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Practice Area|Intellectual Property

Copyright

Korea is at the forefront of identifying legal issues as technological development and advance in the content industry have given rise to new legal issues in the copyright field. Since its establishment, Jipyong’s IP Team has diligently provided advice and represented clients in copyright disputes. Our Team consists of specialized professionals who understand the trends and needs of the information technology (“IT”) and content industries well and has been recognized for its creative and practical approach to devise solutions for clients.

With its ability of meticulous analysis and precise diagnosis, as well as its practical solutions that address the root cause of the problems, Jipyong’s IT Team has been the most trustworthy supporter for many IT companies and content businesses. With our experience in finding the equilibrium between the rights of copyright holders and the fair use of works, Jipyong has represented many government departments and agencies, contributing to the advancement in culture and related industries.
 

Key Practice Areas Close

    • Represented clients in litigation involving copyright infringement, claims for damages and provisional disposition
    • Advised clients on various contracts and terms and conditions such as copyright use, assignment and exclusive publication agreements
    • Advised clients on the analysis and evaluation of copyright infringement
    • Advised copyright companies on business management, and business model enhancement and stabilization
    • Represented clients in various disputes related to copyright trusts

Experiences Close

    • Represented Kakao Corp. in an appeal of the claim for damages filed by a filmmaker for negligently posting his copyrighted works without permission
    • Successfully represented a client in a case related to a violation of the Attorney-At-Law Act for dispatch of a demand letter and receipt of settlement money with respect to copyright infringement by a photo stock company ‘A’, and overturned the original decision to obtain acquittal
    • Represented major music streaming service providers including Kakao M Corp. in copyright-related advisory and litigation matters
    • Advised a music copyright sharing platform on the business model enhancement and stabilization in connection with copyright and legal due diligence
    • Advised a portal on copyright issues related to its business model
    • Represented a client in litigation related to retransmission of terrestrial TV broadcasts involving terrestrial broadcasters, multiple system operators, system operators and satellite broadcasters
    • Represented a client in a database right infringement claim in connection with crawling of competitor’s website
    • Represented the Korea Music Copyright Association, Federation of Korean Music Performers and the Korea Reproduction and Transmission Rights Association in litigation
    • Represented the songwriter of "외톨이야(I am a Loner)" in a plagiarism dispute and prevailed
    • Represented major broadcasters such as MBC and SBS, and news media companies on routine copyright issues and disputes
    • Represented a client in criminal and civil claims for copyright infringement against web storage service providers
    • Represented an online game company ‘A’ in a criminal action for the leakage of source code