Jang Woo Hyuk Attends Police Questioning Regarding Suspicions Of Violation Of H.O.T’s Trademark Rights
H.O.T’s Jang Woo Hyuk attended police questioning due to suspicions of him violating trademark laws.
On September 5, Seoul Central District Court summoned Jang Woo Hyuk in order to question him as the accused party. While entering the prosecution office, Jang Woo Hyuk briefly stated, “I came because I have a matter to attend to here” before heading inside for questioning.
In December 2018, SM Entertainment’s past director Kim Kyung Wook who produced H.O.T in the past filed charges against Jang Woo Hyuk for violating trademark laws. Kim Kyung Wook also filed a lawsuit against Jang Woo Hyuk and concert production company Salt Innovation asking for compensation due to damages.
The past director is claiming that Jang Woo Hyuk and the others used the H.O.T trademark without permission during their “Forever High-five Of Teenagers” concert back in October last year. At the time, it was revealed that Kim Kyung Wook and Salt Innovation were unable to reach a consensus, causing Salt Innovation to reduce the usage of the group’s name and logo while promoting the concert. Currently, Kim Kyung Wook holds all trademark rights to H.O.T.
Meanwhile, Salt Innovation is saying that they used the group’s full name “High-five Of Teenagers” rather than the abbreviation “H.O.T.” The prosecution office also has plans to hold a cross-examination with Kim Kyung Wook while investigating Jang Woo Hyuk for suspicions of violation of trademark laws.
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