Korea: Considerable increase in patent filings in 2012

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Despite some unfavourable conditions such as the financial crisis, applications for IP rights in Korea rose considerably during the last year. Preliminary statistics show the following figures:

  • overall IP filings (patents, utility models, designs and trade marks): 400,815 (2011: 371,116)
  • patent applications: 192,575  (2011: 178,924)
  • utility model applications: 12,467 (2011: 11,854)

For further information, please refer to KIPO news of 22 January 2013 (in English).

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