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Aju Kim Chang & Lee

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Managing Partners: Eun-Sub JUNG
Number of Partners: 29
Number of Lawyers: 56
Languages: English, Japanese, Korean

Firm Overview:
Since founded in 1965, AJU KIM CHANG & LEE has steadily grown into one of the top IP law firms in Korea, providing a full range of IP services from patent prosecution to litigation. In 2009, the firm established a partnership with Kim Chang & Lee, Korea’s oldest law firm, and has been offering comprehensive legal services now with over 260 professionals. Its streamlined workflow enables the firm to provide practical solutions in all IP matters in a one-stop service manner and brings its accumulated expertise and deep-rooted professionalism to the maximum benefit of its clients.

Main Areas of Practice:
IP Prosecution:

70 professionals including 26 patent attorneys and 44 technical specialists providing a broad range of IP prosecution and related services including patent drafting, patent & trademark search, translation, analysis and patent mapping. Handling over 5,500 cases worldwide, including over 4,500 patent, utility model and trademark applications represented before KIPO on behalf of its domestic and international clients.

IP Trial and Litigation:
■ Representation of various companies before KIPO tribunal, patent courts and supreme court in over a hundred cases every year.
■ Representation of Seoul National University before the Supreme Court of Korea to successfully register its name 'Seoul National University', composed of a geographical name 'Seoul' and 'university' as a trademark.
■ Injunction for the Prohibition of unfair competition concerning ‘Cupban’ between ‘CJ Cheiljedang’ and ‘Ottogi’

Licensing/Assignment:
Corporate/M&A: The firm represented leading companies and financial institutions in and out of Korea in many high-profile transactions across a wide range of industries.
■ Coca-Cola’s acquisition of Coca-Cola related assets from four listed Korean companies
■ BASF AG’s acquisition of lysine business from Daesang Group
■ Acquisition of CJ Investment and Securities Co., Ltd. by Hyundai Heavy

Industries Group:
■ Incheon International Airport Expressway Project (BTO)

Banking & Finance:

■ Incheon International Airport Expressway Project (BTO)
■ Subway Line No. 9 Project (BTO)
■ Kyunghee Dongseo Hospital Construction and Operation
■ Offshore SPV’s Offshore Issuance of EBs for the Stock of Schramm Holding AG (a German corporation)