Filing Requirements

Filing Type: National Phase Entry PCT National Phase Entry
Deadline: 31 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: No
Language: Korean
Translation Extension: No
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.

Filing Requirements

Filing Type: Direct Filing Direct Filing
Deadline: 12 months
Power of Attorney: Yes
Assignments: No
Language: Korean
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Deferred
Country Notes: • 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.

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

• As of January 1 2015, Paris Convention applications into Korea can be filed in English with the Korean translation filed before the 14-month deadline. However, the official basic fee with increase substantially and an agent late fee will also apply.

SunYoung International Patent & Law Firm

Established: 1999

Number of Professional Staff: 45

National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in South Korea
Direct Filing RWS Direct (Paris Convention) agent in South Korea

SunYoung’s main principle is to provide its clients with the highest quality legal advice. The firm’s services are designed to maximize the benefit of protection available and to resolve disputes and issues in a cost-effective and practical manner.

They advise on protection and enforcement of IP rights in a number of specialist fields and have linguistic capabilities in several languages. The firm also provides a full service from filing to finding partners as a means to invite technology transfer.

Specialities

• Automotive Technology
• Biotechnology
• Chemical Science
• Electrical
• Information Technology
• LCD Technology
• Mechanical
• Medical Devices
• Optical Devices
• Pharmaceutical
• Semiconductor Technology

Contact Information

Mail

6th Floor, Hyun Juk Bldg,
832-41 Yeoksam-dong,
Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-080,
Republic of Korea

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Y.P. Lee, Mock & Partners

Established: 1985

Number of Professional Staff: 350+

European Validation RWS PCT agent in South Korea

Y.P. Lee, Mock & Partners is the leading IP boutique law firm in Korea. With around 170 patent attorneys, the firm can handle all fields of technologies and intellectual properties.

For foreign clients, Y.P. Lee, Mock & Partners provides its professional services to the full satisfaction of its clients in a proactive manner. Abundant experience in handling a large volume of filings not only to the Korean Intellectual Property Office but also to USPTO, EPO, JPO and SIPO makes Y.P. Lee, Mock & Partners in substantial matters in addition to translation when it handles cases entrusted by foreign clients.

The firm’s highly computerized management system also guarantees reliable services for the administration of clients’ IP portfolios.

Specialities

• Biotechnology
• Chemistry
• Electrical and Electronics
• Healthcare
• Material
• Mechanical and Mechatronics
• Pharmaceuticals

Contact Information

Mail

12F Daelim Acrotel,
13 Eonju-ro 30-gil,
Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-971,
Republic of Korea

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Website

www.leemock.com

Hanol Intellectual Property & Law

Established: 2001

Number of Professional Staff: 90

National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in South Korea

Hanol Intellectual Property & Law was founded on the principles of scientific expertise and a profound commitment to their clients. The firm’s fully bilingual, highly skilled attorneys have a deep understanding in a broad range of fields including the life sciences, engineering and chemistry. Hanol’s breadth of expertise in all technical areas allows them to meet the demands of modern intellectual property law.

Hanol’s ability to address every requirement of their clients while still maintaining a sensitivity to costs has made the firm a fully integrated final destination for IP portfolio management. As part of Hanol’s comprehensive suite of IP services that also includes consulting, litigation and translation, as well as the scope of Trademark and Design applications, they are committed to handling patent prosecution in a manner that has consistently established Hanol as one of the leading firms in Korea.

Specialities

• Automotive
• Biotechnology
• Chemistry
• Electrical
• Food Technology
• Information Technology
• Mechanical
• Medical Devices
• Nanotechnology
• Pharmaceuticals
• Semiconductors
• Software
• Telecommunications

Contact Information

Mail

6th Floor, Daemyung Tower,
135 Beobwon-ro, Songpa-gu,
Seoul, 05836,
Republic of Korea

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