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France (IP) “Kim & Chang has been the first choice for the most difficult and high profile cases. If Kim & Chang cannot solve it, it means no one in this country can solve it.”
– Managing Intellectual Property


Kim & Chang’s French IP Practice Team provides one-stop legal services to its clients from French-speaking countries seeking advice on intellectual property and related matters. 

Our French Team is composed of highly qualified professionals with extensive experience and expertise in nearly all aspects of intellectual property practice including prosecution, licensing and litigation relating to patents, trademarks, designs and copyrights. Our professionals are top graduates of prestigious universities in Korea and abroad, including France and Canada, and their technical backgrounds in the sciences and engineering allow them to provide specialized, high-quality legal services to their clients across the full spectrum of industries and issues.

One-Stop Services

We advise our clients throughout all stages of IP management, from strategy/portfolio planning to prosecution, enforcement, and licensing negotiations. The expertise and multicultural background of our professionals allow them to advise French-speaking clients in their own language with a unique understanding of their needs and perspectives. We also benefit from a close working relationship with other practices within the firm, including general corporate, M&A and labor teams, enabling us to handle all potential legal issues, IP-related or otherwise, that our clients may encounter in Korea. 

Customized Legal Services

We strive to provide each client with customized services to meet their particular needs by considering all appropriate and creative options. We assign a professional and dedicated team for each client to deliver advice aligned to their specific needs. Further, the multilingual capabilities of our professionals have proven to be invaluable in helping our clients convey their message to the other side. We can effectively and efficiently communicate legal issues, legal concepts and strategy to our clients in order to develop and execute a coherent global strategy to meet the needs and objectives of our clients.

Expertise in Various Technical Fields

Many of our attorneys specialize in fields such as electrical engineering, electronics, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotech and mechanical engineering. The expertise and technical backgrounds of our professionals enable us to handle any complex matters in a timely manner. We also hold regular legal training sessions to ensure that our members are current with the latest legal trends.

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  • We provide a full range of patent, trademark, design, copyright, unfair competition, e-commerce, trade secrets, computer and Internet law expertise in the areas of litigation, enforcement, dispute resolution, prosecution, transactions, corporate due diligence, audits and general counseling.
  • We assist our clients in enforcing their IP rights through various means. Korea offers different types of legal actions to protect IP rights, which include court actions, both civil and criminal, and actions before the Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board (IPTAB), Korea Trade Commission (KTC), and Korea Fair Trade Commission (KTFC).  Based on our experience with different forums, we can provide the best legal advice and strategies for each type of actions to meet the client’s business interests.
  • We advise, negotiate and draft all types of IP licenses and agreements, from simple licenses to complex strategic alliances.
  • We conduct prior art searches in multiple languages including Korean, Japanese, Chinese and English to assist clients with litigation and licensing.

Our clients include leading French, European and Canadian multinational companies in various industries.


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