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Angela Kim

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Kim & Chang

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Trademark, IP Litigation, Copyright, Design, Intellectual Property, Entertainment, Sports & Leisure


Angela Kim is a Canadian foreign attorney in the firm’s Trademark/Design Practice whose practice involves trademark prosecution and enforcement, as well as disputes involving unfair competition, designs, copyrights, and domain names. In helping clients achieve their business objectives, Ms Kim brings a unique global perspective to her work having practiced IP law for many years in Toronto and New York. She also lived in Shanghai for several years serving as foreign counsel to a law firm.

Ms. Kim has represented clients across a broad range of industries including pharmaceutical, financial, technology, consumer and luxury goods. Ms Kim’s extensive experience includes management of multi country enforcement actions and anti-counterfeiting programs, complex filing programs, worldwide trademark clearance for brand expansions, IP due diligence, and advising on IP related transactions, brand development and protection strategy.

Ms Kim was admitted to the bar of New York in 1995 and called to the Ontario bar in 1996.


English and Korean


Admitted to bar, Ontario, 1996; New York, 1995


University of Ottawa (LL.B, 1993)
University of Toronto (B.Sc., 1988)

South Korea: Intellectual property

Intellectual property – Local firms

Within: Intellectual property – Local firms

Jay Young-June Yang leads Kim & Chang’s substantial and prominent IP practice, which remains the ‘top-choice’ for international pharmaceutical companies and international brands; the practice is well known for its strength in litigation and in a recent landmark case, Bo Hyun Park and Duck Soon Chang successfully defended Astellas Pharma against challenges to the patent term extension, the first Korean case in which the court issued specific guidance regarding the proper calculation method for determining the PTE term. Young Kim has an impressive track record in pharmaceutical patent litigation; she and Yu-Seog Won have defended one of Pfizer’s top-selling drugs, Lyrica, in various patent actions against generic companies. Sang-Wook Han is experienced in advising Japanese clients. For trade mark and design matters, Sung-Nam Kim, Ann Nam-Yeon Kwon, Angela Kim and John J Kim all have substantial experience in prosecution, enforcement and portfolio management. In patent litigation, Jong Seok Kim, Bong Seop Kim and Kum Uk Lee successfully represented AT Solutions in invalidating the patents of a competitor.

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