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US Ambassador confirmed patent linkage under FTA includes biologics

One of the controversies in implementing the KorUS FTA is whether biological products are subject to the patent linkage obligation of the KorUS FTA. The debate was provoked by the Korean government’s proposal which applies the patent linkage to biologics. But it is unclear if the FTA text imposes such an obligation.  Chapter 18 (IPRs) has no definition …

Problems of the Copyright Act as Amended to Implement Free Trade Agreements

Abstract This article delves into the Copyright Act as amended to implement the Korea-EU and the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreements and reveals inconsistency between them and several provisions of FTAs not being reflected into the Copyright Act. Further the U.S. Copyright Act and Criminal Act are reviewed to show how the U.S. fails to take …

Joint Statement of Korean lawmakers, labor unions, farmers and civil society groups on the proposed Korea-U.S. FTA

Korean National Assembly Members’ Caucus Against the Korea-US FTAKorean Alliance Against the Korea-US FTA For Immediate Release Jan. 27, 2011Contact: Heesob Nam – +82-10-9981-1180, hurips@gmail.comMi-kyung Ryu – +82-10-9279-7106, inter@kctu.org Joint Statement of Korean lawmakers, labor unions, farmers and civil society groups on the proposed Korea-U.S. FTA We, the Korean National Assembly members’ Caucus Against the Korea-US …