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Admitted to bar
Korean Patent Bar, 1995
Education: Seoul National University, Department of Philosophy, College of Human Science (B.S. 1991, Entrance in 1977)
International Intellectual Property Training Institute of Korea (1996-1997)
Articles and Works
Comparative study on the Protection of Trade Dress in the U.S., Japan and Korea (1996)
Industrial Property Laws, Design Protection Law and Trademark Law (2001, 2002)
Lectures on the Design Protection Law (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)
Special Lectures on the Copyright Law (1996)
Introduction to the Phenomenology of Mind (Translation. 1985)
Hegel and Frankfurt School (Translation. 1983), and etc
Intellectual Property Laws (2005~2017. Kyunghee Univ.)
Intellectual Property Concert - a Solution for Innovation and Growth in the Age of 4th Industrial Revolution (2020. Thinksmart Publishing Company)
Professional Experiences
Member and Chief of IP Law Department, Aram International Law Offices (1996~2000)
Founder and Senior Partner of Haeorom International Patent & Law office(2000~)
Member
Korean Patent Attorneys Association (“KPAA”)
Asian Patent Attorneys Association (“APAA”)
Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle (“AIPPI”)
Korean Trademark Society
Korean Trademark & Design Association (KOTA)
Activities
Special committee member of the KPAA for research on patent litigation system (1998)
Lecturer of Patent Law, Trademark Law, Design Protection Law and Copyright Law, Hanbit Intellectual Property Research Center, etc.(1996~2002)
Planning Director of Patent Bar Alumni Association (2001)
MC of “Now is the Era of Patent War,” MBN TV (Feb. 2001 ~ May. 2001)
Member of Committee on Patent Attorney’s Qualifications of the KIPO (2002~2006)
Director of Seoul National University Alumni Association (2004~)
Recommended expert for patent dispute consultant pool, Korean Electronic Association (2005~ )
Member of Patent Attorney Examination Board (2005)
Member of the National Unification Advisory Council for President (2005~2007)
Adjunct professor of Intellectual Property Laws, Kyunghee University, Department of Information Display (2005~ )
Committee Chairman of fees and tax research committee, KPAA (2006)
Awardee of official commendation from the commissioner of the KIPO in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the KPAA(2007)
Member of Editorial Committee for "60 Year History of the KPAA" (2007).Received an appreciation plaque from the KPAA for the activities as a Member of Editorial Committee for "60 Year History of the KPAA" (2008. 2.)
Received a diploma of honor from the KPAA for the distinguished services as a patent attorney over 10 years (2008. 2.)
Director of the KPAA (2008)
Member of Intellectual Property Advisory Board for the Korea Trade Commission ("KTC"), Ministry of Knowledge and Economy (1st Term; 2008. 5. 28 ~ 2010. 5. 27)
Advisory Committee Member for the Trademark and Design Examination Policy Division of the KIPO (2009 ~ 2010)
Advisory Counsel in Trademark and Design matters for the Intellectual Property Protection Division of the KIPO and the Korea Intellectual Property Protection Association
Representative of the KPAA (2010. 5.)
Vice-Chairman of the Representatives Assembly of the KPAA (2010. 6.)
Member of Intellectual Property Advisory Board for the Korea Trade Commission ("KTC"), Ministry of Knowledge and Economy (2nd Term; 2011. 1. 28 ~ 2013. 1. 27)
Advisory Counsel for Trademark Field Policy, Commissioner of the KIPO (2011. 1. 27)
Director of the Korean Trademark Association (KOTA. 2011)
Representative of the KPAA (2012. 5. the second term)
Chairman of the Representatives Assembly of the KPAA (2012. 5. ~ 2014. 3.)
Member of Intellectual Property Advisory Board for the Korea Trade Commission ("KTC"), Ministry of Knowledge and Economy (3rd Term; 2013. 5. 2 ~ 2015. 5. 1)
Representative of the KPAA (2012. 4. the 3rd term)
Director of the Korean Trademark & Design Association (KOTA. 2015)
Member of Intellectual Property Advisory Board for the Korea Trade Commission ("KTC"), Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (4th Term; 2015. 5. 18 ~ 2017. 5. 17.)
Member of INTA, Member of Famous and Well-known Marks sub-committe, etc. (1998~2016)
Chairman of Research Society for Development of Knowledge(IP) Industries (2005~2016)
Korean Group Delegate for Trademark Committee of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) (2010~2015)
Audit of AIPPI KOREA (2014~2017)
Chairman of KPAA(Korean Patent Attorneys Association)'s Special Committee for Rectification of Patent Attorneys Law Enforcement Decree (2016)
Director of The Tomorrow Association (2016 ~ 2017)
40th President of the KPAA (Korean Patent Attorneys Association) (2018. 3 ~ 2020. 1.)
Received Meritorious Honor Award from the Chairman of the National Assembly recognizing distinguished services for the development of IP and supports for the related activities of National Assembly in Korea (2020. 2.)
Languages
Korean, English, French and Japanese (reading only)
 
