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Complete Amendment of the Trademark Act

South Korea - March 28 2016 On February 4, 2016, the National Assembly passed the complete amendment of the Trademark Act (the “Amendment”). The amended Trademark Act was…

Wonil Kim, Jeong Gyu Kim, Kwang-Wook Lee, Keun Woo Lee

Intellectual Property Issues Regarding Autonomous Cars

South Korea - December 31 2015 An autonomous car refers to a next-generation vehicle that combines the existing automotive technology focusing on machines with advanced electrical…

Wonil Kim, Jeong Gyu Kim, Kwang-Wook Lee, Keun Woo Lee, Jiyul Yoo

Modification of regulations on web board games notice of legislation for partial amendments (proposal) to Enforcement Decree of Game Industry Promotion Act

South Korea - November 24 2015 The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism ("MCST") announced the legislation of partial amendments to the Enforcement Decree of the Game Industry…

Kenneth T. Kim, Wonil Kim, Jeong Gyu Kim, Kwang-Wook Lee, Jiyul Yoo

Centralized jurisdiction over intellectual property disputes

South Korea - November 19 2015 On November 12, 2015, the National Assembly voted for the proposed amendments to the Civil Procedure Act and the Court Organization Act…

Wonil Kim, Jeong Gyu Kim, Kwang-Wook Lee, Keun Woo Lee

Increase in disputes of plagiarism in mobile games anticipated – issues in connection with Subparagraph 10 of Article 2(1) of the Unfair Competition Prevention and Trade Secret Protection Act and illegal acts

South Korea - November 5 2015 Despite various forms of regulations, the Korean market for games is undergoing a steady growth. In particular, the market shares of mobile games are…

Kenneth T. Kim, Wonil Kim, Jeong Gyu Kim, Kwang-Wook Lee, Jiyul Yoo