News and Updates

Pursuant to Republic Act No. 10173, otherwise known as the, “Data Privacy Act of 2012” (“Data Privacy Act”), the National Privacy Commission (“NPC”) recently published its Circular No. 1, Series of 2017 (“NPC Circular No. … Read more

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (“MGB”) will adopt a two-step Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) process, which will include mediation and arbitration, pursuant to Executive Order No. 97 (Series of 2012) and Department of Environment and … Read more

The Philippine Intellectual Property Office (“IPOPHL”) issued on 07 July 2017 Memorandum Circular No. 17-010 (“IPOPHL MC No. 17-010”; Subject: Rules and Regulations on Trademarks, Service Marks, Trade Names and Marked or Stamped Containers of 2017) which provides for … Read more

CMT successfully represented Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (“PEMC”) as a petitioner in the case filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to cancel the corporate name of World Electricalmech System Management (WESM), Inc (“World … Read more

On 13 June 2017, the Department of Labor and Employment (“DOLE”) issued Department Circular No. 01, Series of 2017 (“D.C. No. 1”) clarifying the scope and application of Department Order No. 174, Series of 2017 … Read more

Citing the need to promote the development of the Philippine capital market and encourage the widest participation of ownership in enterprises, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) published on 31 May 2017 the proposed Rules … Read more

The Bureau of Internal Revenue issued Revenue Regulations No. 5-2017 prescribing the guidelines for the implementation of the tax privileges of persons with disability (“PWDs”) and their benefactor, and tax incentives for the establishments granting … Read more

  The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) was unanimously endorsed by the Working Group on Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) as an International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority (ISA/IPEA) under the PCT. … Read more

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia (“CMT”) has once again emerged as a top firm for Intellectual Property. Asian Legal Business (“ALB”) ranked CMT as a Tier 1 Firm for Patents, Trademarks and Copyright in the Philippines … Read more

On 20 March 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued a Notice regarding modified requirements for lending and financing companies, pursuant to SEC Resolution No. 207, Series of 2017. In order to secure a … Read more

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