IPR protection in the market distribution stage

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IPR protection in the market distribution stage

What is IPR protection in the market distribution stage?

  • This is an activity to prevent the distribution of goods that infringe on intellectual property rights in markets such as mail-order stores and shopping centers. We collect information about the person who infringes on IPR or their goods and share it with relevant organizations. Based on this, we also participate in the process if TIPA's help is needed to carry out on-site IPR protection activities.

How to do work

  • (Collection of Infringement Information) Since TIPA has intellectual property rights and commercial distributors as members, it collects and analyzes a lot of infringement information they have and provides them to enforcement agencies. In some cases, we receive reports of infringement from members or consumers, or we purchase infringing products directly from the market and conduct an appraisal to provide relevant information to the enforcement agency or request investigation.
  • (Participation in on-site crackdown) TIPA's expert appraisal participates in on-site crackdown on market distribution by enforcement agencies and cooperates with intellectual property right holders to identify evidence of infringement and assess whether it is authentic or not.
  • (Annual Report Publication) TIPA, in cooperation with the Korea Customs Service, has been publishing an annual report summarizing the results of infringement enforcement at the customs clearance stage every year since 2016 and providing it to member companies and related organizations.