No, only upon invitation from July 2009.
You don't need to send the original, unless you receive an invitation to do so because the fax-transmitted document is cut or hard to read.
If you want, IP Korea Center(IPKC) can forward your document to KIPO by fax. Please keep in mind that this forwarding is an assistance. We don"t have any authority to receive this document officially on behalf of KIPO. The responsibility is yours. If you understand and agree with it, please send us a written notice for assistance with forwarding the documents.
(Fax : 703-388-1084)
Every notice of change in person, name or address of the agent should be addressed to the International Bureau or to the receiving Office.
The receiving Office also notifies it to the International Bureau. The International Bureau then notifies the ISA/KR of the change.
No. There is no alternative fax number.
Yes. KIPO is not open to the public on Saturday or Sunday, and PCT Rule 80.5 states that the period shall expire on a subsequent day on which such circumstances don"t exist. Always remember that Korean local time is 14 hours ahead of the EST when daylight saving time is not applied. That means it"s already midnight of that day in Korea at 10:00 AM EST in the United States.
As far as we know, when there is a change in the address of the applicant, inventor, agent, or common representative, the applicant or the receiving Office should ask the International Bureau to record the change. However in most cases, the Receiving Office does not know whether your address has been changed until you notify them. If requested, the International Bureau records the change and notifies all Offices and PCT Authorities interested in the change accordingly.
The Request for recording of the change must be made in writing and may be sent either to the Receiving Office(RO) or to the International Bureau(IB). KIPO needs a concrete basis for record change, and your letter or fax regarding address change does not form that basis. Only an official document from the IB can cause this change. IB tends to move faster with such specific Requests from customers like you. When sending a fax to the IB, please describe all the PCT application numbers so that they can process your address change at one time.
With effect from December 01, 2014, the Korean Intellectual Property Office(KIPO) as International Searching Authority (ISA) and/or International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) sends notifications by e-mail to the applicants who have chosen it as ISA or IPEA.
Please note that the first notification of form PCT/ISA/202 from ISA and/or the form PCT/IPEA/402 from the IPEA includes the password to open the subsequent notifications regarding your PCT application concerned.
The password will be found in the bottom part of form 202 or form 402 you received. Also please keep your password in mind for the further procedures.