The following is a detailed list of the Korean intellectual property documentation held within the British Library IP collection.
Material on this list may only be available in Korean. We cannot translate items for you.
Intellectual Property stock locations
IP Open Access: Always available in the Business & IP Centre
IP Reserve South: In secure storage, can be delivered to the Centre in typically 1-3 hours
IP Reserve North: In secure storage, can be delivered to the Centre in 48+ hours. If a nine-digit number is shown under "location", these can be ordered for use in the Centre by registered readers through Explore the British Library. Please type the number into the Explore search box to rapidly retrieve the record.
IP Reserve Material cannot be ordered for same-day delivery after 16:00. Sometimes the service may not be available all day on Saturday due to staffing. Some Reserve Material may not be available at times due to stock movements. Please contact us before your visit to check.
Republic of Korea (South Korea):
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)
Patents: Invention Office of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Trade Marks and Designs: Trademark and Industrial Design Department, State Administration for Quality Management
|Examined applications: B specs||1954 - 1955, 1961 - 1997||Paper||IP Reserve South|
|Patents are numbered annually and published in journal format rather than as separate specifications.|
|KIPRIS (database of all South Korean IP)||1948 (patents) or 1950 (other) - to date||Online|
|Automatic translation into English is available as a charged service|
Indexes and Abstracts
|Official Gazette (abstracts and claims of unexamined applications)||1983 - 1997||Paper||IP Reserve South|
|Korean Patent Abstracts Unexamined Applications (English language)||2012 - to date||CD/DVD||IP Open Access|
|2000 - 2011||CD/DVD||IP Reserve North|
|Korean Patent Abstracts Examined Applications (English language)||2012 - to date||CD/DVD||IP Open Access|
|1979 - 2011||CD/DVD||IP Reserve North|
|1979 - 1996||Paper||IP Reserve South|
|Derwent World Patent Abstracts (Section P-X)||1986 - 1998||Paper||IP Reserve North|
|Legal Decisions Involving Patent Rights||1961 - 1971||Paper||IP Reserve South|
Miscellaneous Patent Publications
|Annual Report||1959 - 2003 (gaps)||Paper||IP Reserve South|
|Utility Models Gazette (full specifications of examined applications: Y documents)||1962 - 1997||Paper||IP Reserve South|
|Official Gazette (Utility Model Applications) (abstracts and claims of unexamined applications)||1983 - 1997||Paper||IP Reserve South|
|Trade Mark Gazette||1954 - 1955, 1962 - 1997||Paper||IP Reserve South|
|National Classification||1974||Paper||IP Reserve South|
|Designs Gazette||1961 - 1997||Paper||IP Reserve South|
DPRK (North Korea) IP materials
|Patent Gazette||1986 - 1994||Paper||IP Reserve South|