Trademarks In The Hermit Kingdom Of North Korea

Law360 (July 25, 2018, 1:09 PM EDT) -- The last few months have brought some stunning developments in dealings between North Korea, South Korea and the United States. While the future is still very uncertain, at least people have begun to consider the possibility of changes in the commercial relationship between these states. It is at such times that businesses and even intellectual property attorneys realize how little most of them know about trademarks in the hermit kingdom.

The restrictions against commerce between the U.S. and North Korea are the principal reason for the lack of familiarity most American lawyers have with North Korean trademark law. These restrictions have...

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