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South Korea: New Regulations to Enter into Force in May 2016

In May 2016 it is expected that new regulations will enter into force which are designed to increase user services for trademark applicants.

Highlights among the new provisions for trademarks applicants includes the possibility to add more goods/services to an application, restoration of a lapsed right will be permitted for all design rights regardless of the use requirements, and the deadline for responding to an office action can be extended up to four months from the present two months.