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Revisions to South Korean Patent Act in effect from April 2022

03/01/2022 Various revisions to the Patent Act will take effect in April 2022. The revisions meaningful to foreign applicants include an extension of the...

Patent Term Extension in Korea

14/01/2020 The Korean patent term extension (PTE) system is comparable to the provision of supplementary protection certificates (SPC) in Europe. Like SPCs, the…

South Korea - Recognition of Digital (Electronic) Signatures

23/06/2020 The Korean Intellectual Property Office (“KIPO”) has recently published amended guidelines concerning digital identification, according to which…

Considerations when establishing South Korean patent portfolios

09/11/2020 This article compares the patent registration rates by technology field in South Korea with the other IP5 jurisdictions (ie, the United States...

KIPO publishes examination guidelines for virtual goods

01/08/2022 Unsurprisingly, given the fast-growing awareness of the metaverse and its implications for brand owners, the Korean IP Office (KIPO) has seen a...

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