How to file Design Application
A design application can be filed directly with the KIPO (Korean Intellectual Property Office) or with the help of a legal representative (patent attorney).

When your design is considered to be important and valuable, it is recommendable to file the application with the help of a professional representative. If you need help of patent attorney, please contact einpat@einpat.com.

If you are trying to file a design application directly with KIPO, you can contact http://www.patent.go.kr/jsp/ka/prestep/codeapp/CodeAppIndex.jsp to apply for Applicant’s Identification Number and Authority to Access Electronic Document, and proceed with filing procedures referring to the guidelines.
Application Forms
Application forms for filing design application can be obtained by downloading and installing Word Processing Software provided at http://www.patent.go.kr/jsp/ka/navigation/NaviStepC.jsp.

Object of a design application may be a three dimensional design, a two dimensional design or a typeface. Details of Application Forms of drawings for a most frequently used three dimensional design are provided below.
DRAWINGS FOR THREE DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
OBJECT FOR DESIGN APPLICATION
Print title in Korean. {Print title in English.}
TECHNICAL FIELD
Print title of the design.
DESCRIPTION OF DESIGN APPLICATION
Describe brief explanation of the object for design application and drawings.
ABSTRACT
Describe documents about the prior art.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW
Insert perspective view.
FRONT VIEW
Insert front view.
REAR VIEW
Insert rear view.
LEFT SIDE VIEW
Insert left side view.
RIGHT SIDE VIEW
Insert right side view.
TOP VIEW
Insert top view.
BOTTOM VIEW
Insert bottom view.
For a three dimensional design, basically one perspective view from which the overall shape can be recognized and six drawings seen from six different directions are inserted in the application form.

Drawings of a design application are published after registration. Published design can be searched and retrieved from a website www.kipris.or.kr. For a confidential purpose, a registered design may be kept unpublished for a limited period of time not longer than three years from the date of registration.