South Korea Bans Panasonic Plasma Displays In Escalating Patent War

Law360, New York (November 29, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- The patent war between South Korea’s LG Electronics and Japan’s Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. shows no sign of abating, with LG securing a ban Monday on Korean imports of the Japanese rival’s plasma panel displays.

The ban will run until a final decision on the trade dispute is resolved, according to Korean authorities.

"We decided to impose a temporary ban on sales and imports of PDPs produced by Matsushita until our final ruling is issued," a Korea Trade Commission was quoted as saying by wire reports....
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