Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Overview of the Patent System in Korea

 South Korea

KIPO logo

The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) is the patent office and intellectual property office of South Korea. In 2000, the name of the office was changed from “Korean Industrial Property Office” to “Korean Intellectual Property Office”.[1] It is located in Daejeon Metropolitan City.[2]


  1.  KIPO web site, KIPO’s history. Consulted on January 20, 2008.
  2.  KIPO web site, Contact Us. Consulted on January 20, 2008.

External links

Overview of the Patent System in Korea

KIPRIS - Korea Intellectual Property Rights Information Service
Korean Intellectual Property Office


Patent Search Websites; IP Related Organizations in Korea …

Searching in databases – Korea

Tips & tricks for searching in databases
Easy, step-by-step instructions on how to use official Korean databases. Click on the links below to download the respective search guides.

Number search and document retrieval

English machine translations

Legal status information

Searching trade marks and designs

Searching information on pharmaceutical patents

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