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Sung-Nam KIM Patent Attorney

Sung-Nam KIM Patent Attorney
Sung-Nam KIM Patent Attorney

Sung-Nam KIMPatent Attorney

T.+82-2-6488-4066F.+82-2-2122-3800E.snkim@kimchang.com

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Overview

Joining Kim & Chang in 1999, Sung-Nam Kim is a senior patent attorney. Ms. Kim's practice encompasses trademark, unfair competition and design in both prosecution and enforcement. 

She served as a member of the Committee on Amendment to the Trademark Act for the Korean Intellectual Property Office from 2004 to 2010 and currently serves as a member of Design Law Committee of Korean Intellectual Property Office.  She named as one of the leading trademark/design practitioners in Korea by many publications since 2013 such as World Trademark Review 1000, Who’s Who Legal, Asialaw Leading Lawyers, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Her extensive knowledge of trademark/design law, careful case preparation, and skilled advocacy are valued by leading companies in a wide array of business sectors, including, sports, confectionary, food, cosmetic, entertainment, pharmaceutical, car industry and fashion and jewelry industries. As a member of the firm's Trademark/Design Practice, she was involved in successful defense of recognizable trademarks/designs before courts and the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO). She regularly participates as a speaker at Korean trademark/design practice seminars.

Profile

Experience

Kim & Chang (1999-Present)

Member of Legal Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Right of KIPO (2021-Present)

Member of Design Law Committee of KIPO (2018-2020)

Member of Trademark Act Advisory Committee of KIPO (2004-2010)

Member of INTA (2003-Present)

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Awards

  • Recognized as a Leading Attorney, Who's Who Legal: Intellectual Property, Trademarks (Who's Who Legal, 2021)
  • Recognized as a leading trademark professional (World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000, 2013-2020)
  • Recognized as a leading trademark professional (Who's Who Legal: Trademarks 2015-18, 2020)
  • Recognized as Trademark Stars (MIP IP Stars, 2020)
  • Recognized as a Leading Practitioner, Expert Guides: Women in Business Law (Expert Guides, 2020-2021)
  • Recognized as a leading IP professional (The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019)
  • Recognized as a leading IP professional (Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2018)

Publications/Activities
    • "Newly-amended examination guidelines include detailed standards for reviewing secondary meaning" (Co-author, World Trademark Review, 2020)
    • "Recent design law changes: key points highlighted" (Co-author, World Trademark Review Daily, 2019)
    • “Supreme Court rules that AMERICAN UNIVERSITY trademark is inherently distinctive” (Co-author, International Law Office, 2018)
    • "Good news for service providers? Amendment to UCPA provides that their trade dress is protected" (Co-author, World Trademark Review Daily, 2018)
    • "KIPO exercises new unfair competition enforcement powers" (Co-author, International Law Office, 2018)
    • "Amendments to Design Protection Act" (Co-author, International Law Office, 2017)
    • "Criminal penalties to be introduced for selling 'dead copy' products" (Co-author, World Trademark Review, 2017)
    • "Minimalist designs can now be protected through design registration" (Co-author, World Trademark Review, 2017)
    • "Minimalist designs can be protected through design registration" (Co-author, International Law Office, 2017)
    • "Comprehensive new amendments to Trademark Act" (Co-author, International Law Office, 2016)
    • "KIPO proposes significant amendments to Trademark Act" (Co-author, World Trademark Review, 2014)
    • "Korea-US FTA brings Trademark Act changes” (Co-author, International Law Office, 2012)
    • “Courts may review validity of registered trademarks in infringement actions” (Co-author, World Trademark Review, 2012)
    • “Intellectual Property Protection in Asia: Korea Chapter” (Co-author, LexisNexis, 2010-2012)
    • “Practical Law Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2012/13 IP in Business Transactions: Korea Chapter” (Co-author, Practical Law Company, 2012)
    • “Trademarks Throughout the World” (Co-author, Thomson Retuers, 2012)
    • “New Supreme Court decision Regarding First Sale Doctrine” (Co-author, World Trademark Review November, 2009)
    • “Design Protection Act Amended” (Co-author, World Trademark Review, July 16, 2009)
    • “Trade Mark Litigation Jurisdictional Comparisons: Korea Chapter” (Co-author, The European Lawyer Ltd.)
    • “Registration Overview” (Co-author, Managing Intellectual Property, November 2008)
    • “MASAI WALKING held to be distinctive in connection with shoes” (Co-author, World Trademark Report, June 10, 2008)
    • “Korean law held to pre-empt UDRP in domain name dispute” (Co-author, World Trademark Report, March 17, 2008)
    • “Mattel wins victory over knockoff shoes” (Co-author, World Trademark Report, March 7, 2008)
    • “Disputes relating to domain name” (Co-author, IP Value, 2007)
    • “Johnson & Johnson fails to register CLEAN & CLEAR” (Co-author, World Trademark Report, Dec. 12, 2007)
    • “BOTOX's fame gives it smooth path to victory” (Co-author, World Trademark Report, Sep. 24, 2007)
    • “PIMP MY RIDE overcomes objections of immorality” (Co-author, World Trademark Report, July 5, 2007)
    • “Amendments crack down on imitation marks by lowering the bar for fame” (Co-author, World Trademark Report, Dec. 4, 2006)
    • “Foreign consumers key to well-known status analysis” (Co-author, World Trademark Report, Sep. 22, 2006)
    • “Anti-counterfeiting strategies in South Korea” (Co-author, World Trademark Report, April 19, 2006)
    • “Unfair Trade Practices in Korea” (Co-author, Asialaw, April 2006)
    • “Trademark invalidated after first use of dilution provision” (Co-author, World Trademark Report, Sep. 20, 2005)
    • “Rolls Royce limits ‘trademark use’ definition for domain names” (Co-author, World Trademark Report, July 6, 2004)
    • “Developments in Design Protection” (Co-author, International Law Office,Oct. 27, 2003)
    • “Resale of disposable cameras infringes FUJIFILM mark” (Co-author, World Trademark Report, July 21, 2003)

