Changes in Korean Official Fees
On February 20, 2014, the Korean Intellectual Property Office announced changes to some of their official fees which will become effective as of March 1st, 2014. The summary of the changes are as below:

  Until February 28, 2014 As of Mach 1, 2014
KRW USD EUR KRW USD EUR
PATENTS Application (Same for Divisional Application) 38,000 35.00 26.00 46,000 42.00 31.00
Request for Examination Basic Fee 130,000 119.00 87.00 143,000 130.00 96.00
Additional Fee for each claim 40,000 37.00 27.00 44,000 40.00 30.00
UTILITY MODELS Application (Same for Divisional Application) 17,000 16.00 12.00 20,000 19.00 14.00
Request for Examination Basic Fee 65,000 60.00 44.00 71,000 65.00 48.00
Additional Fee for each claim 17,000 16.00 12.00 19,000 18.00 13.00
DESIGNS Application (Same for Divisional Application) 60,000 55.00 40.00 94,000 86.00 63.00
TRADEMARKS Application 56,000 51.00 38.00 62,000 57.00 42.00
Please note that the above foreign currencies are based on the exchange rate of 1 USD=1,100 KRW and 1 EUR=1,500 KRW.
However, our official fees will be charged according to the daily exchange rates.

In addition to the above, individual owners of patents, utility models, and designs will now be able to enjoy the benefit of the 30% discount in the official fees for 4th to 6th year annuities.

Should you have any questions regarding the changes in official fees, we welcome you to contact us at YOU ME Patent & Law Firm.