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3RD FL. ACE HIGHEND TOWER-5, 3RD FL. 226, GASAN DIGITAL 1-RO, GEUMCHEON-GU, SEOUL 08502, SOUTH KOREA
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Work +82 2 567 1107
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www.yoonpat.com

Sang-yong Lee

Tel:
Work 82-2-6344-1702
Email:
Yoon & Lee

Work Department

Trademark & Design

Position

Partner Patent Attorney

Career

Sang-Yong Lee has over 25 years of in-depth experience working within the intellectual property protection area. Specifically, he has served as a trademark examiner in the Korea Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and as a trial examiner for trademark and design disputes on the Korean Patent Tribunal. During his position as an examiner he attended the professional training program at Mark & Clerk in the UK in 1994 and was further appointed as a Patent Attaché of the Korean Representative to the European Union in 2002.
In 2009, Mr. Lee was named as a director of the Research and Analysis Division at the Korean Institute of Patent Information, an affiliated public institute of KIPO, where his sophisticated knowledge was instrumental in leading the division to provide effective prior art searches and IPC headings both for the public and private sectors. He was also elected to the position of Secretary General of the Korean Patent Attorneys Association (KPAA) in 2012, where he was actively involved in coordinating a number of plans and projects for supporting KPAA committees and institutes outside the Association.
Mr. Lee is a partner in our firm and takes overall responsibility for all trademark and design matters including prosecution, management, defense, litigation, opposition, and cancellation proceedings.

Languages

Korean, English

Member

Korean Patent Attorneys Association (KPAA)
World Intellectual Property Association of Korean Practitioners (WIPA)

Education

Jeonnam National University, B. A. Public Administration
Institute of Social Studies in Netherlands, Diploma in International Relations
Chungnam National University, M. A. Intellectual Property Law


South Korea: Intellectual property

Intellectual property – Local firms

Within: Intellectual property – Local firms

Yoon & Lee boasts an impressive roster of Korean and international pharmaceutical, cosmetics and electronic sector clients. The practice is comprised of experienced patent attorneys and former Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) examiners. Founder and managing partner Dong-yol Yoon leads the team which includes Ji-man Park, whose focus is in the field of electronics, semiconductors, IT and communication, and Byeong-ok Song who specialises in electrical and mechanical engineering and optics. In trade mark and designs, Sang-Yong Lee advises on registrations, portfolio management, opposition and prosecutions, while Seong-hwan Park is recommended biotechnology-related matters.

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