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Court Rules in Favor of FTC over Record Fine Against Qualcomm

Court Rules in Favor of FTC over Record Fine Against Qualcomm

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A Seoul court ruled in favor of South Korea’s antitrust regulator Wednesday, saying that the watchdog’s 2016 decision to impose a record fine on U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. for unfair business practices was justifiable. The ruling will be a setback for Qualcomm, which challenged the Fair Trade Commission’s (FTC) [...]

Supreme Court Rules Car Accessory Manufacturer Copied Red Bull’s Trademark

Supreme Court Rules Car Accessory Manufacturer Copied Red Bull’s Trademark

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean Supreme Court has ruled that a trademark registered by local car accessory manufacturer Bullsone Co. infringes on the trademark of Austrian energy drink manufacturer Red Bull GmbH. The Supreme Court overturned an earlier decision from the Patents Court ruling against Red Bull, which claimed that Bullsone [...]

CUHK Business School Reveals How Court Transparency in China is Biased by Politics and How the Bias Has Economic Consequences

CUHK Business School Reveals How Court Transparency in China is Biased by Politics and How the Bias Has Economic Consequences

HONG KONG, CHINA, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) - Researchers say the Chinese government has suppressed more than 60 percent of the judicial disclosures in litigation cases involving public limit companies — even though such disclosures have been required by law since 2014. The study “Transparency in an Autocracy: China’s ‘Missing Cases’ in Judicial Opinion Disclosure” reveals evidence [...]

Students Who Wore Rainbow Clothes to Chapel Class Win Court Case Against University

Students Who Wore Rainbow Clothes to Chapel Class Win Court Case Against University

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Wearing rainbow-colored clothes that symbolize the human rights of sexual minorities, students attended chapel classes. These students were punished by the school, but the court ruled that punishment meted out by the university was unfair and unjustified. On Thursday, the Seoul Eastern District Court nullified all disciplinary measures and [...]

Supreme Court Rules That Selling Coupons for Plastic Surgery Online is Illegal

Supreme Court Rules That Selling Coupons for Plastic Surgery Online is Illegal

SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The Supreme Court has ruled that the practice of selling coupons for plastic surgery through online shopping malls and claiming a certain portion of the treatment cost as commission is illegal. The Supreme Court accepted prior court decisions in cases involving an online shopping mall representative and a plastic [...]