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.
We primarily offer email and fax services for sending documents, but we use courier services when the document to be sent is in paper form, such as certificates issued by the Korean Intellectual Property Office. Typically, we send a signed document from the attorney to you via email and fax, but if you prefer, we can send it through courier mail at your expense.
As an applicant or right-holder, payment of the invoice is required before we begin corresponding tasks. If you are a legitimate intellectual property agent, such as a patent attorney or IP law firm, payment is required within 2 months of the invoice issue date. For first-time clients, payment is required before we begin any tasks.
Please note that if payment is not made by the deadline, we reserve the right to withdraw or abandon the corresponding applications or rights. We will not be held responsible for any outcomes that may arise as a result. However, we do provide a grace period for your convenience.
The registration fee includes courier charges for sending the trademark registration certificate. All documents issued by the KIPO and our office, except for the certificate, will be sent via email. If you prefer, we can provide an electronic certificate instead of a paper one.
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.