The following information is based on the most commonly charged fees for trademark and design applications. The fees outlined below have been in effect since May 16, 2021. Please contact us for further information on payments and other fees.

Trademark fees

Description Fee (KRW)
Application Fee
Trademark application fee for each class (Electronic) 62,000
Trademark application fee for each class (Paper)
* Additional charge per number of designated goods exceeding 20 for each class, filed on or after April 1, 2012 (Electronic & Paper)
72,000
2,000
Examination Fee
Application for a priority claim, filed on or after April 1, 2009, for each priority claim 18,000(electronic application)
20,000(paper-based application)
Request for a preferential examination 160,000
Registration Fee
Registration for establishment of right
  a. Single lump sum payment
   - Basic fee:
   - Additional fee for each class in case of multiple class application:
  * Additional charge per number of designated goods exceeding 20 designated goods for each class, filed on or after April 1, 2012
  b. Two installments
   - Basic fee for each installment
   - Additional fee for each class in case of multiple class application
   * Additional charge per number of designated goods exceeding 20 for each class, filed on or after April 1, 2012
211,000
211,000

2,000
132,000
132,000

1,000
Additional registration of designated goods
* Additional charge per number of designated goods exceeding 20 for each class, filed on or after April 1, 2012,
211,000
2,000
Renewal of registration
  a. Single lump sum payment
   - Basic fee:
   - Additional fee for each class :
  * Additional charge per number of designated goods exceeding 20 for each class, filed on or after April 1, 2012,
  b. Two installments
   - Basic fee for each installment
   - Additional fee for each class
  * Additional charge per number of designated goods exceeding 20 for each class, filed on or after April 1, 2012
310,000
310,000
2,000
194,000
194,000
1,000
Late renewal of registration (When renewal is applied for after the expiration of the term of registration):
  a. Single lump sum payment
   - Basic fee:
   - Additional fee for each class :
  * Additional charge per number of designated goods exceeding 20 for each class, filed on or after April 1, 2012
  b. Two installments
   - Basic fee for each installment
   - Additional fee for each class
  * Additional charge per number of designated goods exceeding 20 for each class, filed on or after April 1, 2012
340,000
340,000
2,000
213,000
213,000
1,000
Others
Request to divide types of goods or designated goods :
  a. When dividing multiple-designated trademark application, for each divided application:
  b. Others:
10,000

Application fee
Filling an opposition to a registration, for each class 50,000
Converted application fee
Trademark application into service mark application, for each case
9,000(electronic application)
10,000(paper-based application)

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Design fees

Description Fee (KRW)
Application Fee
Request for a substantive examination
  a. Design application fee (Electronic):
  b. Design application fee(Paper):

94,000
104,000
Request for partial-substantive examination
  a. Design application fee for each design (Electronic) :
  b. Design application fee for each design (Paper):

45,000
55,000
Examination Fee
Application for a priority design, for each priority design
  a. Basic fee
18,000(electronic application)
20,000(paper-based application)
Request for a reexamination, for each design (Electronic):
  a. Basic fee
30,000
Request for a reexamination, for each design (Paper): 40,000
Request for a preferential examination 70,000
Annual Fee
Substantive examination
  a. 1 to 3 years, annually, for each design (Grant fee is included)
  b. 4 to 6 years, annually, for each design
  c. 7 to 9 years, annually, for each design
  d. 10 to 12 years, annually, for each design
  e. 13 to 20 years, annually, for each design

25,000
35,000
70,000
140,000
210,000
Partial-substantive examination
  a. 1 to 3 years, annually, for each design (Grant fee is included)
  b. 4 to 20 years, annually, for each design

25,000
34,000
Others
Converting non-substantive examination into substantive examination (Electronic): 53,000
Converting non-substantive examination into substantive examination (Paper) : 63,000
Request for a secret design, for each design : 18,000(electronic application)
20,000(paper-based application)
Request for laying-open of a design application, for each case : 21,000(electronic application)
24,000(paper-based application)
Filling an opposition to a registration, for each design : 50,000
Divisional application fee:
When dividing a multiple-design application, for each divided application,

a. In case of division into same application






b. In case of division partial substantive examination application into substantive examination application




c. others


10,000
(electronic application)
20,000
(paper-based application)
59,000
(electronic application)
69,000
(paper-based application)
Application fee

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Payment methods

All fees can be paid either by direct deposit to a bank in Korea, or by means of a giro (electronic billing system). To utilize either method, you will need a residential or business address in Korea because of the unique online certificate system. Please note that the fees are NOT paid directly to KIPO or a KIPO account.

If you have a residential address in Korea, you are legally entitled to handle application procedures yourself. When you receive an application number, you should submit a Certificate of the Facts of Alien Registration, which is issued by the Korean Immigration Office or your local district (Gu) office.

There are three ways you can make the payment. First, you can use the electronic application system to pay the fees online or via a giro online.This can't be done from abroad because of the unique online certificate system used in Korea.

Second, you can visit our office in person and submit form(23,25), at which time they will issue you a receipt. Once you are issued the receipt, you can pay the fee at any bank in Korea, and the fee is to be paid by the next day.

Third, you can send a Korean postal money order with the completed payment form. *Please note that all documentation must be in Korean, not English. For further information, please contact our customer service center (1544-8080, Korean only).

If you do not have a residential or business address in Korea, you should appoint a representative to complete all application procedures. If you do appoint a representative, please note you will also need to submit a power of attorney for the representative. (Form 2)

If you would like to appoint a patent attorney, contact the Korean Patent Attorneys Association at:

Tel: +82 (2) 3486-3486
Fax: +82 (2) 3486-3511
E-mail: kpaa@kpaa.or.kr

  • Last updated 09 August 2021
  • Information & Customer Policy Division