Korea, Madrid Protocol

Korea, Madrid Protocol

As of April 10th, 2003, foreign applicants may apply for trademark registration in Korea through the Madrid Protocol. However, trademark owners should be aware of the following points: – Korea has opted for the individual fee – Korea has opted for the 18-month period for refusal, rather than the 12-month period. – The International application must be in English: French is not accepted. – Registered trademarks that are not used for a period of three years or more, will be cancelled. – Well-known trademarks that are not registered will be given the same protection as registered ones.