HYGENIC CORPORATION DEFENDS RIGHTS OVER HYGENIC

FIRST TO FILE RULE ESCHEWED IN FAVOR OF EVIDENCE THAT THE FOREIGN COMPANY IS THE ORIGINATOR AND TRUE OWNER OF AN UNREGISTERED BUT WELL-KNOWN MARK INTERNATIONALLY AND IN THE PHILIPPINES HYGENIC CORPORATION’S MARK                              LIVINGSTONE HEALTHCARE CORPORATION’S MARK On 13 November 2014, Livingstone Healthcare Corporation (“Respondent-Applicant”) filed an application for the mark “HYGENIC” for use on […]

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association loses to OSI Organization Sanitas International

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (“Blue Cross”) is the registered owner of the following marks in class 36 (financing of hospital and health care services): Blue Cross opposed the trademark application of OSI ORGANIZACION SANITAS INTERNACIONAL to the following mark in class 36 (health insurance activities) Blue Cross contended that the blue cross of OSI’s […]

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