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Korea's Biggest Credit Card Firm Wins Patent For Blockchain Credit System
The word "Blockchain" is one of the most trending buzzwords of this decade. Everyone is talking about it.
South Korea
29 Jul 2019
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Frodo: Not Baggin This One
We don't often discuss Korean trade mark cases, but a recent registry decision is worth a look because it shines a spotlight on a particularly interesting aspect of trade mark law: character merchandising.
South Korea
23 Aug 2018
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Keyword Advertising Constitutes Valid Trademark Use In Non-Use Cancellation Proceeding
In June 2015, Tae-Sun Park, a Korean individual, filed a non-use cancellation action before the IPTAB against a registration for FILLTOX & Korean transliteration covering medical clinic services...
South Korea
16 Jun 2017
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South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey: Design Law Updates
Significant recent changes to the local design laws in the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey, are discussed below.
Worldwide
16 Jun 2017
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Korean Supreme Court Reverses its 1985 Chevron Decision on Improvement Invention
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
South Korea
5 Feb 2017
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Korean Ruling Places Qualcomm's Business Model At Risk
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.
South Korea
2 Feb 2017
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Fundamental Changes To Korea's Trademark Law
The end result, however, has been legislation that is oftentimes inefficient, inconsistent, and complicated.
South Korea
 
25 Jan 2017
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The Patent Court Publishes Guidelines For Appeals Of IP Infringement Cases
As a result, the Guidelines essentially articulate specific procedures to be followed in most appellate IP cases in Korea going forward
South Korea
25 Jan 2017
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Court Holds Royalties For Foreign-Registered Patents Are Not Subject To Withholding Tax In Korea
In May 2016, a Korean taxpayer won its victory over the Korean tax authority when the Seoul High Court overruled the tax authority's assessment against the taxpayer...
South Korea
25 Jan 2017
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Summary Of The Recently Issued Korean Patent Court Manual For Appellate Procedure In IP Infringement Lawsuits
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.
South Korea
24 Jan 2017
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Protecting Characters Via Korea's Copyright Law And Unfair Competition Prevention Act
The Supreme Court of the Republic of Korea recognizes copyright protection for characters created by animation.
South Korea
23 Jan 2017
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International Marketing Fees Incurred By Multinational Enterprise's Subsidiary Can Be Taxed As Taxable Value Of Imported Goods If They Constitute Royalties In Substance
Global marketing efforts by multinational enterprises on the global sports items market have rarely been as active as lately.
South Korea
18 Jan 2017
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Legal Issue: First Decision Recognizing Unfair Competition For Copying Store Signage And Interior Design
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.
South Korea
18 Jan 2017
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Amendments To Laws Relating To Employee Inventions (Invention Promotion Act, Income Tax Act)
On August 18, 2016, the government preliminarily announced its amendments to the Invention Promotion Act.
South Korea
18 Jan 2017
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Softree’s Signature Dish And Design Elements Protectable As Trade Dress In South Korea
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.
South Korea
18 Mar 2015
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Standardization of patent examination sought by IP5
IP5, the five major intellectual property offices including the European Patent Office ("EPO"), the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO"), the Japan Patent Office ("JPO"), the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China ("SIPO"), and the Korean Intellectual Property Office ("KIPO"), announced that they are seeking to standardize patent examination. Applications filed with IP5 account for about 77% of the worldwide patent applications.
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20 Nov 2009
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Amendment to the Internet Address Resource Act
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.
South Korea
 
20 Nov 2009
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Prospective Changes In The Korean Intellectual Property Law Pursuant To The Korea - US Free Trade Agreement
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.
South Korea
23 Apr 2008
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Revisions to South Korea’s IP Laws In 2007
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.
South Korea
25 Apr 2007
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