Many products that infringe on IP rights are generally manufactured overseas and supplied back to Korea. In order to prevent damages in the domestic market, it is necessary to take preemptive measures to suspend the customs clearance and block the import of such products. In addition, if a product infringing on IP rights is made in Korea and exported overseas, it is important to take preemptive measures before such products cross the border in order to prevent the IP rights holders’ export losses. However, there are several issues involving the identification of infringement products, cause of invalidation of IP rights and legal parallel imports. Jipyong’s IP Team has provided clients with practical strategies to address disputes over unfair trade practices in the process of export and import, as well as timely advice on legal issues related to customs clearance of products infringing on IP rights.
Key Practice Areas Close
- Represented clients in the Korea Trade Commission(“KTC”)’s investigation procedures with respect to unfair trade practices such as IP rights infringement and breach of the regulations on the indication of origin
- Represented clients in administrative litigation involving filing of an objection or revocation claim against KTC’s corrective order and imposition of penalties
- Represented clients in administrative litigation and appeals proceedings in connection with administrative dispositions on customs clearance of products infringing on IP rights
- Advised clients on general matters of customs clearance related to IP such as parallel import