South Korea
Supported patent filings

PCT National Phase Entry
Deadline: 31 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: No
Language: Korean
Translation Extension: Yes**
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Optional at filing or deferred
Country Notes:

* Unlike most countries that require signed forms from the applicant, the Korean Patent Office accepts faxed or scanned copies of specific Powers of Attorney and Assignment forms. General forms must still be mailed in hard copy.


** The Korean translation can be submitted within one month from the filing date.

Direct Filing
Deadline: 12 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: No
Language: Korean
Translation Extension: Yes**
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Optional at filing or deferred
Country Notes:

* Unlike most countries that require signed forms from the applicant, the Korean Intellectual Property Office accepts scanned copies of documents.


** The Korean translation can be submitted within two months from the filing date.


• A certified copy of the Priority Document needs to be filed within 18 months from the earliest priority date (with details needed at filing).


• The Priority Document does not need to be submitted if the priority application was filed in JP, EP, or US.

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