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Korea Strengthens Protections of Patents and Trade Secrets - Treble Damages, Changes in Burdens of Proof, and More

South Korea - December 18 2018 The Korean government has strictly regulated unauthorized disclosure or theft of technology, as well as a new category of the "theft of…

Cheol Hwan Kim, Hae Ju Kim, Hyeong Joo Lim, Jin Son, Samuel SungMok Lee.

Heightened Disclosure Requirements for LLCs in Korea

South Korea - October 24 2017 On September 28th, the National Assembly of Korea passed a revision of the Act on External Audit of Joint Stock Companies. According to the amendment…

Lee, Jin Kook, Yi, Tehyok Daniel.

Design Patent: Hermès v. Play No More (Seoul High Court 2016 Na 2035091)

South Korea - August 8 2017 Hermès alleged that Play No More copied its Kelly and Birkin handbag designs, which caused consumer confusion. Accordingly, Hermès claimed that Play…

Dong Soo Han, Hae Ju Kim, Jung Hyun Kim.

Patent Invalidation: Lutronic v. BTL Holdings Ltd.

South Korea - August 8 2017 On February 14, 2017 the Korean Intellectual Property Tribunal ("KIPT") ruled in favor of Lutronic and against BTL Holdings Ltd. ("BTL") in a patent…

Dong Soo Han, Jai Wook Lee, Myung Hoon Kim, Seung Jo Kim.