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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 [...]

Appeals Court Denies Request for Public Disclosure of Documents on Sex Slave Deal

Appeals Court Denies Request for Public Disclosure of Documents on Sex Slave Deal

SEOUL, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Overturning a lower court decision, an appellate court rejected a request Thursday to make public diplomatic documents related to South Korea’s 2015 deal with Japan over Tokyo’s wartime sex slaves. The Seoul High Court judged that keeping the relevant documents confidential was proper, saying a possible disclosure of the [...]

The Delhi High Court in India Has Issued an Injunction, Restraining Sinopharm Weiqida from Exporting Its “Amoxycillin Trihydrate” Product to India, as It Infringes the Patent of Centrient Pharmaceuticals

The Delhi High Court in India Has Issued an Injunction, Restraining Sinopharm Weiqida from Exporting Its “Amoxycillin Trihydrate” Product to India, as It Infringes the Patent of Centrient Pharmaceuticals

ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Centrient Pharmaceuticals (“Centrient”), the leading manufacturer of beta-lactam antibiotics, and a provider of next generation statins and anti-fungals, announced that the Delhi High Court in India has granted an injunction against Sinopharm Weiqida Pharmaceuticals and Sinopharm India, restricting the export and/or import into India of its active [...]

Supreme Court Orders Reconsideration of FTC’s US$243 mln Penalty Ruling on Qualcomm

Supreme Court Orders Reconsideration of FTC’s US$243 mln Penalty Ruling on Qualcomm

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s Supreme Court has found that a 2009 penalty decision by the state antitrust watchdog against U.S. Qualcomm Inc. was not completely lawful, sending the case back to a lower court for reconsideration, court officials said Monday. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) fined the global chipmaker 273.2 billion [...]