Economy / Trade
Arirang Patent & Trademark Office
The Arirang Patent & Trademark Office (APTO) located in downtown of Pyongyang, the capital of the DPRK, is a professional agency which deals with IP rights such as patent, trademark and copyrights, and lawsuits related to them.
APTO employs scores of doctors of engineering and laws, patent and trademark attorneys who graduated from the post-graduate course, translators and lawyers.
It conducts its business in close contact with CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office, Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office, COHAUSZ & FLORACK in Germany and other agencies.