Republic of Korea (KR)

As Office of a Designated Contracting Party

Request for extension of protection

The Office republishes notifications of international registration and subsequent designation or renewal received from the International Bureau, where there are no reasons for refusal

Examination Procedure

Absolute and relative grounds.

Opposition Procedure

Two months from the date of publication. An extension of 30 days is allowed for the amendment of oppositions.

Time Limit for Responding to Provisional Refusal

Two months from the date on which the refusal was issued (extendable upon request)

Administrative and judicial remedies in case of refusal issued by the Office

The holder may file a request for trial before the Korean Intellectual Property Tribunal within 30 days from the date on which a final refusal was issued (extendable upon request).

Last updated on: September 15, 2014