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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

Intellectual Property

5 ranked lawyersBand 2South KoreaGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Full-service group with the capability to advise on prosecution, transactional matters and litigation in respect of all IP assets. Serves a diverse range of clients, including manufacturers of luxury brands, entertainment groups, pharmaceutical conglomerates and technology developers. Frequently sought out for investigations and compliance involving trade secrets, in both civil and criminal actions. Also able to advise on data protection and privacy matters.

Strengths

A client notes that during a recent case, the team "showed an outstanding ability to provide reliable conclusions, with detailed analysis based on their expertise."

"BKL’s greatest advantage is that the firm has a lot of lawyers who are expert in each practice area, and so can provide comprehensive legal advice," notes another client, who is "very much satisfied with their client service and commercial awareness."

Work highlights

Acted for Corning on its patent infringement lawsuit brought against AvanStrate Korea.

Notable practitioners

Hoo Dong Lee is well known for his long-term involvement in the IP market and is particularly well versed in patent litigation. He brings to bear over two decades of experience handling contentious IP work and advises clients from the manufacturing, pharmaceutical and technology industries. In addition, he continues to advise on Japan-related IP matters.

Jihyun Kim specialises in contentious IP matters and receives praise from a source for her "defence ability" in litigious cases. She acts on disputes involving trade secret, copyright and data protection issues. She is endorsed by a client, who reports that she is "knowledgeable and can immediately provide accurate responses."

Junghi Park is singled out by a source for his "excellent legal judgement and ability." He regularly handles patent litigation, with a particular focus on pharmaceutical and chemical patents. A client notes that "as a former judge, he has a deep understanding of the nature of litigation."

Taeck Soo Kwon brings to bear his valuable experience as a former Patent Court and High Court judge to represent clients in patent invalidations, infringement cases and copyright disputes. A market source is impressed by both the "quality of his work and reputation," while a pleased client praises his "practical know-how."

Taeuk Kang enters the rankings after receiving support for his dispute resolution practice in the IP space. He has particular experience advising on IP disputes, including copyright enforcement actions and royalty disputes arising in the technology, media and gaming sectors.

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Overview

BKL’s IP Group is comprised of 28 IP attorneys-at-law from BKL and 45 patent attorneys specializing in various technical fields from BKL Patent Law Firm (“BKL PLF”). In addition, our IP Group has in-house researchers and staff members who have expertise in each of the technical fields covered by our practice. The combined forces of BKL and BKL PLF enable us to handle any IPR-related matter with specialized knowledge and efficiency; and, the close collaboration among our members ensures an efficient handling of our cases, resulting in a high rate of success for our clients. 

The BKL IP Group provides the highest level of services to our clients based on our expertise and hands-on experience in the areas of IP litigation and dispute resolution. Our services in this area encompass representing clients in connection with the enforcement and dispute resolution involving IPR, including litigation, invalidation and revocation of trial decisions relating to patents, utility models, trademarks and design rights, and litigation for infringement of copyrights and trade secrets, as well as mediation and arbitration involving IP-related disputes. 

The members of the BKL IP Group include former judges of the Patent Court and the Supreme Court, who bring their extensive experiences from their days as IP judges. We also have patent attorneys who have reviewed cases at the Intellectual Property Tribunal and the Patent Court.

Members

Kim, Jihyun (Head of Department)

Kwon, Taeck Soo (Head of Department)

Lee, Catherine Eun Kyeong (Head of Department)

Kang, Taeuk

Lee, Myung Kyu

Min, Ingi

Nam, Mun Ki

Park, Junghi

Clients

Hanmi Pharmaceutical

Hyundai Motors

KT Corp.

LG Chemical

Mitsubishi Electric

Naver Corp.

Netflix

Samsung Electronics

SK Hynix

Sumitomo Chemical

Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Aerospace & Defence

Automobiles & Parts

Automobiles & Parts

Chemicals

Chemicals

Construction & Materials

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education

Education

Energy

Energy

Food & Drink Producers

Food & Drink Producers

Government

Government

Health Care

Health Care

Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Media

Media

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Sports

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Travel & Leisure

Utilities

Intellectual Property

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

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Location

Tower B, Centropolis, Ujeongguk-ro

Jongno-gu

Seoul

Seoul

South Korea

03161

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South Korea

Intellectual Property


Hoo Dong Lee
Band 2, Foreign expert for Japan
Junghi Park
Band 4
Taeck Soo Kwon
Band 2