[Law Talk] Trademark issues in the world of the metaverse

The word “metaverse,” a portmanteau of the prefix “meta” (meaning beyond) and “universe,” is typically used to refer to a communal and interactive cyberspace where content, commerce and networking exist with increasing permeability with the real world. With new technical capability and accelerated cultural shift to online due to the COVID-19 crisis, the metaverse is… Continue reading [Law Talk] Trademark issues in the world of the metaverse

S. Korea’s first metaverse-themed ETFs listed

A rendering of a man holding virtual reality glasses (123rf) Four metaverse-themed exchange-traded funds went listed for the first time on the country’s stock markets on Wednesday, betting on growing interest in the new IT platform. The four ETFs are KB Asset Management’s KBSTAR iSelect Metaverse, NH Amundi Asset Management’s Hanaro Fn K-Metaverse MZ, Mirae… Continue reading S. Korea’s first metaverse-themed ETFs listed

Cyworld, Hancom form strategic partnership for metaverse project

Cyworld, the once-popular social networking service, signed a strategic partnership with Hancom, an office suite software developer in South Korea, according to both companies on Wednesday. The partnership comes as Cyworld gears up to jump into the market with its metaverse-powered service Cyworld Z. The metaverse refers to a virtual world in which individuals can… Continue reading Cyworld, Hancom form strategic partnership for metaverse project

Tesla stocks lose luster among Korean investors

South Korean investors’ appetite for shares in electric vehicle maker Tesla has been on the wane over the past few months, with many turning to vaccine-related stocks, including Moderna, data showed Monday. While Tesla remains a top pick for Korean investors, with combined holdings of $9.7 billion as of Aug. 10 — the highest here… Continue reading Tesla stocks lose luster among Korean investors

Tesla Korea sales up 300 percent in 2020

This file photo provided by Tesla Motors shows the Model Y. (Tesla Motors) Foreign companies doing business in South Korea fared well amid the pandemic last year, with electric carmaker Tesla reporting a whopping 300 percent increase in sales, a report showed Sunday. According to data compiled and released by CEO Score, a local market… Continue reading Tesla Korea sales up 300 percent in 2020

[Anniversary Special] Korean museums betting its future on metaverse

Beginning with the National Museum of Korea’s decision to shut down in February last year due to COVID-19, museums around the country have been going back and forth between opening and closing in response to the ongoing virus situation. This has led museums to come up with new ways of presenting their exhibitions to the… Continue reading [Anniversary Special] Korean museums betting its future on metaverse