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19 February 2021

COVID-19: Additional Ex-Officio Extension of Deadlines before KIPO

Further to its last announcement on the ex-officio extension on March 31, 2020, KIPO announced on April 28, 2020 that due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 worldwide, the deadline for submitting some documents relating to prosecution of pending applications for patent, utility model, trademark or design will be further extended to May 31, 2020 by the ex officio authority.  This is a precautio…

19 February 2021

Covid-19: Relief Measures at IP5

The IP5 Offices, which include the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), the European Patent Office (EPO), the National Intellectual Property Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNIPA), and the Japan Patent Office (JPO), have announced measures to relieve missing of deadlines or loss of rights caused by the COVID-19. &nbs…

19 February 2021

Ex officio extension of deadlines before KIPO

On March 31, 2020, the KIPO announced that due to the devastating impact of COVID-19 worldwide, the deadline for submitting some documents relating to prosecution of pending applications for patent, utility model, trademark or design will be extended to April 30, 2020 by the ex officio authority.  This is a precautionary measure to prevent applications from being invalid or rejected for failu…

19 February 2021

Online Transmission of Software Constitutes an Act of Patent Infringement

According to the revised Patent Act, which will become effective as of March 11, 2020, an act of online transmission of software that illegally utilizes a patented invention may constitute a patent infringement. Under the current Patent Act, a software invention comprising a patented technology is entitled to patent protection if it claims software in a form that is stored in a recording medi…

29 July 2020

Victory of the Street Fashion Brand “Supreme ”

The Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board (IPTAB) of the Korean Intellectual Property Office has recently acknowledged that the mark “ (Supreme + device)” owned by Chapter 4 Corp. (“Chapter 4’s Mark”) is broadly known as a source indicator of a specific person among general consumers in Korea or is at least recognized as a d…

13 July 2020

Lee International Introduces New Online Language Program

Lee International has been offering a wide range of language courses including English, Japanese and Chinese for employees to improve their language skills for better communication with the foreign clients.  Recently, Lee International plans to launch a new type of language learning program that allows all employees to access online language courses as early as t…

01 July 2020

Patent Attorney Woo-Ri KO, and Trainee Patent Attorney Si-Jin KIM Joins Firm

Woo-Ri KO joined Lee International in 2020.  Ms. Ko specializes in patent prosecution and litigation in the technical field of chemistry including organic and inorganic compounds, and electrochemical devices. Ms. Ko is a graduate of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) receiving B.S. in Chemistry in the year of 2011 and was admitted to practice as Kor…

17 March 2020

Trainee Patent Attorneys from Lee International Dominated 1st to 3rd place in the KIPO Training Program

To become a patent attorney in Korea, one must pass the “Patent Attorney Qualification Examination,” which is a national exam.  The “Patent Attorney Qualification Examination,” which is offered once a year, is an examination that requires one of the highest levels of academic competency in Korea, such as the “Judicial Examination” for judges, prosecutors, and lawyers, and the…

03 January 2020

Patent Attorney Kun-Kang YOON and Ah-Young KIM Joins Firm

Kun-Kang YOON  is a patent attorney at Lee International IP & Law Group. Specialized in mechanical engineering technologies, Mr. Yoon has been conducting numerous patent prosecutions.Prior to joining Lee International, Mr. Yoon worked as a patent attorney at Dooho IP Law Firm (2017-2019), and graduated from Korea University (B.A. in Mechanical Engineering) in 2017 and was admit…

02 January 2020

Starting the New Year with the New Slogan: “20% Growth with our 20s' Passion

Lee International IP & Law Group had a kick-off meeting for the new year on January 2, 2020 in front of Palgakjeong (octagonal pavilion) on the top of the Namsan Mountain (its height: 262m).It was a freezing-cold morning at -5℃, but all the employees' faces glowed with the delight of starting the new year in a hopeful and enthusiastic mood. The new slogan “20% Growth with …


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