Tuesday, August 22 2023   \  Published by Wolters Kluwer.

IP Arbitration: Making Headway in South Korea

IP Arbitration: Making Headway in South Korea

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in IP cross-border disputes, including in non-traditional sectors. The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (“KCAB”), which is the sole arbitral institution in Korea that is statutorily authorized to settle disputes under the Korean Arbitration Act, has experienced a gradual increase in IP-related cases. This article aims to provide case studies from the KCAB and other institutions that showcase the current and emerging uses of arbitration for IP disputes involving Korean businesses.

IP-related Disputes in Established Industries:

Construction and Manufacturing Disputes The construction and manufacturing industries have long been considered as established industries familiar with arbitration. As these industries gradually set foot in IP businesses, they are found to create IP cases as a core derivative. Read more

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