English-speaking Korean lawyers and International Lawyers at International Law Firm in Korea discussing issues of Korean Law

IPG Legal is a leading client-focused international law firm with offices in Korea that is, often, selected over the ubiquitous Korean Law Firms when success is essential and success depends on nuanced street-smart advice, proactive  and unconflicted representation. Our attorneys are, intentionally. different from the crowd.  From our retired judge partners to our junior associates, we are all trained with an intense focus on client success, lawyer proactivity, and to understand the nexus between your commercial and legal needs. Our attorneys shall never push to you useless memos, non-nuanced legal advice or get you into litigation without an honest assessment of the merits and shortcomings of the matter. We are  – intentionally different from the crowd.  Globally Experienced – Locally Connected.  We are IPG.  Korean Legal Practices Korean Antitrust, Competition & FTC Arbitration, Int’l & Domestic Korean Civil Litigation Korean Criminal Defense Korean Corporate Law & Compliance Korean Employment, Labor &

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Korean Patent Court’s Intellectual Property Infringement Guidelines

Early in 2016, the Patent Court of Korea published Guidelines Regarding the Appeals of IP Infringement Actions (“IP Appeal Guidelines”) based on the reality that the Patent Court of Korea has assumed control over appeals of Korean IP infringement lawsuits. Overall, Korean legal practitioners welcomed the focus of the Korean Patent Court on increasing professionalism while developing an efficient procedure in disposing of cases. Significant developments, at the Patent Court, are ongoing and we shall update the reader on the Korea’s Patent Court’s jurisprudence over the next couple of months. The main focus of the IP Appeal Guidelines, inter alia, is to detail specific appeal deadlines, hearing procedures, discovery procedures and the basic procedure for the handling of evidence. The Guidelines are a great step in the right direction if the Court wishes to focus on increasing professionalism and efficiency. The most successful development is that the Patent Court has

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English-language Patent Filing System in Korea Approved by Supreme Court

The Korean Supreme Court has, recently, issued a statement calling for the establishment of an English-language “international justice department” within the Patent Court.  The purpose is to encourage more patent cases to be filed in Korea. The Court released a statement that note the move is designed to better support foreign investment and legal accessibility to the court by foreigners.  Under the new proposed system, which may be implemented as early as February 2016, testimonial and documentary evidence may be submitted in English. Once introduced, Korea would be the first country in East Asia to offer an English-language patent filing system. Korea has signed on to international treaties allowing patent infringement and other type of cases to be filed in member countries.  Opening up the possibility of handling patent cases in the English language would, according to the Supreme Court,  encourage more companies and individuals to file in Korea.  I

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