Guide

Intellectual property rights when trading in Korea

Introduction

South Korea - officially the Republic of Korea - is one of UK's priority high growth markets. Bilateral trade between the two countries already exceeds £6 billion a year.

If you plan to do business in Korea, or grow your existing business there, you should make every effort to protect your intellectual property (IP) overseas.

This guide will tell you how IP operates in Korea and what legal systems, including international conventions, establish protection of IP rights in this country.

It will also explain how to register and enforce your IP rights in Korea, and find key organisations which can offer you help and support in the market.