Region: South Korea

What KIPO’s new examination guidelines mean for virtual goods

Examination revisions in South Korea could have a significant impact on how brand owners approach trademark applications, especially in relation to digital products.

08 August 2022

Design rights infringers may face criminal charges even if no complaint is filed

The amended Design Protection Act now allows criminal penalties to be pursued against infringers whether or not a complaint has been filed by an injured party.

29 June 2022

Amendments to the Trademark Examination Guidelines - what you need to know

This update highlights the key changes for trademark owners and practitioners, including the standards applicable to the ex officio re-examination procedure recently introduced in the Trademark Act.

22 June 2022

Fashion brands rush to metaverse; next KIPO head nominated; Zara versus House of Zana – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at an NFT anti-counterfeiting specialist closing a $5 million funding round, WIPO seeking a fashion/indigenous project manager, and much more.

31 May 2022

IP financing in Asia – why so few loans and what can we do about it?

In the second article of a four-part series, WTR investigates IP financing in Asia to find out why it is not more prevalent and how stakeholders are addressing the challenges.

20 May 2022

The landscape of IP valuation in Asia – who, where and how much

In the first of a four-part series, WTR delves into the IP valuation landscape in Asia to understand why there are so few IP valuers and why it is so expensive.

19 May 2022

Amendments that will benefit trademark and design applicants enter into force

These amendments are expected to benefit applicants by providing more opportunities to remedy errors and relaxing time limits for certain procedures.

11 May 2022

Korean Customs 2020 statistics show increased seizures of counterfeit goods

The report reveals some interesting trends that may reflect the increase in online shopping due to the covid-19 pandemic.

23 March 2022

Register Tracker Asia-Pacific: September-December 2021

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The latest WTR register tracker examines filing trends in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and South Korea between September and December 2021.

17 February 2022

New amendments to the Korean Trademark Act: what you need to know

Recent amendments to the Trademark Act supplement the definition of ‘use of a trademark’ and enhance procedural convenience for applicants.

16 February 2022

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