COSTA LIMITED SUCCESSFULLY TURN DOWN THIRD PARTY

COSTA VS. LIBRARY CAFÉ BY COSTACOSTA LIMITED, the owner of the internationally well-known “COSTA” marks, opposed the trademark application of a Philippine company, SEA AND SIERRA VISTA, INC., for the ...
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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

Click to download Shipping Law Review 2018 PHILIPPINESI  COMMERCIAL OVERVIEW OF THE SHIPPING INDUSTRYThere are two sides to the Philippine shipping industry, and both can only be described in superlative ...
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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 ...
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BREAKING THE STIGMA: R.A. 11036 (“Mental Health Act”)

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Valeriano Del Rosario is next treasurer of ASEAN Intellectual Property Association

A first time host to an international IP event, Cambodia gears up for the 22nd ASEAN IPA Annual Meeting & Conference from April 6-7, 2018. The theme of this year’s ...
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WHEN DOES A WEBSITE CONSITUTE PROOF OF ACTUAL USE SUFFICIENT TO MAINTAIN A TRADEMARK REGISTRATION IN THE PHILIPPINES?

       Mere exhibition of a trademark in a website is not sufficient.      There must be an actual commercial transaction through the website or at the very least, the website must ...
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Aye Aye, Captain!

Premised on a scenario that a cargo vessel was hijacked by pirates, Atty. Valeriano del Rosario, together with some of the experts in the Maritime Law in Asia, provided a ...
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VERALAW attends 28th IPBA Annual Meeting and Conference in Manila

We’ve arrived at the InterPacificBar Annual Meeting and Conference in Manila 2018! The team also got front row seats for the Welcome Dinner. Taken at Shangrila-La Fort, Manila ...
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