The Industrial Property Tribunal
(IPT) was established through an amalgamation of the
former Trial Board and Appellate Trial Board. It was
launched concurrently with the Patent Court on March
The IPT is the court of first instance for the
settlement of industrial property-related disputes
and is independently operated within the Korean
Industrial Property Office.
Since its inauguration the IPT has increased the
number of trial judges, strengthened oral hearings,
and focused on enhancing trial judges' expertise,
fairness, and efficiency.