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Intellectual Property Law in South Korea

Intellectual Property Law in South Korea

By CHO Youngsun


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this monograph provides a survey and analysis of the rules concerning intellectual property rights in South Korea. It covers every type of intellectual property right in depth – copyright and neighbouring rights, patents, utility models, trademarks, trade names, industrial designs, plant variety protection, chip protection, trade secrets, and confidential information. Particular attention is paid throughout to recent developments and trends.

The analysis approaches each right in terms of its sources in law and in legislation, and proceeds to such legal issues as subject matter of protection, conditions of protection, ownership, transfer of rights, licences, scope of exclusive rights, limitations, exemptions, duration of protection, infringement, available remedies, and overlapping with other intellectual property rights.

The book provides a clear overview of intellectual property legislation and policy, and at the same time offers practical guidance on which sound preliminary decisions may be based. Lawyers representing parties with interests in South Korea will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative intellectual property law.

Publish Date 04/29/2015
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041160096
SKU 10057963-0001
Table of Contents

The Author.

List of Abbreviations.

General Introduction.

Chapter 1. Copyright and Neighbouring Rights.

Chapter 2. Patents.

Chapter 3. Utility Models.

Chapter 4. Trademarks.

Chapter 5. Trade Names.

Chapter 6. Industrial Designs.

Chapter 7. Plant Variety Protection.

Chapter 8. Chip Protection.

Chapter 9. Trade Secrets/Confidential Information.

Chapter 10. Geographical Indications and Appellations of Origin.

Chapter 11. Unfair Competition.

Selected Bibliography.