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Intellectual Property Rights

The awareness of intellectual property rights has continuously grown in Korea as Korean companies actively pursued to apply for and register patents, and accordingly, Korea started to lose its notoriety in the in the intellectual property (IP) area. However, risk factors still exist across various sectors.
 
We are widely experienced in dealing with a full range of IP matters: including patents, trademarks, utility models, designs, copyrights and trade secrets.  Patent attorneys, IP attorneys, experienced litigators and technical consultants offer expertise in areas of IP law to local and overseas clients including providing advice on e-commerce and mechanical devices.
 
In relation to licensing matters, we have vast experience in license negotiations and drafting, and is fully conversant with JVs, product development and distribution. Barun Law can also conduct in-house audits for client companies to ensure that all IP is appropriately recognized, registered and protected.
 
We continue to endeavor to provide advice on cases involving smuggled and counterfeit goods, domestic and foreign customs seizures, domain name disputes, cyber-squatting (unauthorized use), and local and international licensing disputes in order to protect the rights and interests of clients.
 
In short, we are working in the forefront to protect the rights and interests of our clients in domestic patent courts as well as in international venues.

Representation(s)
  • Representing and advising Diadora, an Italian brand, in a case with regard to the cancellation of the exclusive license of a Korean licensee
  • Advising on the licensing of Mayday’s Salewa trademark
  • Advising on a case with regard to the infringement of trade secret of a multinational semiconductor company
  • Representing and advising in a case with regard to a dispute on SC Johnson Korea’s F-Killer trademark
  • Advising a case with regard to a claim for damages due to infringement of the Gianni Versace trademark
  • Advising a case with regard to a claim for damages due to the infringement of copyright of MS Word Korean-English conversion program
  • Advising a case with regard to a claim for damages due to the infringement of copyright of MPEG integrated codec (Power DVD) program
  • Advising a case with regard to the claim for damages due to infringement of copyright related to “LOTTO 6/45”
  • Advising a case with regard to the claim for damages due to infringement of copyright related to TV commercials of Haitai chocolate and Daewoo washing machine
  • Advising a case with regard to the infringement of trade secret in relation to the leakage of Hynix’s semiconductor manufacturing method
  • Advising a case with regard to the infringement of trade secret in relation to Samsung Electronics’ Monitoring Burn-In Test Chamber
  • Advising a case between Hanil Chemical Ind. Co., Ltd. and Shiyang Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. with regard to the infringement of trade secret by a Chinese company in relation to zinc oxide manufacturing facility
  • Advising a case with regard to technology dispute on VDSL between Hanaro Telecom and Telson Information and Communications Co., Ltd.
  • Advising a case between Nara Tech and Siltron with regard to a dispute on the technology of the equipment for production of wafers for semiconductor devices
  • Advising a case with regard to a technology dispute on NTSC/PAL Video Decoder between Dong-A University Institute of Information Technology and Chipsbrain
  • Advising a case between Dankook University and Hanhan Laboratory Co., Ltd. with regard to infringement of copyright of the Unabridged Chinese Character-Korean Dictionary
  • Advising a case between Samsung Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. and Elf Atochem with regard to the infringement of the patent on chloromethane manufacturing method
  • Advising a case with regard to the infringement of the copyright of Hanyang University’s Comprehensive Technology Research Center building design by Architectural Office Youngpoongmyeong
  • Advising a case with regard to infringement of copyright of the scenario of the movie, My Way
  • Advising a case with regard to” unfair competition, includinng illegal use of the company name, “** Ganjang Gejang, and leakage of trade secret of a semiconductor manufacturer
  • Advising a case with regard to the infringement of trade secret regarding freshwater treatment facility and organic light emitting diodes
  • Advising a case with regard to judgment of invalidity of Woori Bank’s service mark
  • Advising a case with regard to non-infringement of trademark against Buffalo Inc. by Kumkang
  • Advising a case with regard to claim for confirmation of invalidity of patent, confirmation of the scope of right, provisional disposition prohibiting sale, and damages against MBT
  • Advising a case with regard to confirmation of invalidity regarding the national badminton athlete Park Ju-bong’s ownership of the trademakr “Jubong,” a maker of badminton goods
  • Advising a case with regard to confirmation of invalidity of the registration of the trademark “Haevichi,” against Haevichi Art Museum by Haevichi Resort
  • Advising a case with regard to prohibition of the use of the domain name of Mercedes-Benz
  • Advising on the preparation of various agreements, including Software Implementation Agreement, and negotiations between Accenture Korea and its clients
  • Providing legal advice on the Technical Assistance Agreement between Samsong Co., Ltd., a auto parts manufacturer, and a Japanese company
  • Advising a case between an Italian defense contractor and a Korean company with regard to a provisional disposition and the main case in relation to the infringement of trade secret of the Navy’s naval gun
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