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Guide for Trademark Registration in Korea

 Requirements for trademark registration

Personal requirements(a person who is entitled to register a trademark)
Any person (legal equity, individual, joint manager) who is using and intends to use a trademark, as a person who is entitled to be granted trademark rights in Korea, may register a trademark as prescribed by the Trademark Act.
All Koreans (including legal equity) are eligible to own trademark rights. The eligibility of foreigners is subject to treaty and the principle of reciprocity.
Substantive requirements
Trademark registration requirements are classified into procedural requirements (i.e. application type) and substantive requirements (i.e. positive requirements, passive requirements) to ensure that the composition of the trademark itself has sufficient distinctiveness to distinguish it from other trademarks.
A single application for a single trademark
According to the Doctrine of a Single Application for a Single Trademark, an applicant shall file a single trademark application for each of the classes of goods he/she has designated as prescribed by an ordinance of the Ministry of Knowledge Economy. The filing of two trademarks in one application is not permitted.

Advantages of Trademark Registration

  • Establishing brand effect

    Trademark is Brand,Easy for consumers to identify, fast market occupation
  • Brand protection

    ®Trademark protected by law
    To avoid vicious competition within the industry, to prevent the infringement of other enterprises.
  • Necessary qualification

    Necessary qualification for settlement in large supermarkets, regular online shop business platform and Media advertising, official certification for Blog, WeChat
  • Intangible assets

    As intangible assets, can be transferred, be inheritted, be invested, be mortgaged, etc Owning a high economic value

Risk for Trademark without registration

1、Malicious registration 2、User is not the owner of trademark. Misuse inevitable. 3、Trademark Infringement unadvoidable.

Registration procedure

  • Person to Person link

    One to one following
  • Trademark Design and Enquiry

    1 working day
  • Materails Submission

    1-2 working days
  • Acceptance notice

    Trade,ark Office within 3 months
  • Trademark Registration Certificate issurance

    Registration completion within 12-18 months.

Trademark application has the risk.Not all trademarks can be registered. We will carefully check before submission, and advise you to minimize the risk.

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