American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia (CMT) Host Global Networking Event
The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia (CMT) hosted a global networking event on 30 September 2020 attended by in-house counsels, intellectual property practitioners, members of the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (FILSCAP), artists, museum directors, and representatives of art galleries.
Mr. Emerson G. Cuyo, the Director of Bureau of Copyright and Related Rights of the Philippine Intellectual Property Office (IPOPHL) was the event’s main speaker. He discussed the salient points of the IPOPHL’s recently issued Memorandum Circulars on copyright, particularly those pertaining to rules and regulations on resale rights, dispute resolution involving the author’s rights in a license agreement, registration and recordation of transfer, assignment and license of copyright, and accreditation of Collective Management Organizations.
He also discussed salient provisions on the copyright rules and regulations for the government, which apply to all works created or used by the government of the Philippines, excluding those covered by Republic Act No. 10055, or the “Technology Transfer Act of 2009”.
Finally, he also outlined the IPOPHL’s proposed amendments to the Copyright Law, namely, extended collective licensing, Orphan Works, Freedom of Panorama, and consolidation of copyright functions.