Region: South Korea

Italian fashion brand recovers trademark rights in South Korea

Italian fashion company Alviero Martini, which is well known for its original products bearing a map logo sold under the mark 1A CLASSE, has successfully challenged a Korean business that was imitating its trademarks and overall business concept.

02 July 2021

Register Tracker Asia-Pacific: January-April 2021

Featured in Prosecution

China dominates this landscape with local brand owners active at home and in neighbouring countries.

21 June 2021

South Korea reports record trademark applications; Selfridges for sale; Right Guard under new ownership – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at OpSec Security introducing a new integrated authentication label, the Portuguese IP office launching an anti-counterfeiting site for kids, and much more.

15 June 2021

Supreme Court confirms that use of later-registered mark can infringe earlier-registered mark in landmark decision

As a result of this decision of the Korean Supreme Court, it is now possible for a senior trademark owner to directly assert its trademark rights against the owner of a later-filed trademark in the courts, without having to first invalidate the later-filed trademark.

26 May 2021

Data highlights South Korea’s trademark ecosystem as one that is heavily utilised by local brands

The Asian Tiger is known for being an innovation powerhouse, but data analysis shows it isn’t all about the patents.

14 May 2021

Exclusive roundtable – IP offices reveal how covid-19 could shape future operations

As remote working has become du jour for many, WTR asks the IP offices of Canada, the European Union, Singapore, South Korea and the United Kingdom to reflect on the ups and downs of operating during a global pandemic – and what might remain of the systems developed over the past year.

29 April 2021

New KIPO examination standards to assess similarity of software-related goods and services

The Korea Intellectual Property Office’s amended guidelines intend to reflect more adequately the increasing complexity and diversity of software-related products, and thus allow applicants to secure registrations more easily.

12 March 2021

Philip Morris Korea win highlights importance of royalties documents

Trademark experts explain the importance of distinguishing the kinds of intellectual property that royalty payments are for when importing raw materials into South Korea.

05 March 2021

IP Hall of Fame nominations open; USPTO reflects on future of designs; Philip Morris prevails in Korea – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Mr Potato Head going gender neutral, Beyond Meat signing new licensing deals, Pink Lady owner defending its trademark, and much more

02 March 2021

P&G's PITERA mark is famous, says Patent Court

In a victory for The Procter & Gamble Company, the Patent Court of Korea has held that the PITERA mark is famous in South Korea, independently from the SK-II brand.

08 January 2021

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