Overview of Intellectual Property Policy and Law of Korea in 2017 AHN, Hyo Jil (Korea University)1
I. OVERVIEW OF LEGISLATION AND POLICY IN 2017
(1) In the field of industrial property rights, the most significant legislative change in 2017 is the implementation of the patent cancellation system and the shortening of the patent review filing period.
In terms of policy, policies for strengthening the competitiveness of intellectual property of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) were newly implemented. Hence, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) has selected SMEs with hig…