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Yong Gap KIM Attorney
T. +82-2-3477-8695 F. +82-2-3477-8694 E. ygkim@law-lin.com
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After joining Kim & Chang in 1999, Attorney Yong Gap Kim worked in the Intellectual Property Rights Team for 19 years, providing legal advice on various matters and handling cases on patents, copyrights, trademark rights, unfair competition, and trade secret. As a member of the Japan Team of Kim & Chang, Attorney Kim actively managed the tasks on disputes relating to Japanese firms.

Attorney Kim has also performed as a generalist by representing the major international and domestic corporations in coping with the legal issues that the corporations face through collaboration with the experts in diverse areas. In November of 2017, Attorney Kim retired from Kim & Chang and worked at Segye Law Firm for one year. In January 2019, Attorney Kim has joined Law Firm LIN, working to form and to strengthen the capabilities of the Intellectual Property Rights Team and the Japan Team.
After joining Kim & Chang in 1999, Attorney Yong Gap Kim worked in the Intellectual Property Rights Team for 19 years, providing legal advice on various matters and handling cases on patents, copyrights, trademark rights, unfair competition, and trade secret. As a member of the Japan Team of Kim & Chang, Attorney Kim actively managed the tasks on disputes relating to Japanese firms.

Attorney Kim has also performed as a generalist by representing the major international and domestic corporations in coping with the legal issues that the corporations face through collaboration with the experts in diverse areas. In November of 2017, Attorney Kim retired from Kim & Chang and worked at Segye Law Firm for one year. In January 2019, Attorney Kim has joined Law Firm LIN, working to form and to strengthen the capabilities of the Intellectual Property Rights Team and the Japan Team.
Profile
Experience
• Past) Kim & Chang (1999 - 2017)
• Past) Mori Hamada Law Firm – Training (Tokyo, 2 weeks) (2001)
• Past) Kohwa Law Office – Training (Fukuoka, 10 days) (2004)
• Past) Taiheiyo Law Offices – Training (Osaka, 1 week) (2004)
• Past) Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu Law Firm (Tokyo, 6 months) (Oct. 2004 - Mar. 2005)
• Present) Intellectual Property Office at Korea Trade Commission, Legal Counsel (June. 2021 - June. 2023)
• Present) LIN, Partner (2019 - Present)
Representative Matters 화살표 화살표
• Softree Case on Unfair Competition (the first Korean court decision to recognize an infringement after the introduction of the ‘catch-all’ provision of the Unfair Competition Prevention and Trade Secret Protection Act)
• Patent infringement and nullification case relating to ITO films for touch panels
• Patent infringement and nullification case relating to superabsorbent polymers (SAPs)
• Patent infringement and nullification case relating to medications for neuropathic pain
• Patent infringement and nullification case relating to red phosphors
Education
• Seoul National University, Department of Public Law
• Korean Bar Examination (38th)
• Judicial Research and Training Institute (28th)
• Kyushu University, Graduate School of Law, YLP (Master of Law, Majored in Law on International Relations)
• Seoul National University, College of Humanities, In Futurum Program (IFP)
• Seoul National University, Nano IP Enterprise Program (NIP)
• Present) Seoul Digital University, Department of Computer Engineering
Qualifications
• Attorney at Law
• Patent Attorney
Publications/Theses
• Japanese External Trade Organization (JETRO), Manual on How to Respond to Patent Infringement in Korea, (2013. 3.)
• Japanese External Trade Organization (JETRO), Manual on Countermeasures against Imitation in Korea, (2002. - 2015.)
• Japanese External Trade Organization (JETRO), Precedents on Intellectual Property Infringement, Casebook (Korean Cases), (2002. - 2017.)
• Japanese External Trade Organization (JETRO), Report on Intellectual Property Policies of Korea, (2011. - 2012.)
Practice Areas
• Intellectual Property Rights
• Fair Trade
• Litigation (CivilㆍCriminal)
• Japanese Law
Languages
• Korean
• Japanese
• English
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