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Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Intellectual property rights are defined as the legal rights bestowed upon a person’s intellectual creation that is considered worthy of receiving legal protection.

Types of intellectual property rights

Industrial property rights

Patent

Utility model

Design right

Trademark

Copyright

Copyright

Neighboring right

Database

Patent application and examination process flowchart

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Trademark examination process flowchart

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Design application and examination flowchart

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Efforts to protect intellectual property rights

Reinforcement of the protection of intellectual property rights

  • Establishment of a world-class intellectual property service system
  • Related laws and system improvements
  • Prevention of counterfeit products distribution
  • Efforts to educate the public about intellectual property rights protection
  • Information on intellectual property rights and counseling services

Intensification of international cooperation

  • Intensification of multinational cooperation
    (IP5: KoreaㆍU.S.ㆍJapanㆍChinaㆍEurope)
  • Intensification of bilateral cooperation
  • International patent application system according to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
  • Protection of internationally recognized trademarks

Contact

Contact for inquiries concerning industrial property rights
(patents, trademarks and designs)

Korea Intellectual Property Office Call Center (+82-1544-8080)

Contacts for inquiries concerning copyrights

Korea Copyright Committee (www.copyright.or.kr / +82-2-2660-0000)
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (+82-44-203-2000)
(Division in charge: Copyright Policy Division under the Cultural Contents Project Office)

KOTRASUH Sung-bongExecutive Consultant
02-3497-1736
sbsuh@kotra.or.kr

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