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Korea: intellectual property documentation

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.

 

Authority

Republic of Korea (South Korea): 

Korean Intellectual Property Office

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

TitleHoldingsFormatLocation

Patent specifications

Examined applications: B specs1954 - 1955, 1961 - 1997PaperIP Reserve South
Patents are numbered annually and published in journal format rather than as separate specifications.
 

Patent databases

KIPRIS (database of all South Korean IP)1948 (patents) or 1950 (other) - to dateOnline
Automatic translation into English is available as a charged service
 

Indexes and Abstracts

Official Gazette (abstracts and claims of unexamined applications)1983 - 1997PaperIP Reserve South
Korean Patent Abstracts Unexamined Applications (English language)2012 - to dateCD/DVDIP Open Access
 2000 - 2011CD/DVDIP Reserve North
Korean Patent Abstracts Examined Applications (English language)2012 - to dateCD/DVDIP Open Access
 1979 - 2011CD/DVDIP Reserve North
 1979 - 1996PaperIP Reserve South
Derwent World Patent Abstracts (Section P-X)1986 - 1998PaperIP Reserve North
 

Legal Decisions

Legal Decisions Involving Patent Rights1961 - 1971PaperIP Reserve South
 

Miscellaneous Patent Publications

Annual Report1959 - 2003 (gaps)PaperIP Reserve South
 

Utility Models

Utility Models Gazette (full specifications of examined applications: Y documents)1962 - 1997PaperIP Reserve South
Official Gazette (Utility Model Applications) (abstracts and claims of unexamined applications)1983 - 1997PaperIP Reserve South
 

Trade Marks

Trade Mark Gazette1954 - 1955, 1962 - 1997PaperIP Reserve South
National Classification1974PaperIP Reserve South
 

Designs

Designs Gazette1961 - 1997PaperIP Reserve South
 

DPRK (North Korea) IP materials

Patent Gazette1986 - 1994PaperIP Reserve South