Republic of Korea

Utility Model Act (Act No. 952 of December 31, 1961, as amended up to Act No. 12752 of June 11, 2014)

Year of Version:2014
Date of Text (Enacted):December 31, 1961
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Industrial Designs, Patents (Inventions), Trademarks, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Utility Models
Notes:
This version of the Utility Model Act 1961 incorporates all the amendments from 1963 up to 2014, which entered into force on January 1, 2015 (See Addenda for the list of amended provisions and dates of entry into force thereof).

The amended provisions made by Act No. 12752 of June 11, 2014 include the following: i) Article 8-3 grants filing of utility model registration with foreign languages other than Korean; ii) Article 35-1 extends the submission term for Korean translated version of application in case of international application and; iii) Article 35-6 adopts correction period for errors found in the Korean translated version of application in case of international application.
Available Texts: 
Korean

실용신안법 (1961년 12월31일에 제정된 법률 제 952호는 2014년 6월11일의 법률 제12752호 개정에 이르기까지 수차례 개정이 이루어짐) 실용신안법 (1961년 12월31일에 제정된 법률 제 952호는 2014년 6월11일의 법률 제12752호 개정에 이르기까지 수차례 개정이 이루어짐), Complete document (pdf) [54 KB] 실용신안법 (1961년 12월31일에 제정된 법률 제 952호는 2014년 6월11일의 법률 제12752호 개정에 이르기까지 수차례 개정이 이루어짐), Complete document (htm) [618 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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WIPO Lex No.:KR228