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Jae Hoon Kim

Jae Hoon Kim

Lee & KoHanjin Building63 Namdaemun-ro, Jung-guSeoulKorea04532

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

Korea - Franchise 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jae Hoon Kim has an “excellent reputation” among peers and clients alike for his international and domestic franchise practice. 

Biography

Jae Hoon Kim joined Lee & Ko in 1986 and practised in the corporate practice group for 10 years. Mr Kim then became head of the IP practice group at Lee & Ko where he earned a reputation as a brilliant IP litigation strategist, and was named as a top IP practitioner by numerous evaluators, including The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. In 2013, Mr. Kim became the managing partner of Lee & Ko.

Throughout his professional career, Mr Kim has been involved in a number of landmark cases. He was the lead counsel in a patent infringement lawsuit in connection with nappy-related patents, and a landmark case where he successfully vitiated the largest damages ever claimed in Korea. He has also represented multinational companies in patent litigations covering the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, mechanical, electrical, telecommunications, and computer software industries.

Mr Kim has advised and represented numerous foreign trademark owners in trademark disputes enforcing their trademark rights. He has also represented a number of famous musical artists, actors and actresses in high-profile copyright disputes. In particular, he successfully represented a client in the first “functional drawing copyright” lawsuit in the history of Korean jurisprudence.

Mr Kim’s in-depth experience in unfair competition covers a broad context, including trade secret misappropriation. He advised and represented a number of high-tech companies in cross-border trade secret misappropriation cases and assisted in establishing guidelines for trade secret protection. His enforcement strategies have also been proven effective against counterfeiters and cybersquatters in domain name disputes.

Mr Kim is also an expert in IP licensing. He advised on numerous licensing matters that arise in connection with research and development, patents, trademarks, and know-how, In addition, he has served as vice chair for the distribution and licensing committee of the International Bar Association; drafted Korean Fair Trade Commission guidelines for licensing; and authored “Experience and Practice of Regulating Industrial Property Licensing and Transfer of Technology Agreement in Relation to Promotion of Trade and Investment in the Republic of Korea” (WIPO, 1993).

Mr Kim has been recognised for his ability to effectively manage cases relating to product liability, environment and safety, white-collar crime and other complex matters that require the organic and comprehensive collaboration of multiple practice areas, and which have far-reaching impact on the viability of the clients’ businesses in Korea and abroad.

Lastly, Mr Kim’s experience in international franchises is unrivalled. He has advised and represented franchisors in negotiations for international hotels, family restaurants, fast-food chains and coffee franchises. He is a frequent lecturer at the International Franchise Lawyers Association and authored “Legislation and Regulation Relevant to Franchises in Korea” (IFLA, 2003). He has been is a lecturer at the Judicial Research and Training Institute of Korea and the International Intellectual Property Training Institute since 1993.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jae Hoon Kim is an "excellent" lawyer with a distinguished reputation as an IP litigator and transactions specialist. 

Biography

Jae Hoon Kim joined Lee & Ko in 1986 and practised in the corporate practice group for 10 years. Mr Kim then became head of the IP practice group at Lee & Ko, where he earned a reputation as a brilliant IP litigation strategist and was named as a top IP practitioner by numerous evaluators, including The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. In 2013, Mr Kim became the managing partner of Lee & Ko.

Throughout his professional career, Mr Kim has been involved in a number of landmark cases. He was the lead counsel in a patent infringement lawsuit in connection with nappy-related patents, and another landmark case where he successfully vitiated the largest damages ever claimed in Korea. He also represented multinational companies in patent litigations covering the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, mechanical, electrical, telecoms, and computer software industries.

Mr Kim has advised and represented numerous foreign trademark owners in trademark disputes enforcing their trademark rights. He has also represented a number of famous musical artists, actors and actresses in high-profile copyright disputes. In particular, he successfully represented a client in the first “functional drawing copyright” lawsuit in the history of Korean jurisprudence.

