Revisions to the Korean Patents Act are due to come into force on 1 January 2015. The more notable changes are summarized in the table below. With regards to PCT applications, a filing date of the PCT application is considered as an effective filing date of the Korean patent application with the Korean Intellectual Property Office. Therefore, the extension of time provision and amending of any errors in a Korean-language translation will apply to PCT applications filed on or after January 1, 2015.

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