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  • TM5 Joint Communication Action
  • KIPO – Overview of the Trademark System in Korea

    Overview of the Trademark System


    • History of the Korean trademark system
    • What is a trademark?
      • Concept of a trademark under the Trademark Act
      • Concept of a service mark
      • Concept of a collective mark
      • Concept of a business emblem
    • Neighboring concepts of a trademark
      • Trademark and trade name
      • Trademark and geographical indication
      • Trademark and domain name
    • Purpose of a trademark system
    • Function of a trademark
    • Requirements for trademark registration
    • Information on trademark applications
      • A Single application for a single trademark
      • Designation to use a registered trademark
      • Additional application of designated articles
      • Divisional application
      • Conversion of application
      • Application to renew the term of a registered trademark
      • Application trend
    • Trademark right
      • Term of a trademark right
      • Extinguishment of a trademark right
      • Additional application of designated articles
      • Divisional application
      • Application to register the reclassification of goods
      • Transfer of a trademark right
      • Trademark license system
    • Protection of an owner of trademark rights
    • Protection of well-known foreign trademarks
    • Collective mark right for a geographical indication
    History of the Korean trademark system
    1908: The Trademark Decree was promulgated.
    1946: The Patent Institute was established and patent laws were enacted.
    1949: The Trademark Act was enacted.
    1977: The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) was established as an independent office under the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy.
    1979: Korea joined the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
    2002: KIPO submitted an application to WIPO to join the Trademark Act Treaty.
    2003: KIPO submitted an application to WIPO to join the Madrid Agreement.
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