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Shin & Kim

23TH FLOOR, D-TOWER (D2), 17 JONGNO 3-GIL, JONGNO-GU, SEOUL 03155, SOUTH KOREA
Tel:
Work +82 2 316 4114
Fax:
Fax +82 2 756 6226
Email:
Web:
www.shinkim.com
Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai

Yong-Ho Moon

Tel:
Work +82 2 316 4661
Email:
Shin & Kim

Work Department

Litigation.

Position

Partner.

Career

Shin & Kim (2007-Present); Presiding Judge, Patent Court of Korea (2006); Presiding Judge, Seoul Eastern District Court (2004-2005); Professor, Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2001-2003); Chief Judge, Jecheon Branch of Cheongju District Court (2000); Judge, Seoul High Court (1997-1999); Judge, Administrative Bureau of Supreme Court of Korea (1995-1996); Judge, Northern, Western Branch of Seoul District Court (1991-1994); Judge, Jeonju District Court (1989-1990); Judge, Seoul District Court (1985-1988).

Languages

Korean, English and Japanese.

Member

Korean and Seoul Bar Associations.

Education

University of Michigan Law School (LL.M., 1994); Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea (1982-1984); Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B., 1983).


South Korea: Intellectual property

Intellectual property – Local firms

Within: Intellectual property – Local firms

Shin & Kim has successfully represented Korean pharmaceutical companies including Chong Kun Dang Pharmaceutical and PMG Pharm in several significant patent disputes; the practice also advises clients in the food and drink, cosmetics, tech and financial sectors. Recent highlights include Ghyo-Sun Park and Bo Kyung Lim acting for Chong Kun Dang Pharmaceutical Corporation in the successful reversal of a Trial and Appeals Board's decision, enabling their client to launch a generic drug. Lim also successfully represented Oilily World and Lady M Confections in a licensing and trade mark infringement case. Commercial litigators Yong-Ho Moon and Yoon Hee Kim are experienced in handling trade mark disputes, while Sang-Hyeok Im is recommended for media and copyright-related matters.

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Legal Developments by:
Shin & Kim

  • Essilor’s Proposed Combination with an Optical Lens Maker in Korea is Blocked

    In its press release on March 17, 2014, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (the "KFTC") blocked the proposed acquisition of 50% shares by Essilor Amera Investment Pte. Ltd. (a subsidiary of Essilor International S.A., the largest optical lens maker in the world) in Daemyung Optical Co., Ltd. (the second largest optical lens maker in Korea) citing inter alia the likely lessening effect on price competition and the probable future abuses of the enhanced market power. On top of the expressed competitive concerns, the KFTC observed that allowing foreign firms to acquire local firms and turn them into their local sub-contractors worsens the competitive market structure of the domestic optical lens industry.
    - Shin & Kim

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