As the Commissioner of the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO),
KIPO is the governmental authority in charge of intellectual property in Korea. Our mission is to help Korea become an advanced country by providing legal and institutional administration for the creation and utilization of highly creative, value-added intellectual property and by promoting technological innovation and industrial development.
In addition, we are making every effort to create high-quality intellectual property; to help commercialize patented technologies; to protect intellectual property rights both domestically and internationally; to foster experts and manpower in the field of intellectual property; and to disseminate patent information.
This Web site offers information on patent applications, examinations,
Last updated 18 MARCH 2013
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To enhance technological innovation and industrial development through the facilitation, creation, utilization, and protection of IP
To become an IP powerhouse through innovative IP administration
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