KIPO recently became a Depositing Office in DAS for designs

There was a development in the industrial design community last month that almost went unnoticed.  On July 20, 2018, the Korean Intellectual Property Office became a Depositing Office in the DAS system for designs.

This is unfortunately no help for US design filers who wish to claim priority from a Korean priority application, because as of right now, the USPTO and the KIPO are still connected in PDX.  And PDX trumps DAS.  Hopefully Real Soon Now the USPTO will pull the plug on the PDX connection to KIPO, and then US design filers will be able to use DAS to get electronic certified copies of Korean design applications.

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