Intellectual Property Infringement Confirmation Program (Type C)

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Intellectual Property Infringement Confirmation Program (Type C)

What is Infringement Verification?

  • This is a program that inspects whether intellectual property rights are violated by receiving reports of suspected counterfeiting from distribution member companies, import/export member companies, and related organizations.

How to apply

  • Member companies wishing to use this program should prepare the following information and apply.
    • Application : Applicant information, target company information, target product information (brand/model/item/quantity), sales type
      ※ Application form :
    • Documents to be submitted : Documents proving the fact of overseas distribution and import
      (ex. Customs import declaration certificate, invoice, purchase receipt, etc.)
    • Contact
      Address : th floor, Korean Customs Society, 20 Eonju- ro 129-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06104
      E-mail : yi2613@e-tipa.org
      Phone : 02-3445-3761

Processing date

  • (Processing stage) The TIPA office checks the list of requested products, reviews risk factors by brand and item to prepare for diagnosis, receives the product and conducts an assessment, organizes the results and notifies the applicant It proceeds in three steps.
  • (Processing period) Normally, it takes about 10 business days in total for the 3rd stage process. However, depending on the quantity, it may take an additional 5 days. If the period is delayed due to unavoidable circumstances, the reason and required period will be closely discussed with the reporter.

Comparison of TIPA intellectual property infringement inspection types

Division Infringement inspection (Type A) Infringement diagnosis (Type B) Infringement confirmation (Type C)
Applicant Distributor
(member/non-member company)
Distributor
(member company/non-member company that has been pre-qualified)
Distributor
(member company)Import and export member companies
Checker TIPA TIPA TIPA
Target product Directly
imported goods from distributors (all)
Imported goods from distributors’ partners
(sample/transmission)
Imported goods other than distributors
and their partners (sample/transmission)
Inspection time before retail sale before retail sale after retail sale
Method of inspection
  • Application for inspection
    (distributor)
  • Sample photo shoot
    (TIPA)
  • Sample Appraisal
    (Intellectual Holder)
  • Total Inspection
    (TIPA)
  • - System Inspection
    - Visual Inspection
  • Application for diagnosis
    (distributor)
  • Diagnosis of Importer Infringement Risk Sample photo shoot
  • Sample photo shoot
    (TIPA)
  • Sample Appraisal
    (Intellectual Holder))
  • Comprehensive examination
    (IPA, limited to applicants who wish to apply)
  • - System Inspection
    - Visual Inspection
  • Application for diagnosis
    (consumer, etc.)
  • Acceptance of Goods
    (TIPA)
  • Photography
    (TIPA)
  • emotion
    (intellectual person)
  • Comprehensive examination
    (TIPA, limited to applicants who wish to apply)
  • - System Inspection
    - Visual Inspection
Follow up
  • Notification of evaluation result
    (TIPA→Applicant)
  • Confirmation of collection
    and disposal of infringing goods
    (intellectual right holder+TIPA)
  • Notification of evaluation result
    (TIPA→Applicant)
  • Confirmation of collection
    and disposal of infringing goods
    (intellectual right holder+TIPA)
  • Notification of evaluation result
    (TIPA→Applicant)
  • Confirmation of collection
    and disposal of infringing goods
    (intellectual right holder+TIPA)