Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions, but you can always email us any questions you don’t see here.
How do we go about changing the record of the applicant or right-holder, given that their address has been updated?
If the address of the applicant or right-holder has changed, it’s important to update the record accordingly. To do so, you may file a request for a change of record, which does incur a cost and fee. In order to process the request, we require a notarized proof of the change of address, which should include the name of the applicant or right-holder, their previous address, and their current address. This document should be duly notarized by a notary public in the jurisdiction of the applicant or right-holder.
We understand that changing the record can be a complex process, and it’s important to provide us with accurate information to ensure that the change is processed smoothly. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
What documents do I need to provide to the Korean Intellectual Property Office when filing for a patent?
You are required to provide a power of attorney that has been properly executed by the applicant. Unless it is a “General” Power of Attorney, you may send it to us via email. If the applicant is an individual, we also require their nationality certificate and signature certificate (alternatively, passport). However, if the applicant is a non-individual entity, these certificates are not necessary.
Our Filing Process
Collection and Preparation of Pertinent Information
Upon receiving your pertinent details (applicant information, mark, goods/services for trademarks, or PCT application number, legal status, number of English words requiring translation to Korean for patents, etc.), we meticulously prepare an estimate of fees, costs, and a Power of Attorney form for your signature. (We are assuming that the English patent specification is prepared.)
Verification of Provided Details
We verify all provided information, including goods/services for trademarks, ensuring all details align with your application needs.
Execution of the Application Process
Once we receive your signed Power of Attorney form (and payment for trademarks), we diligently proceed with the application process – within 1-2 business days for trademarks, or 14-30 days for patents.
Filing Confirmation and New Application Report Delivery
After filing, we promptly send a New Application Report, confirming the successful completion of your application.