Ik-Hyun Seo has vast experience with both US and Korean IP litigation and prosecution matters, and represents a broad range of multinational clients – including high-tech companies, luxury and fashion companies, sporting goods, etc. His detailed knowledge of the similarities and differences between these jurisdictions has served as a valuable asset when advising foreign clients on IP management and enforcement strategies for Korea. With his network and experience in Asia, he also serves as the Asia regional outside counsel for a number of clients.
Mr Seo has received recognition in the field of intellectual property by all major legal publications. He has been recognised as a “leading lawyer” in intellectual property by Asia Law & Practice; a “leading individual” in intellectual property by The Legal 500; a recommended lawyer by Chambers; a “leading IP and TMT Lawyer” by International Financial Law Review; and a “recommended” and “highly recommended” attorney for IP in Korea by PLC. He has also been included in in the top rank for all three individual lawyer categories of World Trademark Review (anti-counterfeiting; enforcement and litigation; and prosecution and strategy); in a list of “IP STARS” by Managing Intellectual Property; and in Who's Who Legal: Trademarks. He is also the winner of the 2015 Client Choice Award for Trademarks, from Lexology and ILO. He serves as a domain name dispute panellist and a legal rights objection panellist with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
WWL says: Ik-Hyun Seo is “one of the best practitioners for enforcement strategies in Korea for multinational clients”
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