Desirable Strategies for Registering Trademarks at home and abroad in a global era : accelerated examination , international registration plus active use of priority claim

Under the circumstances of export manufacturing-oriented industrial structure of Korea, products are planned, putting export above domestic consumption at the first place. This makes indispensable to secure patents and trademarks overseas in order to prohibit imitation and advancing to markets of third parties. If you are preparing a new product brand scheduled to be exported…

Export Goods? Trademarks must be considered, at the first place, including overseas, before filing.

Consider, at the first place. In Republic of Korea, the industrial structure is organized mainly focusing on export manufacturing.  It is reported that manufacturing accounts for 30% of GDP, ranking 1st in the OECD countries and 5th in the world.  A statistical report 2015 reveals that manufacturing export accounts for 86.8% of Korea’s total exports. In…

How is my Patent Worth? : IP Valuation

Patent, design and trademark rights convert intangible ideas into tangible assets. Registered patents or trademarks can be transferred/commercialized as a type of property right, and can be utilized as security loans. On top of this, patents or trademarks serve as a company’s asset factors of great importance in terms of corporate value. However, its transfer price,…

Search patents of potential: IP Portfolio

When Patent is Necessary The registration system of IP (Intellectual Property) was introduced for the purpose of preventing and protecting originally created technologies, design or trademarks from being used by others. In other words, technologies are followed by patent that needs to protect technologies. Nonetheless, in the real world, many small and middle-sized companies require…