Region: South Korea

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

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

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