KIPO's "2014 Examination and Trial Performance Report and Plans for 2015"
January 26, 2015
In 2014, more than 210,000 patent applications were filed with KIPO (the fourth highest amount worldwide), and more than 130,000 patents were registered. KIPO reduced its patent pendency to 11 months.
There were about 150,000 trademark applications and 65,000 design applications-respe...
KIPO to Provide “One Portal Dossier“ Information to the Public in 2015
December 29, 2014
KIPO Commissioner Kim Youngmin announced that KIPO will launch a service called One Portal Dossier (OPD), which will provide the public with access to patent examination progress information from the world’s five largest IP offices.
IP5, the world’s largest IP offices: the EPO, the JPO, KIPO, SIP...
KIPO to Provide the Public with Standardized Korean-English Applicant Name Data Free of Charge
December 29, 2014
KIPO Commissioner Kim Youngmin announced that KIPO has organized a database of standardized Korean-English applicant names—a first among IP offices worldwide—and granted the public free access to it via KIPRISPlus (Patent Information Web Services) starting on December 23, 2014.
Overview on Revision of Patent Act and Utility Model Act
December 23, 2014
Overview on Revision of Patent Act and Utility Model Act (announced on June. 11. 2014)
1. Ease of requirement for acceptable filing date
Ease of requirement for the specification to take the earliest filing date (Article 42ter newly added, etc.)
※ Article 8bis, etc. of the Utility Mo...
KIPO-WIPO Holds International Education Course Concerning Intellectual Property.
November 28, 2014
From November 5th to 7th, at the Korea Intellectual Property Center in Gangnam, Seoul, KIPO successfully operated the “Korea-WIPO Advanced International Certificate Course.”
This special course, which was designed to provide training on international intellectual property (IP) matters, was co-spo...
Recycling Old Patents Helps Rural Villagers Power Sustainable Industries
August 06, 2014
This is to share news regarding APEC appropriate technology project led by KIPO which is released by APEC.
Please refer to the link below for the full context.
Recycling Old Patents Helps Rural Villag...
KIPO Increases the Number of Its PCT International Searches by 6.4%
August 01, 2014
The number of PCT* international searches conducted by the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) in the first half of 2014 totaled 14,743—a 6.4% increase over the same period last year. Foreign companies led the way with 9,093 applications, 10.8% more than was received during the fir...
Korea's Intellectual Property Trends in the Second Quarter of 2014
July 18, 2014
KIPO press release
Please refer to the attached file below for IP trend of Korea in the second quarter of 2014.
How long can trademarks last?
July 16, 2014
Trademarks have been around ever since the Trademark Act was first enacted on November 11th, 1949. Today, there are 811,170 trademarks in existence, while 424,205 others have been lost due to expiration, invalidity, and revocation.
“Sempio” is the oldest domestic trademark, with “JinRo”...
KIPO to Promote Invention Education around the World
July 15, 2014
Government employees from developing countries will soon be flocking to Korea in order to take part in the Korean Intellectual Property Office’s (KIPO) training courses on creativity and invention education at the International Intellectual Property Training Institute (IIPTI) from July 14-29. This...
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