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Carcinogens Detected in Counterfeit Earrings Circulating in South Korea

Carcinogens Detected in Counterfeit Earrings Circulating in South Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean Customs Service has detected carcinogenic substances, including lead and cadmium, in counterfeit earrings being distributed in the country.  In November of last year, the agency intercepted 142,930 items infringing intellectual property rights, including counterfeits imported into South Korea. Upon analyzing 83 products that come into direct contact with [...]

Warning Against Counterfeit Products Selling on Naver’s E-Commerce Sites

Warning Against Counterfeit Products Selling on Naver’s E-Commerce Sites

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – A warning has been issued regarding counterfeit products being sold on Naver’s Smart Store portal. It has been revealed that up to 300,000 counterfeit products, including fake Chanel perfume containing urine, are being sold on Naver’s portal. According to the ‘Status of Counterfeit Product Detection by Online Platforms’ issued by the [...]

New Label Technology Helps Identify Counterfeit Garments

New Label Technology Helps Identify Counterfeit Garments

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Security label technology for clothing that can prevent “label replacement” in which counterfeit items are disguised as genuine has been unveiled. The state-run Korea Minting, Security Printing and ID Card Operating Corp. (KOMSCO) showcased technology to make labels for clothing using fibers containing special security materials during a briefing [...]

Nearly 90 Percent of all Counterfeit Goods “Made in China”

Nearly 90 Percent of all Counterfeit Goods “Made in China”

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A report released by the Korea Customs Service on September 4 revealed that 8,607 of 9,853 counterfeit goods seized were made in China. The yearly report on the black market for counterfeit goods stated that the total number of counterfeit goods seized by the agency declined by 3 percent [...]

New Laser Technology to Prevent Counterfeit Crimes

New Laser Technology to Prevent Counterfeit Crimes

SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials announced Wednesday that researchers have developed a new engraving technology, using lasers, to prevent counterfeit crimes of expensive goods such as high-end watches or gold.  According to senior researcher Noh Ji-whan, by overlapping two separate laser beams, the team was able to [...]

Government Brand Strategies to Protect Korean Products in Overseas Markets

Government Brand Strategies to Protect Korean Products in Overseas Markets

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Protection measures for Korean brands in challenging intellectual property landscapes including China and ASEAN countries are being prepared, according to the Korean government, which recently announced its comprehensive countermeasures for protecting Korean brands in the global market. According to the Korean Intellectual Property Office, the number of trademark applications [...]