Democratic People's Republic of Korea (KP)
Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated
The Office does not republish international registrations or renewals.
The Office carries out examination on substantive grounds, including a limited examination as to novelty, or examination as to novelty following opposition by third parties.
Within 12 months from the date of publication in the International Designs Bulletin (non-extendable).
|Time Limit for Responding to Refusal||
Within six months from the date of notification (extendable for 2 months).
|Effect as Grant of Protection||
The international registration has the effect as a grant of protection, if no refusal has been issued, as from the international registration date. If a refusal (partial or total) has been issued and the refusal has been subsequently withdrawn, the international registration has the effect as a grant of protection as from the international registration date.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. The Office maintains a list of patent attorneys allowed to practice before the Office. A list of trademark and patent attorneys is annexed to the provisional refusal, if issued.
|Fees payable on division of the international registration||
Last updated on: January 11, 2017