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.
Unfortunately, no. The Korean Intellectual Property Office does not allow for the restoration of the right of priority under PCT Rule 26bis. As a result, the international filing date must be within one year from the earliest priority date, taking into account weekends and holidays as exceptions.
If I want to claim a priority based on the Paris Convention in a non-PCT patent/utility model application in Korea, what documents do I need to provide?
You need to provide a certified copy of the priority document or a scanned copy. If the responsible examiner requests a Korean translation of the priority document, an additional translation fee may be charged.
If the applicant of a PCT application has changed from its assignor to its assignee, what steps should be taken?
Not all patent applications are automatically prosecuted in Korea. To obtain a patent in Korea, you must request an examination of the application. The request for examination can be deferred for up to 3 years from the international filing date, not from the national entry date. If you fail to request the examination within that time, the national phase application will be considered withdrawn.
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.