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October 2021


HANYANG International Patent and Law Welcomes a New Member

Mr. Seung-Yong (S. Yong) Lee joined HANYANG International Patent and Law as of October 1, 2021.
One of the nation’s leading practitioners in the fields of trademark and designs, Mr. Lee brings with him over 20 years of extensive and diverse experience both in practice and leadership. Mr. Lee was formerly a partner at Y. P. Lee, Mock & Partners and worked at other established firms such as Park, Kim & Partners. Mr. Lee served as the president of the Korean Trademark Society in 2014, the chairman of the trademark, design, and copyright committee and a vice-president of the Korea Patent Attorneys Association (“KPAA”) between 2018 and 2020, and currently serves as the director of the Korea Intellectual Property Society, a director of AIPPI-Korea, a member of the trademark committee of AIPPI, and a member of the copyright committee of APAA.
A brief curriculum vitae of Mr. Lee is as follows:
Seung-Yong Lee, partner patent attorney
- B.A., German Language Education, Seoul National University
- M.A. German Language Education, Korea National University of Education
- B.A. Electronics, Soongsil University
- LL.M. Max Planck Institute, Munich Intellectual Property Law Center
- Admitted to the Korea Patent Bar (1997)
- Park, Kim & Partner (1998-2000)
- OORI IP & Partners (2001-2002)
- Y. P. Lee, Mock & Partners (2002- August, 2021)
- IP Law Lecturer, Myongji University (2012)
- Foreign Trademark Systems Lecturer, International Intellectual Property Training Institute (2015-2018)
- Trademark Policy Advisor, Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) (2012)
- President, Korean Trademark Society (2014)
- Planning Director, Korea Patent Attorneys Association (2014-2016)
- Chairman, Trademark, Design, & Copyright Committee, Korea Patent Attorneys Association (KPAA) (2018-2020)
- Panel Member, Korean Internet Address Dispute Resolution Committee (IDRC) (2016-2019)
- Vice-president, Korea Patent Attorneys Association (KPAA) (2018-2020)
- Chairman, Special Committee for Studying IP Systems of North and South Korea (KPAA) (2018-2020)
- Director, Korea Intellectual Property Society (2020-present)
- Director, AIPPI-Korea (2011-present)
- Member, Trademark Committee (AIPPI) (2015-present)
- Member, Copyright Committee (APAA) (2015-present)


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