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Fake Korean Brands Spread to Southeast Asia

Fake Korean Brands Spread to Southeast Asia

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign companies disguised as Korean brands to piggyback on the Korean Wave are spreading overseas. Rep. Kim Gyu-hwan reported on Wednesday that the rising popularity of K-pop, K-beauty, and other Korean cultural exports have been boosting demand for Korean goods and services worldwide, which are being exploited by many [...]

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 [...]

Korean Wave Hits Melbourne as Crowd of 50,000 Flocks to Korean Festival

Korean Wave Hits Melbourne as Crowd of 50,000 Flocks to Korean Festival

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 50,000 people filled up Melbourne’s Queensbridge Square for the 2018 Melbourne Korea Week Festival last Saturday. The Melbourne office of the South Korean embassy in Australia said that the festival was a great success, and served as “one of the most influential platforms to tell Australia about [...]

Bearing Achievements in Mind, BTS Vows Further Efforts

Bearing Achievements in Mind, BTS Vows Further Efforts

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The members of mega-popular K-pop group BTS have said they feel a “responsibility and burden” regarding their achievements but vowed to “try harder to have a right mindset in all areas.” The boy band members made the remarks during the event called “A conversation with BTS” on Tuesday (U.S. [...]

Exports of Korean Cultural Content in 2016 Surpasses US$6 Bn for 1st Time

Exports of Korean Cultural Content in 2016 Surpasses US$6 Bn for 1st Time

SEOUL, Jun. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea exported cultural content worth more than US$6 billion in 2016, government data showed Friday. The survey on “Content Industry Statistics” released by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism showed that exports rose 6.1 percent from the previous year to US$6.008 billion in 2016, a strong performance [...]

[Feature] Almost Famous: K-pop Trainees Endure Hardship on the Road to Success

[Feature] Almost Famous: K-pop Trainees Endure Hardship on the Road to Success

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Gangnam Style, Psy’s worldwide sensation powered by an iconic horse dance, set numerous world records. The song’s music video is still the most liked and viewed video on YouTube. But most of all, Gangnam Style was the first K-pop song, ever, to attract global attention.  Ironically, however, 38-year-old Psy is [...]

Alibaba’s Jack Ma Interested in K-wave Content Investment

Alibaba’s Jack Ma Interested in K-wave Content Investment

“South Korea is the only major global trading nation to have FTAs with the United States, the European Union and China. This uniqueness makes Korea an ideal base for global enterprises seeking market access to the three largest economies in the world. With Alibaba’s ongoing strategy to expand its presence in the global market, it [...]