Medical diagnostic kits, legal services, computer software, stem cells, firearms, various clothing items, and beer — these are just some of the goods and services which are the subject of COVID-19-related trademark applications in different jurisdictions all over the world.
Month: July 2020
Labor Advisory No.1, Series of 2020, of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) prescribes that “employees who fail or refuse to work by reason of imminent danger resulting from natural or man-made calamity shall not be … subject to any administrative sanction”. This was issued on 13 January 2020 by the DOLE Secretary before the President declared a 6 month period of national public health emergency on 16 March 2020.
ACCRALAW contributed the Philippine chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) on Outsourcing for 2020. Written in question and answer format, ACCRALAW Managing Partner Emerico O. De Guzman and Partner Neptali B. Salvanera provided an overview of the regulatory framework, legal structure, and common terms of an outsourcing agreement.
Seemingly straight out of an episode of The Twilight Zone, the current reality does not feel real.
The Asian Development Bank estimated earlier this year that 87,000 to 252,000 jobs would be lost in the Philippines due to COVID-191; this was an understatement, to say the least.
Broadcasting, whether by radio or television stations, requires authorization from the government before they can operate. The pre-regulation history of radio and television stations illustrates the need for government intervention, as opposed to other industries such as print media and the Internet. The rationale for the imposition of government regulation is that the airwaves, the medium utilized by broadcast, are not susceptible to appropriation, nor can they be the object of any claim of ownership.