Our team at MACIPO & ASSOCIATES South Korea Branch
comprises highly-qualified patent and trade mark specialists, professionals
and technical experts. We provide local and international IP services
including patents, trademarks, industrial designs, advisory services and
We offer full-service patent works, including filing and prosecuting
domestic applications for patents and utility models with the Korean
Industrial Property Office (KIPO) as well as of filing outgoing
patent applications including PCT applications. Our patent
department has members with specializations in all the major
scientific arts. The office assists clients in every aspect of
patent prosecution, beginning with the preparation and filing of the
application, to any subsequent appeals or proceedings before the
Korean Industrial Property Office ("KIPO") or a court of law. In
addition to prosecution matters, the Office is very active in
conducting prior art searches and providing opinions to clients
planning to conduct business activities in Korea, as well as
providing patent annuity notice and payment services.
Consulting clients in the process of development, research and
design of innovative products.
Performing patentability searches.
Rendering patentability opinions.
Performing patent infringement searches.
Rendering infringement and validity opinions.
Preparing, filing and prosecuting patent, utility models
applications, and PCT national phase in South Korea.
Monitoring of patent or utility models activity by company or
Our trademark department is among the most active in Korea, and
provides assistance in all aspects of prosecution as well as any
related appeals or proceedings before the KIPO or a court of law.
The trademark department regularly conducts trademark and clearance
searches and provides opinions to clients before marks are used in
Determining trademark and service mark availability.
Performing trademark infringement searches.
Preparing, filing and prosecuting trademark applications.
Observation and survey of trademarks.
Conducting opposition procedures.
Drafting and concluding prior right agreements.
Conducting cancellation proceedings.
We will draft and file industrial design applications, perform
design searches and watches, pay renewal fees, prepare oppositions,
and appeal procedure in South Korea.
- Conducting design searches;
- Filing of design registrations;
- Advising on matters in relation to infringement
and validity of designs registrations;
- Renewal of design registration.