The Geographical Expression will be protected as trademark rights. KIPO have a plan to revise the related laws.
In the near future, the geographical indication will be protected as rights. KIPO announced that they have mapped out the revised trademark law which enables the geographical names to be expressed as the commodity, if the fame and quality of the goods are ascribed to the natural conditions of specific areas. The revised law would be enforced from January, 2005. In addition, KIPO announced that after holding a public hearing at the Korea Intellectual Center on the 19th, they would submit the revised Trademark Law to The National Assembly arou