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New Result of KIPO's Enforcement Activities on Counterfeit Goods in 2021

February 23, 2022

- Criminal implication of 557 individuals in trademark infringement and confiscation of 80,000 counterfeit goods - The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) announced on February 15th, 2022 the result of its efforts to actively respond to trademark infringement and the distribution of count...

New Korea ranks 4th in the world in the number of PCT applications for the second consecutive year

February 17, 2022

Commissioner Kim Yong Rae of the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) announced that the total number of international patent applications filed by Korean companies under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)* of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), or "PCT applications," increased o...

KIPO named as the world's most innovative IP office

January 17, 2022

- Distinctive competitiveness in digital intellectual property even amid crisis receives global recognition - Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) has been named as the most innovative IP agency in the world, together with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), in the Worl...

Korea Ranked No. 5 in the Global Innovation Index and the No. 1 innovation leader in Asia

October 01, 2021

Commissioner Kim Yong-rae of the Korea Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) announced that the Republic of Korea (ROK) ranked 5th in the 20210 Global Innovation Index (GII) revealed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on September 20th, 2021. For the first time in 2021, the ROK...

KIPO's New "Tech Police" Exclusively Dedicated to Preventing Technology Leakage and Infringement

August 18, 2021

KIPO's New "Tech Police" Exclusively Dedicated to Preventing Technology Leakage and Infringement -An organizational restructuring to newly create the Technology & Design Police Division- The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) Commissioner Yong Rae Kim announced the official formation of...

Heads of the World's Five Largest Intellectual Property Offices to Focus Co-operation on Initiatives that Benefit Users

July 02, 2021

Heads of the World's Five Largest Intellectual Property Offices to Focus Co-operation on Initiatives that Benefit Users Videoconference hosted by JPO, 23 June 2021 The heads of the world's five largest intellectual property offices met virtually on 23 June. The 14th annual meeting of the IP5...

South Korea Reclaims Position as the 4th Country with the Largest Number of International Patent Applications in 11 Years

March 10, 2021

- Yearly PCT applications reached 20,000 after a 5.2% year-on-year increase - Covid-19 leads to increased Digital/non-contact technology field applications submitted by universities and business KIPO Commissioner Yong-Rae Kim announced that South Korea secured ranked 4th with the most PCT I...

KIPO Deputy Director Appointed as Chair of the APEC Intellectual Property Rights Experts Group Download

March 03, 2021

- The second member from the Republic of Korea to serve since 2004 - KIPO Commissioner Yong-Rae Kim announced on Feb. 18th that the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) had elected Ms. Kyo-Sook Choi, Deputy Director of the Multilateral Affairs Division at KIPO, as the Chair of the Intelle...

IP Finance Transactions of South Korea Surpass KRW 2 Trillion

March 03, 2021

- Creating a window for financing innovative SMEs and venture enterprises - The total IP finance market in South Korea surpassed KRW 2 trillion for the first time by 2020. IP finance refers to financing activities based on intellectual property (IP) as intangible assets. In other words, financ...

Overseas Online Counterfeit Monitoring Group Prevents KRW 420 Billion in Damages

February 05, 2021

Overseas Online Counterfeit Monitoring Group Leads to Crack Down of Counterfeits Products of Korean Companies and KRW 420 Billion Prevented in Damages. - Removal of 144,000 online posts selling counterfeit products and employment opportunities provided for multicultural families, etc. - □ KI...