Filing rules by country

South Korea

Patent filing & translation requirements

Below we’ve listed the patent filing and translation requirements for South Korea. Whilst we endeavour to ensure these regulations remain up-to-date, they are subject to change. We advise you check with the local patent office or relevant counsel regarding any questions about country specific regulations.

Direct Route: Filing & Translation Requirements in South Korea
LanguageKorean
Filing Deadline12 months
Filing ExtensionNo
Translation Extension2 months, if an English specification is submitted at the 12-month filing deadline
Power of AttorneyYes, should be submitted at the time of filing
General POA AcceptedYes
AssignmentsNo
Excess Claims Fee Due at FilingNo
Claims Amendment Possible at FilingYes
Fee for Amending Claims at FilingYes
Request for Examination DeadlineDue within 3 years from the filing date
Can Examination be Requested at Filing?Yes
Priority Document16 months from earliest priority date, Certified Copy, No translation required
PCT Route: Filing & Translation Requirements in South Korea
LanguageKorean
Filing Deadline31 months
Filing ExtensionNo
Translation Extension1 month
Power of AttorneyYes, should be filed at the same time the national phase application is filed
General POA AcceptedYes
AssignmentsNo
Excess Claims Fee Due at FilingNo
Claims Amendment Possible at FilingNo
Fee for Amending Claims at FilingN/A
Request for Examination DeadlineDue within 3 years from the international filing date
Can Examination be Requested at Filing?Yes
Patent Prosecution HighwayYes

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