The production team of MBC’s “The Story of Park’s Marriage Contract” has reached an agreement with the hanbok company that accused them of using their designs without permission.

On December 12, a hanbok (traditional Korean clothing) company claimed that their designs were used without permission in the currently airing drama “The Story of Park’s Marriage Contract.” Posting photos of their original designs, the company wrote, “[Our] clothing that was used without permission in ‘The Story of Park’s Marriage Contract.'”

The company added, “Once a costume is sketched as a filming prop, there are cases where it is reused over and over again [in other dramas] over time… that would be a big problem. Surely this wasn’t because you thought it was okay to surreptitiously use the design, right? You used them by mistake because they are pretty, right?”

A designer from the company also posted photos of several hanbok being modeled on the runway, along with screenshots of similar sketches that appeared in the drama. The designer wrote, “Outfits from my collection presented at Milan Fashion Week appeared in the drama. These are my designs, right?”

Later that same day, a representative from the drama’s production team announced, “We immediately apologized to the designer who posted about the hanbok designs. The issue has been resolved amicably.”

Subsequently, the designer who posted about the alleged plagiarism revealed, “I received a polite apology from the drama’s production team, along with a promise to credit the source.”

The designer added, “They say there was a communication error during the outsourcing process, and the designs provided as references were [mistakenly] used as they were. I hope it won’t be an issue anymore, so please refrain from [further] criticism.”

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