Education

School of Law, University of Washington (IP LL.M., 2005)

College of Education, Ewha Women's University (B.S., Biology, 1992)

Qualifications

Admitted to patent bar, Korea, 1998

Languages

Korean and English

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Sung-Nam KIM
Patent Attorney


T. +82-2-6488-4066      
F. +82-2-2122-3800
     


  




Joining Kim & Chang in 1999, Sung-Nam Kim is a senior patent attorney. Ms. Kim's practice encompasses trademark, unfair competition and design in both prosecution and enforcement. 

She served as a member of the Committee on Amendment to the Trademark Act for the Korean Intellectual Property Office from 2004 to 2010 and currently serves as a member of Design Law Committee of Korean Intellectual Property Office.  She named as one of the leading trademark/design practitioners in Korea by many publications since 2013 such as World Trademark Review 1000, Who’s Who Legal, Asialaw Leading Lawyers, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Her extensive knowledge of trademark/design law, careful case preparation, and skilled advocacy are valued by leading companies in a wide array of business sectors, including, sports, confectionary, food, cosmetic, entertainment, pharmaceutical, car industry and fashion and jewelry industries. As a member of the firm's Trademark/Design Practice, she was involved in successful defense of recognizable trademarks/designs before courts and the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO). She regularly participates as a speaker at Korean trademark/design practice seminars.






    Kim & Chang (1999-Present)

    Member of Legal Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Right of KIPO (2021-Present)

    Member of Design Law Committee of KIPO (2018-2020)

    Member of Trademark Act Advisory Committee of KIPO (2004-2010)

    Member of INTA (2003-Present)






Awards

  •   Recognized as a Leading Attorney, Who's Who Legal: Intellectual Property, Trademarks (Who's Who Legal, 2021)
  •   Recognized as a leading trademark professional (World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000, 2013-2020)
  •   Recognized as a leading trademark professional (Who's Who Legal: Trademarks 2015-18, 2020)
  •   Recognized as Trademark Stars (MIP IP Stars, 2020)
  •   Recognized as a Leading Practitioner, Expert Guides: Women in Business Law (Expert Guides, 2020-2021)
  •   Recognized as a leading IP professional (The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019)
  •   Recognized as a leading IP professional (Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2018)

