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North Korea Registers Trade Mark for Ski Resort with UN

NK North Korean leader Kim Jong-un rides a ski lift at Masikryong Ski Resort in this 2013 file photo.

North Korea has registered the trademark for “Masikryong Hotel” inside a luxury ski resort with a UN agency on intellectual property rights, as the reclusive regime seeks to develop its nascent tourism industry to garner more revenue amid international sanctions.

The North listed the trademark on April 2 at the World Intellectual Property Organization, the website showed Tuesday. The trademark is set to expire in 2030, but it could apply for extension afterward.

The luxury hotel is built inside Masikryong Ski Resort, which was built in 2013 in the country’s eastern coast town of Wonsan. It has 120 hotel rooms, a swimming pool, bars, cafe and western shops.

 Read the full story at KoreaHerald.com

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