The third quarter of the year 2012 saw a considerable growth
in IP filings and applications for international searches. Some of the most
important trends compared to the same period in 2011 include:
applications for all IP rights (patents, utility models,
designs, trademarks) increased by 7.2% while
registrations of all IP rights grew by 4.1%
applications by foreigners for all IP rights increased by 4.8%
while domestic filings rose by 7.6%.
filings of small and medium sized companies as well as
middle sized enterprises for all IP rights showed a
particularly high increase of 14.0% and 31.4% respectively while applications of
large companies slightly decreased by 0.1%.
applications for patents increased by 8.3%, trade marks by
4.1% and designs by 10.2%.
applications for international searches at KIPO under the PCT
system grew by 7.4%
For further information, please refer to KIPO
news of 5 November 2012 (in Korean)