Publications/Activities

  •   "Newly-amended examination guidelines include detailed standards for reviewing secondary meaning" (Co-author, World Trademark Review, 2020)
  •   "Recent design law changes: key points highlighted" (Co-author, World Trademark Review Daily, 2019)
  •   “Supreme Court rules that AMERICAN UNIVERSITY trademark is inherently distinctive” (Co-author, International Law Office, 2018)
  •   "Good news for service providers? Amendment to UCPA provides that their trade dress is protected" (Co-author, World Trademark Review Daily, 2018)
  •   "KIPO exercises new unfair competition enforcement powers" (Co-author, International Law Office, 2018)
  •   "Amendments to Design Protection Act" (Co-author, International Law Office, 2017)
  •   "Criminal penalties to be introduced for selling 'dead copy' products" (Co-author, World Trademark Review, 2017)
  •   "Minimalist designs can now be protected through design registration" (Co-author, World Trademark Review, 2017)
  •   "Minimalist designs can be protected through design registration" (Co-author, International Law Office, 2017)
  •   "Comprehensive new amendments to Trademark Act" (Co-author, International Law Office, 2016)
  •   "KIPO proposes significant amendments to Trademark Act" (Co-author, World Trademark Review, 2014)
  •   "Korea-US FTA brings Trademark Act changes” (Co-author, International Law Office, 2012)
  •   “Courts may review validity of registered trademarks in infringement actions” (Co-author, World Trademark Review, 2012)
  •   “Intellectual Property Protection in Asia: Korea Chapter” (Co-author, LexisNexis, 2010-2012)
  •   “Practical Law Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2012/13 IP in Business Transactions: Korea Chapter” (Co-author, Practical Law Company, 2012)
  •   “Trademarks Throughout the World” (Co-author, Thomson Retuers, 2012)
  •   “New Supreme Court decision Regarding First Sale Doctrine” (Co-author, World Trademark Review November, 2009)
  •   “Design Protection Act Amended” (Co-author, World Trademark Review, July 16, 2009)
  •   “Trade Mark Litigation Jurisdictional Comparisons: Korea Chapter” (Co-author, The European Lawyer Ltd.)
  •   “Registration Overview” (Co-author, Managing Intellectual Property, November 2008)
  •   “MASAI WALKING held to be distinctive in connection with shoes” (Co-author, World Trademark Report, June 10, 2008)
  •   “Korean law held to pre-empt UDRP in domain name dispute” (Co-author, World Trademark Report, March 17, 2008)
  •   “Mattel wins victory over knockoff shoes” (Co-author, World Trademark Report, March 7, 2008)
  •   “Disputes relating to domain name” (Co-author, IP Value, 2007)
  •   “Johnson & Johnson fails to register CLEAN & CLEAR” (Co-author, World Trademark Report, Dec. 12, 2007)
  •   “BOTOX's fame gives it smooth path to victory” (Co-author, World Trademark Report, Sep. 24, 2007)
  •   “PIMP MY RIDE overcomes objections of immorality” (Co-author, World Trademark Report, July 5, 2007)
  •   “Amendments crack down on imitation marks by lowering the bar for fame” (Co-author, World Trademark Report, Dec. 4, 2006)
  •   “Foreign consumers key to well-known status analysis” (Co-author, World Trademark Report, Sep. 22, 2006)
  •   “Anti-counterfeiting strategies in South Korea” (Co-author, World Trademark Report, April 19, 2006)
  •   “Unfair Trade Practices in Korea” (Co-author, Asialaw, April 2006)
  •   “Trademark invalidated after first use of dilution provision” (Co-author, World Trademark Report, Sep. 20, 2005)
  •   “Rolls Royce limits ‘trademark use’ definition for domain names” (Co-author, World Trademark Report, July 6, 2004)
  •   “Developments in Design Protection” (Co-author, International Law Office,Oct. 27, 2003)
  •   “Resale of disposable cameras infringes FUJIFILM mark” (Co-author, World Trademark Report, July 21, 2003)





Education

    School of Law, University of Washington (IP LL.M., 2005)

    College of Education, Ewha Women's University (B.S., Biology, 1992)


Qualifications

    Admitted to patent bar, Korea, 1998


Languages
  •    Korean and English





Trademark ,  Design ,  Intellectual Property ,  US