Mr Kim’s in-depth experience in unfair competition covers a broad context, including trade secret misappropriation. He advised and represented a number of high-tech companies in cross-border trade secret misappropriation cases and assisted in establishing guidelines for trade secret protection. His enforcement strategies have also been proven effective against counterfeiters and cybersquatters in domain name disputes.

Mr Kim is also an expert in IP licensing. He has advised on numerous licensing matters in connection with research and development, patents, trademarks and know-how. In addition, he has served as vice chair for the distribution and licensing committee of the International Bar Association; drafted Korean Fair Trade Commission guidelines for licensing; and authored “Experience and Practice of Regulating Industrial Property Licensing and Transfer of Technology Agreement in Relation to Promotion of Trade and Investment in the Republic of Korea” (WIPO, 1993).

Mr Kim has been recognised for his ability to effectively manage cases relating to product liability, environment and safety, white-collar crime and other complex matters that require the organic and comprehensive collaboration of multiple practice areas, and which have a far-reaching impact on the viability of the clients’ businesses in Korea and abroad.

Lastly, Mr Kim’s experience in international franchises is unrivalled. He has advised and represented franchisors in negotiations for international hotels, family restaurants, fast-food chains and coffee franchises. He is a frequent lecturer at the International Franchise Lawyers’ Association and authored “Legislation and Regulation Relevant to Franchises in Korea” (IFLA, 2003). He has been a lecturer at the Judicial Research and Training Institute of Korea and the International Intellectual Property Training Institute since 1993.

Korea - Litigation 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jae Hoon Kim is a leading litigator, with particular expertise in complex patent and trademark litigation.

Biography

Jae Hoon Kim joined Lee & Ko in 1986 and practised in the corporate practice group for 10 years. Mr Kim then moved to head the IP practice group at Lee & Ko, where he earned a reputation as a brilliant IP litigation strategist and was named as a top IP practitioner by numerous ranking organisations, including The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. In 2013, Mr Kim became the managing partner of Lee & Ko.

Throughout his professional career, Mr Kim has been involved in a number of landmark cases. He was the lead counsel in a patent infringement lawsuit in connection with nappy-related patents, another landmark case where he successfully vitiated the largest damages ever claimed in Korea. He has also represented multinational companies in patent litigations in the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, mechanical, electrical, telecommunications and computer software industries.

Mr Kim has advised and represented numerous foreign trademark owners in trademark disputes, helping them to enforce their trademark rights. He has also represented a number of famous musical artists, actors and actresses in high-profile copyright disputes. In particular, he successfully represented a client in the first “functional drawing copyright” lawsuit in the history of Korean jurisprudence.

Mr Kim’s in-depth experience in unfair competition covers a broad range of areas, including trade secret misappropriation. He has advised and represented a number of high-tech companies in cross-border trade secret misappropriation cases, and assisted in establishing guidelines for trade secret protection. His enforcement strategies have also proven effective against counterfeiters and cybersquatters in domain-name disputes.

Mr Kim is also an expert in IP licensing. He has advised on numerous licensing matters relating to research and development, patents, trademarks and know-how, In addition, he served as vice chair of the International Bar Association distribution and licensing committee; drafted the Korean Fair Trade Commission guidelines for licensing; and authored Experience and Practice of Regulating Industrial Property Licensing and Transfer of Technology Agreement in Relation to Promotion of Trade and Investment in the Republic of Korea (WIPO, 1993).

Mr Kim has been recognised for his ability to effectively manage cases relating to product liability; environment and safety; and white-collar crime, as well as other complex cases that require organic and comprehensive collaboration of multiple practice areas and have a far-reaching impact on the viability of clients’ businesses in Korea and abroad.

Lastly, Mr Kim’s experience in international franchises is unrivalled. He has advised and represented franchisors in negotiations for international hotels, family restaurants, fast-food chains and coffee franchises. He is a frequent lecturer at the International Franchise Lawyers Association and authored Legislation and Regulation Relevant to Franchises in Korea (IFLA, 2003). Moreover, he has been a lecturer at the Judicial Research and Training Institute of Korea and the International Intellectual Property Training Institute since 1993.

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