In short, you are not obliged to select KIPO as the IPEA even if you already designated KIPO as the ISA. ISA selection and IPEA selection are separate.

 

Currently there are 7 different IPEA's available to the US PCT applicants, that is, IP Australia, EPO, IPAU, JPO, KIPO, Rospatent, and USPTO.

 

But EPO is available as the IPEA only when the international search is or has been performed by the EPO, the Austrian Patent Office, the National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland, the Nordic Patent Institute, the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office or the Swedish Patent and Registration Office. IP Australia has a similar approach. Thus you have two choices. Either KIPO or USPTO as the IPEA if you used the ISA/KR.

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  1. Could you please let me know the deadlines for making voluntary amendments to a patent application.

    Article 47 and 208 of the Korean Patent Law outline the deadlines for making amendments to PCT applications. ◦ Article 47 Amendment of Patent Application (1) An applicant may amend the d...
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  2. I need to send a document to KIPO. What options are available?

    Document submission to KIPO is possible either by fax or by mail. Facsimile number is 82-42-472-7140. You need to press 011 if dialing from the United States. Mailing address is as follows: Internati...
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  3. It is my understanding that since Korea was designated as an International Searching Authority, the subsequent Chapter II Demand must also be filed in Korea. Could you please confirm if the Chapter II Demand is required to be filed in Korea?

    In short, you are not obliged to select KIPO as the IPEA even if you already designated KIPO as the ISA. ISA selection and IPEA selection are separate. Currently there are 7 different IP...
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