How to register trademark in South Korea and Fee of Trademark in South KoreaPaul - AAA IPRIGHT
South Korea follows the rule “first-to-file” that means that the holder shall have rights with their trademark as soon as they successfully register it to The Trademark Office. Thus, understanding the procedure of trademark registration in South Korea is very important. This article shall guide how to register trademark in South Korea and fee of trademark in South Korea.
WHY IS TRADEMARK SEARCH IN SOUTH KOREA NECESSARY?
Trademark search in South Korea is not mandatory but necessary to ensure that their trademark is not similar with others through several search tools in South Korea. This shall help the holder have a better chance for trademark registration in South Korea.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE OF REGISTERING TRADEMARK IN SOUTH KOREA?
After searching and ensuring the distinctiveness of trademark in South Korea, the owner should proceed to file their trademark to The South Korea Trademark Office as soon as possible. Their application shall be processed with three stages:
– (1) Examination
In the “examination” stage, initially, the Trademark Office shall proceed to examine the application about formalities, classification and then examine it about descriptiveness, distinctiveness, deceptiveness and pre-applications which may be conflicted.
– (2) Publication
In the “publication” stage, the trademark application will be available to the public through online and publication. The information about the trademark, such as mark, name of applicant, address of applicant or their goods/services, shall be published. At that time, the others could file opposition against the holder and the opposition period shall end after two months from date of publication of the application.
– (3) Registration
When the trademark meets the requirements of examination without legitimate opposition, the holder shall be granted for the trademark registration certificate in Indonesia, which is the “registration” stage. At that time, the holder shall have total rights for their trademark.
The effectiveness of the trademark certificate is 10 years from registration date and the holder needs to renew this certificate for their trademark.
WHAT IS FEE OF TRADEMARK IN SOUTH KOREA?
– Stage 1: TRADE FILING IN SOUTH KOREA
|Scope of work: Filing Trademark Application||FEE
|For the 1st class||400.00|
|For the 2nd class||350.00|
– Stage 2: TRADEMARK REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE IN SOUTH KOREA
|Scope of work: Obtaining trademark registration certificate||FEE
|For the 1st class||280.00|
|For the 2nd class||250.00|
* Note: Our Fee for Trademark in Korea includes all fees (official fee and legal fee); exclude fee for responding to office action, if any.
*For trademark in South Korea, The additional fee of US$4.00 will be charged for each of designated goods exceeding 20 goods for each class.
Therefore, above is the procedure of trademark registration in South Korea, which helps trademark applicants can register their trademark in South Korea successfully.
– You could visit here to see Procedure of South Korea Trademark Registration.
– You could visit here to check the required documents for filing trademark in South Korea
– You could check Trademark Fee in South Korea here
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