July-August 2018 | No. 07-08/2018


Korean Intellectual Property Office as an International Searching Authority:  Acceptance of Documents through ePCT

With effect from 13 August 2018, the Korean Intellectual Property Office in its capacity as International Searching Authority (ISA/KR) accepts documents submitted by applicants after the international filing date through ePCT.  This means that ISA/KR accepts three means of transmittal of document:  ePCT, fax and regular mail. 

The documents which may be filed through ePCT include those relating to rectification of obvious mistakes under PCT Rule 91, sequence listings, earlier search results and powers of attorney.  Applicants can file those documents using the “Upload Documents” function in ePCT, further information about which can be found at:


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