South Korea - Country Commercial Guide
South Korea - Intellectual Property Protection

Provides advice on IPR protection, including information on the registration of patents and trademarks.

Last published date: 2021-08-14

Korea was mentioned several times in the 2020 Special 301 report though it is not on any watch list ranking.

In any foreign market companies should consider several general principles for effective protection of their intellectual property. For background, please link to our article on Protecting Intellectual Property (at https://www.stopfakes.gov/IPR-Toolkits and Stopfakes.gov for more resources.

For an IPR snapshot of Korea, please link

IP Attaché Contact (For Korea)

Please contact our office at office.seoul@trade.gov for your IPR issues.