We carry out various business affairs such as a drafting of specifications, application forms, a preparation of Arguments/Amendments, patent information searches, a preparation of patent maps, specialized translations, prior art searches, providing technical advice to embody ideas, appraisals, management for the renewal of patent registrations, Utility Models, the assignment of a right, oppositions, trials, disputes, litigation and the like which are general procedures to be performed during the period from Korean/foreign (including PCT) applications to their registration.
We handle these business affairs through experts being exclusively responsible for each technical field including electrics, electronics, telecommunications, semiconductors, physics, computers, machinery, metals, chemistry, biotechnology and the like. The majority of the client services performed at E.M.Hwang & Partners revolve around the patent-related ones listed below. Wherever you may be in the process – up to and including litigation – our team of expert patent attorneys stands ready to assist in nurturing and protecting your innovations.
Our versatile attorneys have also secured trademark protection for many clients. In order to protect clients’ trademarks rights, we generally carry out various IP related business affairs such as searches, consultations and registration, applications, renewals, trials, the assignment of rights, oppositions and the preparation of Responses, which are necessary for applications and registrations for trademarks/service marks and the like.
In recent years, how good a product looks has become as important for its success in the marketplace as how well the product works. This trend is especially evident in the field of consumer products. Recognizing this trend, companies are placing an increased emphasis on industrial design and the aesthetic features of products are becoming increasingly valuable intellectual property assets. We have a unique expertise in the field of intellectual property protection for industrial designs, which enables our clients to make the most of their investment in industrial design.
When intellectual property rights are in conflict, we seek the most efficient and effective strategy to resolve the conflict. Litigation is not always necessary to achieve client's objectives, but when litigation becomes necessary, we are experienced in navigating clients through the pretrial, trial, and appellate process.
Unfortunately, infringement of valuable intellectual-property rights unfortunately is all too common in today's complex global marketplace. Our attorneys are experienced in providing strategic counsel and aggressive representation to vindicate our clients' rights in a variety of intellectual property matters.
An essential aspect of our firm’s business, we have secured copyright for a number of creative individuals and entertainment companies. Resolving copyright issues, including litigations can be highly complex, and especially for the foreign clients, an experienced, trust worthy partner is needed to handle oversea disputes efficiently and properly. We are confident and ready to experience you a real top-tier practice for protecting your copyright work in Korea.
The evolution of the Internet has introduced a vast array of legal and technical issues that fall under a body of law commonly referred to as Internet and e-commerce law. Our firm has expertise in areas ranging from domain name issues to issues concerning the procurement and enforcement of intellectual property based on Internet-related technical enhancements. Our firm uses its expertise in a wide range of these technology areas, along with significant litigation and prosecution experience, to advise our clients of the relevant issues to ensure that business rights are protected and enforced.