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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…

09 February 2021

Successful Appeal against KIPO’s final rejection of an invention related to a surface-coated calcium carbonate-comprising material for using in waste water purification

On November 18, 2020, Lee International received a favorable decision from the Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board (IPTAB) in an appeal against the Final Rejection in respect of a surface-coated calcium carbonate-comprising material. The Claimed Invention is related to a surface-coated calcium carbonate-comprising material, and characterized by coating anionic polymer having a negati…

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…


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