Patent Translation & Filing Requirements in South Korea

Languages Allowable language(s) for specification upon filing to obtain filing date Korean or English
Language(s) of translation (language(s) of procedure) Korean
PCT National/regional phase possible Yes
Time limit for entering national/regional phase 31 months from filing/priority date
Time limit for filing translation 31 months from ling/priority date (extendible by 1 month upon request)
Paris Convention / Direct Time limit for filing translation 14 months from ling/priority date
Certification needed for translation No
Certified copy of priority application required Yes, 16 months from priority date
Translation of priority application required No, only upon request
Certification needed for translation of priority application No
EP Required translations N/A

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