World Intellectual Property Organization

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (KP)

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Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated


The Office does not republish international registrations or renewals.

Examination Procedure

The Office carries out examination on substantive grounds, including novelty.

Opposition Period

Six months from the date of publication of the international registration in the International Designs Bulletin (non-extendable).

Time Limit for Responding to Refusal

Six months from the date of notification (non-extendable).

Effect as Grant of Protection

The international registration has the effect as a grant of protection as from the international registration date.

Representation before the Office

Holders may not file documents or appear before the Office directly. Local representation is required by a trademark attorney. A list of trademark attorneys is annexed to the provisional refusal, if issued.

Fees payable on division of the international registration

Not applicable.

Last updated on: June 29, 2016

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