About Hanyang

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Welcome to Hanyang.

HANYANG is a global intellectual property boutique law firm that specializes primarily in intellectual property law, including, domestic and international prosecution of patents, trademarks, copyrights, utility models, and designs; complex litigation and appeals; technology transactions; licensing; counseling; and arbitration. Founded in 1985 by Yeon-Soo Kim, the Firm has grown to become one of the leading firms in the Republic of Korea specializing exclusively in intellectual property law.
The Firm has a strong capability when it comes to complex technology because many of its patent attorneys hold undergraduate and advanced degrees in scientific disciplines, such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, genetic engineering, chemistry, biological sciences and pharmaceuticals. Our professionals also bring with them extensive industry experience from multi-national corporations, such as Samsung, IBM Korea, NHN Korea, NHN Japan, KTF (Korea Telecom Freetel), KEP (Korea Engineering Plastics) and also from the Korean Intellectual Property Office as a former patent examiner. Prosecuting applications for patent, trademark and copyright protection is a large part of HANYANG's work. We pride ourselves in employing only the brightest talents who undergo rigorous training via an apprenticeship-type training process. Our seasoned senior patent attorneys carefully monitor and carefully scrutinize their assignments to produce the most skillful, well-rounded attorneys. In the end, our team, which includes a competent staff that conducts patent and trademark searches and closely tracks deadlines, provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to meet the particular needs of each client.
Our litigation team is also second-to-none. In addition to our in-house counsels, we have close affiliations with law firms in every major industrialized nation in the world. Whether a small venture company or a large multinational corporation, our team of patent and general attorneys work closely together to assure efficient quality and individualized service on every matter. By listening to our clients and understanding their business objectives, we aggressively enforce our clients' intellectual property rights to secure the most appropriate form of protection.
Please explore our website to obtain more information about the professionals and practice groups of the Firm. In addition, we have included information about the Korean intellectual property system, including an on-line newsletter of IP-related topics, general forms, and IP-related links.

Chief Managing Partner Yeon-Soo Kim