<Patent and utility model cases - trials and litigations>
- Re:Samsung Corporation Vs. Korea Communications Engineering Co., Ltd.,(1998), obtained favorable decision to Samsung from the Patent Court for invalidation of utility model registration of “Waiting turn system” (Utility Model Reg. No. 95235)
- Re:Ascolite AG; Uniimpex Korea Vs. Woo, Jong-Yun, (1999), obtained favorable decision to Ascolite AG from the District Court for preminary injunction and damage claims based on infringement of patent right “Method and apparatus for winding round the stem of a button sewn onto an article of clothing” (Patent Reg. No. 69698)
- Re: Saman Technical Development Co., Ltd. Vs. Ye, Jong-Jeong; Hong, Soon Beom, (1998), obtained favorable decision to Ye, Jong-Jeong from the District Court for a stay of execution and opposition against preliminary injunction based on non-infringement of utility model registration of “Fabricated lattice block for slope” (Utility Model Reg. No. 77075)
- Re: The Dow Chemical Company Vs. Hankuk Polyol Co., Ltd; Koram Plastics Co., Ltd., (2000), obtained favorable decisions to Koram et al. from the District Court against damage claims based on patent infringement and from the Patent Court for invalidation of patent registration of “Active hydrogen-containing composition and internal mold release composition” (Patent Reg. No. 20638)
- Re: Ahn, Eei-Sik Vs. HiQ Co., Ltd.; Kim, Dong Gyu, / Dongwoo Industries Co., Ltd.; Hansol Vision Co., Ltd., (2001), obtained favorable decisions to Dongwoo et al. from the Patent Court for invalidation of patent registrations of “Surface mount and restorative type delineator” and confirming the scopes of patent rights (Patent Reg. Nos. 190118 and 234811)
<Trademark cases - trials and litigations>
- Re: Samsung Corporation (“HOMEPLUS”) Vs. Nasan Department Store (“HOMEPLACE”); Nasan Distribution Co., Ltd (1998), obtained favorable decision to Samsung from the District Court for preliminary injunction and damage claims based on infringement of trademark rights and Unfair Competition Prevention Act.
- Re: Ilbo Finance Co. Ltd. Vs. AM Korea Co., Ltd, (2002), obtained favorable decisions to Ilbo from the KIPT and the Patent Court against cancellation trial based on “non-use of trademark” with regard to the mark ?“AQuam+Device” (Trademark Reg. No. 207885)
- Re :Ilbo Finance Co., Ltd. Vs. Choi, Song-Kyun, (2007), obtained favorable decision to Ilbo from the KIPT and the Patent Court for invalidation of pirated trademark registration with regard to the mark “AQuam+Device” (Trademark Reg. No. 450148)
- Re: Namyang Co., Ltd. Vs. Amore Pacific Co., Ltd, (2005), obtained favorable decisions to Namyang from the KIPT for invalidations of trademark registrations with regard to the marks “Art 毛 아르모”(Trademark Reg. No. 558696) and “아르모” (Trademark Reg. No. 542121)
- Re: Namyang Co., Ltd. Vs. Amore Pacific Co., Ltd, (2006), obtained favorable decisions to Namyang from the Patent Court against invalidation trial of trademark registrations with regard to the marks “아르몽”(Trademark Reg. No. 586710) and “ARMON” (Trademark Reg. No. 586711)
<Other IP cases-consultations, dispute resolutions>
- Performed litigation and opposition against preliminary injunction and appeals thereto in relation to infringement of right based on Computer Program Protection Law regarding “font program” (1999)
- Performed complaint against infringement of trademark right related to manufacture, and sale of automobile components
- Performed invalidation trial against trademark registration “SecureSoft” and obtained a decision of invalidation by reason of non-distinctiveness (Trademark Reg. No. 451455)
- Performed invalidation trial against pirated trademark registration by local distributor in relation to the well-known golf-club brand “ASX”
- Performed infringement investigation and provided legal opinion related to patent right, trademark right and design right with regard to “Refill inkjet cartridge”
- Performed prior registered patent search and legal review on the case related to “Online auction solution module”
- Performed review and provided legal opinion on the patent infringement issues in relation to “Hybrid amplifier module”
- Performed legal review on the patent infringement issue in relation to “Online recruiting method”
- Performed technical consultation project regarding core technique of “Unified drainage system”
 
 
Education & Career
Sogang University (Entrance in 1988 : Major Chemistry, Minor Physics)
Admitted to Bar : Korean Patent Bar (1995)
International Intellectual Property Training Institute of Korea (1996-1997)
Admitted to Bar : Korean Bar (2009)
Judicial Research & Training Institute, the Supreme Court of Korea (2010-2011)
Elawoon Law-Firm Partner Attorney
 
IP Litigations (Patent, Trademark, Design, Trade secret, Copyright etc.)
General Legal Services (Civil and Criminal Procedures & Consulting)