Going after trademark infringement online

On December 22, 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled in the case of Christian Louboutin vs. Amazon. Mr. Louboutin is a designer of luxury goods known for his trademark over the color red (Pantone 18-1663TP) applied to the sole of high-heeled shoes, which has been registered since 2005 under the Benelux Convention and in the European Union (EU) since May 10, 2016.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Libel

Libel is one of the most the controversial crimes currently present in Philippine law. Countless debates have raged on between its proponents and detractors, with both sides equally relentless about their respective positions. However, just like anything else in the world, the wisdom behind the continuing criminalization of libel is a complicated one. Both sides of the divide possess convincing and sober points that deserve consideration.

Bangko Sentral amends regulations on financial consumer protection

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), pursuant to the rulemaking authority vested in it by the recently enacted Financial Products and Services Consumer Protection Act (Republic Act No. 11765), issued Circular No. 1160 Series of 2022 amending the financial consumer protection regulations contained in the Manual of Regulations for Banks (MORB) and Manual of Regulations for Non-Bank Financial Institutions (MORNBFI).

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