KIPO as an ISA

Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), as one of IP5 members, has been playing an important role
in international applications (PCT) for a long time. For PCT applications in which the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office (USPTO) is a Receiving Office, KIPO has been available as an International Searching
Authority(ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority(IPEA) since January, 2006.

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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.