Region: South Korea

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

Amendments to strengthen protection afforded to trademark and design applicants

Recent amendments to the Korean Trademark Act and the Design Protection Act will provide more opportunities to remedy mistakes and relax the time limits for certain procedures.

07 January 2022

EUIPO and KIPO ranked most innovative IP offices in the world

In newly-released exclusive research, the EU and Korean IP offices have been named as the most innovative IP agencies in the world.

05 January 2022

Enforcement tips from Starbucks; Mastercard recognised for bettering society; judges look to the future – INTA 2021 report

WTR offers more highlights, learnings and observations from the midway point of INTA's 2021 Annual Meeting.

18 November 2021

Patent Court holds that ASICS' use of Novak name is not trademark use

This is the first time that a Korean court has considered whether the use of a famous person's name as part of a collaboration contract amounts to trademark use.

15 November 2021

Register Tracker Asia-Pacific: May-August 2021

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Major Asia markets are faring better than Europe and North America from a trademark filings perspective.

29 October 2021

Brand activity propels Korea up innovation rankings as China edges nearer to top 10

WIPO has published its 2021 Global Innovation Index, with brand-related activity propelling Korea into the top five of its innovation rankings for the first time.

20 September 2021

Partial design applications becoming more popular in South Korea

The steady increase in applications over the past 10 years (particularly by major domestic and foreign companies) suggests that the partial design system has been a useful tool for companies seeking to strengthen their design competitiveness.

16 September 2021

Vodka wars, a crackdown on squatters and more: Asia-Pacific Legal Updates you may have missed

WTR’s Legal Updates are written by a select panel of over 160 leading experts who analyse the latest trademark-related developments and decisions in more than 60 jurisdictions.

22 July 2021

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