Tag: South Korea

Intellectual property portfolio management

This is an era where intellectual property rights (IPRs) simply cannot be ignored. Such intangible assets – including trademarks, patents and industrial design – are becoming an even more prominent axis around which business strategy revolves. As an example, multinational technology and consulting corporation International Business Machines (IBM) has acquired the most United States patents …

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South Korea protects national cuisine

The overwhelming popularity of Korean cuisine (also known as “hansik”) overseas has urged the South Korean government to take active steps to ensure the promotion and protection of its national culture and heritage. For 5 years now, the South Korean government has been running the food database website www.tradifood.net, which was launched in order to …

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Rise in cloud computing security patents

What is cloud computing? If you use or have used online services such as e-mail, Google Drive, Dropbox or even Spotify, then you would have already had some form of experience with cloud computing. In simple terms, cloud computing refers to relatively new information technology (IT) infrastructure that links several computers to a single server …

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South Korea: Intellectual property powerhouse

The world economy has evolved into one that has become heavily reliant on knowledge and technology, where intangible elements of productivity like ideas and know-how are quickly superseding more traditional elements such as land, labor and capital. In today’s knowledge-based society, intellectual property (IP) rights are thought to nurture creativity and as such, are widely …

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