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Either the deviser or his/her assignee can file a utility model application for a device with KIPO. The applicant may be either a natural person or a juristic person.
Documents Required
A person who desires to obtain a utility model must submit the following documents to KIPO:
an application stating the name and address of the deviser and the applicant(including the name of a representative, if the applicant is a juristic person), the date of submission, the title of the device, and the priority date (if the right of priority is claimed);
a specification setting forth the following matters: the title of the device, a brief description of drawings (if any), a detailed description of the device, and claim(s);
drawing(s), if any;
an abstract;
if the right of priority is claimed, a certified copy of the priority application together with its Korean translation; and
a power of attorney, if necessary.
Claim of Priority
In order to enjoy the priority right, an application should be filed with KIPO within one year from the earliest filing date of the priority application. The abovementioned priority document may be submitted within one year and four months from the priority date. If the priority document is not submitted within that period of time, the claim of priority will become null and void.
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Application Procedure for Utility Models in Korea
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