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KIPO as an ISA

The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), as an IP5 member, has been serving an important role
in PCT international applications. For PCT applications in which the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office (USPTO) is the Receiving Office, KIPO has been available as an International Searching
Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) since 2006.

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SERVICE

PCT Korea Help-desk has opened a new channel for U.S. Patent Cooperation Treaty(PCT) applicants by operating a PCT Helpdesk in Vienna, VA. As a quick contact point and substitute for KIPO in the U.S., We provide direct free services for U.S. PCT applicants who designate the Korean Intellectual Property Office(KIPO) as their international Searching Authority(ISA) and/or their International Preliminary Examining Authority(IPEA). Whenever you call us with a problem or inquiry, we are ready to serve your needs promptly. We also provide various IP information to customers on demand.