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Fair Labeling and Advertising Act (Act No. 5814 of February 5, 1999)

Date of entry into force of original text:July 1, 1999
Date of Text (Enacted):February 5, 1999
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Other, Trademarks
Notes:The notification by the Republic of Korea to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The Act was enacted to reinforce the regulation of undue methods of advertisement.
It covers four types of undue representations and advertisements that are prohibited: false or exaggerating, deceiving, unduly comparative, and slanderous representations and advertisements (see Chapter 2 on prohibition of unfair labeling and advertising).'
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Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:KR019

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