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Amendments to Trademark Laws

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12-05-2017 (Newsletter Issue 21/17)
South Korea
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Design Protection Act Amended


Several amendments to the Design Protection Act (DPA) went into effect on September 22, 2017.

The grace period for design applications has been extended from 6 months to one year. Further, proof of priority has been eased as the applicant is now allowed to submit other documents as confirmation of the details of the foreign priority application. Also, the penalties have been increased for various offenses.

More information on the recent amendments can be found in our previous news online and here

Source: www.kimchang.com