A Study on Governing Law Arising from Cyber Intellectual Property Disputes in Korea

  • Ki-Moon Han
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 195)


With rapid IT technology development in the world, many users can enjoy the benefit of some body’s intellectual property easily in the cyber space. But when it comes to use of business, there might be disputes over the intellectual property right (IPR) in various respects. This means that infringement on IPRs may happen in the several countries simultaneously. If the disputes contain foreign matters, a problem rises as to which country or which rule shall be applied as a governing law. In this respect Korea set a provision but it was not clarified as to the scope and intention. But this has been cleared through several court cases. The court shall, however, be cautious in applying lex loci protectionis in IPR disputes as IPR is being much complicated with involvements of number of foreign factors simultaneously


Cyber disputes Private International Act of Korea Lex Loci Protectionis in IPR 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ki-Moon Han
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  1. 1.International Trade DeptHannam UniversitySouth Korea

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