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Sun Chang

Sun Chang

Lee & KoHanjin Building63 Namdaemun-ro, Jung-guSeoulKorea04532

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

Korea - Franchise

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Sun Chang is a “very knowledgeable practitioner” who “provides timely and practical advice and excellent communication skills”. He is a “highly practical and commercial lawyer” who excels on franchise transactions and registrations.

Biography

Sun Chang is a partner in Lee & Ko’s intellectual property practice group.  While he focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law, Mr Chang is particularly well-respected in the Korean legal community for his expertise in patent litigation, trade secrets protection, franchising and IP licensing.

Since beginning his practice in 2000, Mr Chang has advised and represented numerous high-profile foreign and domestic clients in patent disputes in the context of infringement and invalidation actions in wide spectrum of patents covering LCD, drillship, LNG carrier, and telecommunications technologies.

Mr Chang has advised clients on protection of trade secrets and successfully represented various clients before the Korean courts in some of the largest and precedent-setting trade secrets misappropriation disputes involving electrical steel manufacturing technology between large steel manufacturers, and manufacturing technology of polysilicon. In addition to his dynamic litigation practice, Mr Chang has acted as counsel to many well-known Korean conglomerates in establishing their policies and guidelines for the protection of trade secrets.

In addition, Mr Chang is an expert in IP licensing and is recognised to have unrivalled experience in franchising in the Korean legal community. He has worked with high-profile domestic and international franchisors in every phase of franchising across every industry segment, including international hotels, fast-food restaurants, and fashion and apparel retailers. Mr Chang also advises foreign franchisors on anti-competition compliance and other regulatory matters before the Korea Fair Trade Commission.

Mr Chang is a member of the Korean Bar Association, the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, and the IBA franchise committee. He is a prolific speaker at various conferences on up-to-date topics relating to IP and franchising.

Korea - Intellectual Property

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Sun Chang is a well-recognised name in the Korean IP market where he is commended for his expert handling of patent litigation proceedings.

Biography

Sun Chang is a partner in Lee & Ko’s intellectual property practice group. While he focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law, Mr Chang is particularly well respected in the Korean legal community for his expertise in patent litigation, trade secrets protection, franchising and IP licensing.

Since beginning his practice in 2000, Mr Chang has advised and represented numerous high-profile foreign and domestic clients in patent disputes in the context of infringement and invalidation actions in wide spectrum of patents covering LCD, drillship, LNG carrier, and telecommunications technologies.

Mr Chang has advised clients on protection of trade secrets and successfully acted on various clients before the Korean courts in some of the largest precedent-setting trade secrets misappropriation disputes, involving matters such as electrical steel manufacturing technology between large steel manufacturers, and manufacturing technology for polysilicon. In addition to his dynamic litigation practice, Mr Chang has acted as counsel to many well-known Korean conglomerates in establishing their policies and guidelines for the protection of trade secrets.

In addition, Mr Chang is an expert in IP licensing and is recognised to have unrivalled experience in franchising in the Korean legal community. He has worked with high-profile domestic and international franchisors in every phase franchising of across every industry segments, including international hotels, fast-food restaurants, and fashion and apparel retailers. Mr Chang also advises foreign franchisors on anti-competition compliance and other regulatory matters before the Korea Fair Trade Commission.

Mr Chang is a member of the Korean Bar Association, the Korean Patent Attorneys Association and the IBA franchise committee. He is a prolific speaker at various conferences on up-to-date topics relating to IP and franchising.​

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