First Law Offices Of Korea
In its unanimous decision rendered on August 12, 2001, the Korean Supreme Court reversed the infamous “Chevron” case decided in 1985. Specifically, in Nissan Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha v. LG Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Supreme Court Case No. 98 Hu 522), the Supreme Court held that a junior chemical process invention which utilizes all of the elements constituting a senior patented invention and adds a catalyst to obtain superior results still falls within the scope of the earlier patent, overturnin
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On December 28, 2016, the Korean Fair Trade Commission issued a steep fine against Qualcomm for antitrust violations in patent licensing and modem chip sales – a record penalty that the U.S. company will challenge in court.
Lee & Ko
The end result, however, has been legislation that is oftentimes inefficient, inconsistent, and complicated.
Kim & Chang
As a result, the Guidelines essentially articulate specific procedures to be followed in most appellate IP cases in Korea going forward
Effective as of January 1, 2016, the Patent Court now has exclusive appellate jurisdiction over all patent infringement cases, as well as actions for cancellation of decisions issued by the KIPTAB.
Global marketing efforts by multinational enterprises on the global sports items market have rarely been as active as lately.
Plaintiff, an owner of a red bean bread bakery, created a unique atmosphere in its store by differentiating various elements therein from other stores, such as its trademark, exterior sign, and store layout.
On August 18, 2016, the government preliminarily announced its amendments to the Invention Promotion Act.
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On November 27, 2014, the Seoul Central District Court ruled that Mcostar Co., Ltd. d/b/a Milkcow unfairly copied the trade dress (specifically, the signature dish and cafe-design elements) of NUPL Co., Ltd. d/b/a Softree.
Kim & Chang
An amendment to the Internet Address Resource Act ("IARA") providing protection of domain names in Korea was announced on June 9, 2009, and will be effective as of September 10, 2009. The major provisions of the amendment are as follows.
Bae Kim & Lee PC
After an extensive negotiation period, Korea has finally entered into a Free Trade Agreement with the United States of America (“KORUS FTA”) on April 2, 2007.
Bae Kim & Lee PC
South Korea has introduced various amendments to its patent and utility model laws, effective for applications filed from July 1 2007. These include new requirements for drafting detailed descriptions and claims, and the adoption of late filing of claims. The amendments also impose a duty to examine each claim on examiners and shorten designated periods, effective from July 1 2007.