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South Korea

 

 

Under the Korean patent system, two types of patents can be protected by the law.  One is an invention patent and the other is a utility model.  In order for an invention to be patentable, it must possess industrial applicability, novelty and inventiveness.

 

The prosucution procedure for both patent and utility model applications in Korea is the same.  During the application process, after the application is submitted at the Korean Patent Office, it will go through formality examination.  Once the applicant files a request for examination, the application will proceed to substantive examination stage.  If all requirements are fully met, the application will be granted and published.

 

The life time of a patent is 20 years calculated from the filing date of the application.

 

The life time of a utility model is 10 years calculated from the filing date of the application.

Invention Patent

Preparing and filing application

 

Claiming one priority

 

Requesting for substantive examination

 

Examination fee for each claim

 

Registration and forwarding certificate


 

USD900

 

 

USD200

 

USD420

 

 

USD60

 

 

USD700
 

Utility Model Patent
 
Design Patent

Preparing and filing application

 

Claiming one priority

 

Requesting for substantive examination

 

Examination fee for each claim

 

Registration and forwarding certificate


 

USD800

 

 

USD200

 

USD350

 

 

USD60

 

 

USD700
 

Preparing and filing application

 

Claiming one priority

 

Registration and forwarding certificate


 

USD800

 

 

USD200

 

USD700
 

Renewal for Invention Patent

4th to 6th annuities (per annum)

 

7th to 9th annuities (per annum)

 

10th to 12th annuities (per annum)

 

13th to 15th annuities (per annum)

 

16th to 18th annuities (per annum)

 

19th to 21st annuities (per annum)

 

22nd to 25th annuities (per annum)

 

USD226

 

 

USD283

 

 

USD396

 

 

USD524

 

 

USD524

 

 

USD524

 

 

USD524
 

Renewal for Utility Model Patent

4th to 6th annuities (per annum)

 

7th to 9th annuities (per annum)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USD203

 

 

USD234

 


 

Renewal for Design Patent

4th to 6th annuities (per annum)

 

7th to 9th annuities (per annum)

 

10th to 12th annuities (per annum)

 

13th to 15th annuities (per annum)

 

 

USD212

 

 

USD243

 

 

USD326

 

 

USD389