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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 [...]

Trademark Fees Received by Chaebol Holding Companies Exceed 1 tln Won in 2017

Trademark Fees Received by Chaebol Holding Companies Exceed 1 tln Won in 2017

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Trademark usage fees received by holding companies of South Korea’s largest conglomerates exceeded 1 trillion won (US$884.5 million) for the first time ever in 2017, a report submitted to parliament by the country’s anti-trust watchdog showed Sunday. The findings submitted to Rep. Lee Tae-kyu’s office by the Fair Trade [...]

INTA Selects Singapore for 142nd Annual Meeting Slated for April 2020

INTA Selects Singapore for 142nd Annual Meeting Slated for April 2020

SEATTLE, May 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The International Trademark Association (INTA) today announced that it will hold its 142nd Annual Meeting—the world’s largest trademark event—in Singapore from April 25 to 29, 2020, at the Marina Bay Sands. This marks the second time INTA is bringing its Annual Meeting to Asia, and the first time that [...]

Trademark Theft by Chinese Companies a Costly Problem

Trademark Theft by Chinese Companies a Costly Problem

DAEJEON, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean Intellectual Property Office’s “Chinese Trademark Brokerages Early Warning Service” is providing a big boost to South Korean companies who have struggled from trademark theft. Since its inception last year, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) has requested the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of China to run [...]

Adults Dominate the Korean Toy Market

Adults Dominate the Korean Toy Market

DAEJEON, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Watching a grown man or woman playing with toys still isn’t a common sight, but if recent trends continue, it might soon well be.  The so-called ‘kidult’ (kid + adult) market is rapidly expanding in Korea. With a current value of 700 billion won ($610 million), the market is [...]