WIPS is the first online worldwide patent information service provider in South Korea. Since its founding in 1999, WIPS has continued to keep its number one market share position. Starting from on-line patent information service, now we provide a full range of intellectual property services – including Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Industrial Designs, IP Consulting, and IP education.
We still continue developing our online IP services along with up-to-date Korean IT technology. As a result, we currently provide online services to over 100,000 customers from 3,000 Domestic and International companies. With its 98% of contract renewal rate, the online service of WIPS was awarded as a World Class Product by the Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy. WIPS is the only authorized government-designated prior art search institute by KIPO (Korean Intellectual Property Office) in areas of patent, trademark and design.
We have been recognized for our reliability and specialty in the IP Search/ Analysis service provider in South Korea. For reference, KIPO established the PCT International Search and Preliminary Examination Division in 2010 and currently operates as an ISA (International Searching Authority) & an IPEA (International Preliminary Examining Authority) under the PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty).
As the authorized search institute from KIPO, over 200 Intellectual Property Experts, Attorneys, and many other special members cover all clients and receive the best IP Research and Analysis services. In addition, WIPS was awarded ISO 27001 (international information security system) certification for tightly managing and maintaining the customers’ information.
Today, we live in an era of intellectual property and IP management plays a key role, which means information technology and knowledge are the most valuable factors in all industries. Our challenge to become the best IP total service provider in the World, growing side by side with our customers, will never stop.