June 1, 2020

Rapid Increase in Patent applications for Air Purifiers Filtering Pollen

Even in the age of corona 19 making difficulties for the entire nation, spring has come and pollen is in the air. However, it is not only the pollen that flows through the windows, but also fine dust generated in the room that threatens us. As a reflection of this, the number of patent applications for air purifiers of various dust collecting types that re...

May 27, 2020

IoT Patent Applications Being Expanded to More Industries

- a Growth Engine for Contactless Business after Covid-19 -

It can be seen that although IoT technologies were initially filed with a focus on ICT areas such as devices and networks, etc., recently they are being applied to technologies for providing a variety of services and are being broadly expanded to other industries.

IoT is typically classified by device, platform, s...

May 18, 2020

Active patent applications for electric power services related to electric vehicles

With the number of registered electric vehicles surpassing 100,000 units in March of this year, patent applications for electric vehicle-related power services have been increasing. Electric vehicles equipped with large-capacity batteries of the 64kWh class have great potential for being utilized as distributed standby power facilities. Accordin...

May 15, 2020

Sudden Increase in Filings of Sound Marks

- Filings of sound marks increased approximately 7.3 times, from 6 cases in 2015 to 44 cases in 2019 -

The Korean Intellectual Property Office announced that the number of filings of sound marks, which can protect scales, rhythmic senses and buzzwords, etc. used in relation to broadcasting advertisements, etc. as intellectual property, increased 7.3 times, from 6 cases in 2015 to 44 case...

April 29, 2020

Intellectual Property Tribunal moves to High Quality Trials in 2020

While the Intellectual Property Tribunal (IPT) of the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) concentrated on shortening the process period and reducing a backlog of cases in 2019, they announced that in 2020, all efforts will be concentrated on improving quality by strengthening the fidelity of reviews.

Since processing of trials had been delayed, the IPT op...

April 28, 2020

Trademark Applications Also Need ‘O2O*’ Strategy

- A Smart Start-Up Company Should Simultaneously Record a Product and Service –

“Kakao Taxi”, “Baemin” and “Market Kurly” are services that are currently deeply integrated into our lives. As the fields provided by each service are taxi, provision of restaurant information and order as a proxy, and delivery of fresh and frozen foods, the forms of the services provided are different...

April 17, 2020

Active Development of Patch-Type Therapeutics for Respiratory Diseases

-With the appearance of respiratory epidemics, related patent applications have also increased-

As COVID-19 spreads worldwide, bronchodilator patches* for treating bronchial disease symptoms such as coughing have been attracting attention, and related patent applications have increased significantly.

* Medicine attached to the skin for widening the bronchi to...

April 17, 2020

Massive Increase of Trademark Applications Filed in relation to Personal Hygiene for Prevention of Infectious Diseases

- Filings of trademark applications related to face masks increased 2.6 times in February and March 2020 compared to the same period the previous year -  

The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) disclosed that filings for trademarks of which designated goods are related to personal hygiene, for examp...

April 13, 2020

Whether a trial decision correction being decided corresponds to a cause for retrial which is decided after the close of defense of a fact-finding proceeding in relation to a lawsuit for cancellation of a trial decision against a patent invalidation trial

Announced by the Supreme Court on January 22, 2020. Announcement 2016hu2522 Supreme Court en banc decision

1. Introduction

In the past, when a correction of a trial decision was...

April 7, 2020

A Freestyle ‘Temporary Specification’ Can be Filed at the Time of Filing a Patent Application

- Being able to quickly secure a patent application date by

submitting papers and study notes, etc. themselves

after research and development is anticipated -

The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) announced that a system has been prepared in which a ‘temporary specification’ describing the detailed description of the invention...

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