Intellectual Property

The next generation of WHOIS is born

Today marks a milestone in the decades-long effort to improve how domain name ownership data is structured and processed. Replacing traditional Port 43 WHOIS, the Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) is the new mechanism by which domain name ownership information will be shown going forward. Where did this come from? Domain name registration data, commonly […]

PUMA Parody Trademark Cases in Japan

PUMA Parody Trademark Cases in Japan. Trademark Parody in Japan. The more famous brands, the more likely they become a target of parody. Trademark issues related to fashion parody have been increasing in Japan.

The top 8 IP stories that shaped the first half of 2019

From growing industries to changing trademark laws, the intellectual property landscape is evolving. Here are the top stories that helped shape the first half of 2019.   1. e-Sports: An untapped market for both brands and law firms By 2022, e-Sports are expected grow into a $1.8 billion market. Yet, many top brands have low […]

Keep the team’s name!

In 2019, TIME selected a Korean singer for one of ‘the 100 most influential people’. Who is it? It is BTS. They are also famous with their name gracing the billboard charts. Hyundai, the well-known automobile company, also uses BTS as its advertising model and their value is beyond imagination. As the name ‘BTS’ has […]

Blockchain: Disruption or Hype? Key Webinar Takeaways

There is little doubt that blockchain is an emerging technology for a huge number of industries and applications. Is it something that every organization who innovates should pay attention to? What exactly is blockchain, and why is it considered so disruptive? Combining forces with Dr. Nigel Clarke, Head of Patent Information Research for the European […]

.XXX blocks retire; new services to cover all adult TLDs

In a positive development for brand owners, ICM Registry, the entity behind the adult content-oriented .XXX Top Level Domain (TLD), has just announced its new blocking mechanisms, AdultBlock and AdultBlock+. Beyond .XXX, these blocks will cover all four of its adult-themed TLDs: .XXX, .PORN, .ADULT, and .SEX. Background ICM Registry first introduced the concept of […]

Litigation Landscape of Standard-Essential Patents

The “Litigation Landscape of Standard-Essential Patents” report provides the first and only truly comprehensive overview of global patent litigation related to standard-essential patents (SEPs). It is the result of the ever-growing interest in understanding the behavior and litigation patterns of SEP holders, and it aims to provide global insights, trends and comparative perspectives into the […]

Over 20 years of disputes surrounding game IP

1. Background of Conflict  In the entertainment business, IP is an important asset that can be critical to the direction of the business. The game industry is no exception, and as the IT industry develops, the 20+ years dispute over game IPs in Korea and China is in full swing; the dispute between WeMade and […]

Korea’s Pharmaceutical companies are struggling to keep up with IMDs

<본문> ‘에어케어’, ‘챔픽스’의 공통점이 무엇일까? 바로 염변경 개량신약이라는 것이다. 현재 우리나라 제약회사는 신약, 개량신약, 그리고 제네릭을 주로 생산하고 있다. 신약을 말그대로 새롭게 개발된 구조와 효능의 약을 의미한다. 그리고 제네릭은 복제약이라고도 하며, 이미 출시된 약을 그대로 만들어낸 의약품을 말한다. 보통 신약의 특허가 만료되면 이러한 제네릭을 출시하여 보다 저렴한 가격으로 대중들에게 공급한다. 그리고 마지막이 오늘 다룰 개량신약이다. […]