SOUTH KOREA

In Korea, a trademark application needs to include the following minimum information:

  • a trademark’s representation
  • information about the applicant;
  • specified items and trademark class(es).

Three months after submitting the trademark application in the Republic of Korea, a certified copy of the Priority Document and the Korean translation must be provided. There is no way to prolong this phrase.

It is advised to file the Power of Attorney as a scanned copy in the Republic of Korea at the same time as the trademark application. The KIPO will issue a notice to file and specify a deadline for filing the POA if it is not filed at the time of filing. Legalisation through official channels is not necessary.

 

In Korea, a trademark application needs to include the following minimum information:

  • a trademark’s representation
  • information about the applicant;
  • specified items and trademark class(es).

Three months after submitting the trademark application in the Republic of Korea, a certified copy of the Priority Document and the Korean translation must be provided. There is no way to prolong this phrase.

It is advised to file the Power of Attorney as a scanned copy in the Republic of Korea at the same time as the trademark application. The KIPO will issue a notice to file and specify a deadline for filing the POA if it is not filed at the time of filing. Legalisation through official channels is not necessary.

 

Duration

In the event that the registration process goes well, the processing time from the initial file to registration is roughly nine to twelve months.

 

Trademark Renewal

 It is necessary to pay the official fees for granting within two months of receiving the Notice of Allowance. In Korea, a trademark registration is valid for ten years from the date of registration, renewing indefinitely every ten years. The application for renewal must be submitted no later than one year prior to the expiration date. A six-month grace period may be applied to this term following the renewal deadline.

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