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Korea IP Focus 2008 4th edition

  • The fastest patent office in the world

    Peter Ollier interviews KIPO Commissioner Jung-Sik Koh about his plans to improve patent examination quality

  • Sponsored editorial

  • Risks of exercising patents explained

    Enforcing a patent in Korea can be an actionable tort. Young Hill Liew and Cheol Hwan Kim of Yulchon review recent decisions and explain how patent owners can avoid the pitfalls

  • Registration overview

    Sung-Nam Kim and Gavin Healy of Kim & Chang provide a comprehensive guide to the system for the prosecution of trade marks

  • Courts grapple with online liability issues

    The law has struggled to keep up with internet developments. But, say Hoo Dong Lee, Boh Young Hwang and Sang Chul Jung of Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, recent court decisions and copyright law amendments are clarifying some questions in Korea

  • Unjust purposes

    Jae Hoon Kim and Eun Woo Lee of Lee & Ko present a case illustrating the enforcement of rights of well-known marks under the Trade Mark Act

  • Weigh your options

    Duck-Soon Chang of Yoon Yang Kim Shin & Yu outlines various strategic options for patent right enforcement

  • Expansion of patent exploitation

    Hoon Chang and Jongki Lee of Central International Law Firm outline changes in patent policies and the exploitation of patents through licensing

  • A question of attribution

    Dukkyu Choi of DK Choi & Partners discusses the registrability issues surrounding descriptive and suggestive marks

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