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Court Rules Against Chinese Copycat Brands

Court Rules Against Chinese Copycat Brands

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Foreign corporations that set up South Korean offices to feign as a local brand and bandwagon on the Korean Wave have been ordered by the court to be disbanded. The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and the Daejeon District Prosecutors’ Office announced on Thursday that they had ordered two [...]

Court Rules in Favor of Airport-stranded Angolan Family Seeking Refugee Status

Court Rules in Favor of Airport-stranded Angolan Family Seeking Refugee Status

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Overturning a lower court decision, a Seoul appellate court on Friday ruled in favor of an Angolan family stranded at the country’s main airport while applying for refugee status in the country after fleeing persecution in their homeland. The Seoul High Court ordered immigration officials to grant the family [...]

Rights Committee Advises Justice Ministry’s Use of Refugees’ Languages in Documents

Rights Committee Advises Justice Ministry’s Use of Refugees’ Languages in Documents

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s national human rights agency on Tuesday advised the Justice Ministry to use languages that refugees can understand in documents stating their refugee recognition status amid criticism the current system may infringe on their rights. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) said in a statement that [...]

90 pct of Juveniles Commit Crime Again Within One Year of First Offense

90 pct of Juveniles Commit Crime Again Within One Year of First Offense

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of teenagers placed under probation for committing crimes have been found to have committed crimes again within a year. A total of 4,163 teenagers committed crimes again despite being subjected to probation in 2017, according to crime analysis statistics jointly released Sunday by the Korea Youth Counseling [...]

Courts Rule in Favor of Local Governments over Solar Power Projects

Courts Rule in Favor of Local Governments over Solar Power Projects

YEONGDONG, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – A series of court rulings have been made indicating that local governments are justified in disallowing solar power facilities that are recklessly installed amid the renewable energy craze. On June 29, the Supreme Court rejected an appeal filed by a solar power company against Yeongdong County, North Chungcheong Province, [...]