KIPO signs an MOU on IPR cooperation with Russia!
March 05, 2014
The Korean Intellectual Property Office signed a memorandum of understanding on comprehensive cooperation in intellectual property rights with the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) of Russia at a heads meeting between the two offices held in Daejeon, Korea, on February 27, 2014. ...
International patent applications show huge growth over past 20 years
February 24, 2014
- Over 12,000 PCT international patent applications last year alone -
Korea received 12,439 international patent applications in 2013, a 4.8 percent growth rate year-on-year. It is the first time the number has surpassed 12,000 since Korea became party to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) in 1...
Patent applications submitted to KIPO surpass 200,000
February 18, 2014
According to preliminary statistics announced by the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), there were 204,589 patent applications in 2013. Patent applications stood at around 200 in 1949, before jumping to around 5,000 in 1980 and 100,000 in 2000. Over the past 13 years this has doubled to ove...
KIPO’s patent examination services headed to the UAE!
February 14, 2014
The Korean Intellectual Property Office is set to deploy its patent examination services to the United Arab Emirates after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Cooperation on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) at the Republic of Korea–UAE IPR High-Level Meeting held in Seoul.
KIPO recognizes contribution of its top examiners
February 13, 2014
- Improved quality from restructuring and positive examination -
The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) presented awards to sixty-two of its examiners for their excellent contribution to improving examination quality and creating strong patents.
The award ceremony was held in jovial sp...
Ylang-ylang extractor developed with Korean AT to be supplied to the Philippines
February 11, 2014
The Korean Intellectual Property Office announced that it has completed development of a ylang-ylang oil extractor using appropriate technology. Cananga odorata, commonly called ylang-ylang, is a tree that produces the essential oils widely used in aromatherapy. KIPO plans to supply the extractor jo...
KIPO signs agreement for cooperation on IPRs with China
December 16, 2013
A new forum for cooperation on intellectual property rights (IPRs) between Korea and China has opened after the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of China during the 19th heads meeting held in Beij...
Developing new drugs using KIPO’s traditional knowledge database
December 10, 2013
Research to develop new drugs using natural Korean medicinal herbs and the traditional knowledge database of the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) is being attempted for the first time in Korea.
KIPO announced that it signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Korea Advanced I...
Image designs as intellectual property rights
December 10, 2013
Korea, a dominant player in the global smartphone market and a rapidly rising IT powerhouse, has seen a noticeable growth in applications for image designs.
One of the major issues in the patent infringement cases between Samsung and Apple in 2012 was smartphone icons, which has led to a renewed ...
TM5 Annual Meeting to be Held in Seoul Next Week
November 27, 2013
The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) announced that it would hold the 2013 TM5 Annual Meeting, a gathering of five leading offices in the field of trademark and design, in Seoul on 5 and 6 December.
The TM5 annual meeting strives to promote cooperation between KIPO, the United States Pa...
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