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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
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
Why do you want a patent? In response to this question, 90 % of people reply ‘ in order to protect their technologies and ideas.’ 10% of the rest of people reply, however, ‘ Because, it is required in real
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
We would be greatly glad if all patents or trademarks were registered. According to the Korean Patent Office, however, it is reported that only about 60% and 80% of patent applications and trademark applications respectively are registered. Besides, almost most
No longer do new technologies out of nowhere exist, in this era. Eventually, we often see some cases that stop implementing projects caused by the fear of infringement of patent although they’ve developed a new product for many months by
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