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Jay (Young-June) YANG Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1060 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Jay (Young-June) YANG Attorney
Jay (Young-June) YANG Attorney

Jay (Young-June) YANGAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1060F.+82-2-737-9091/9092E.yjyang@kimchang.com

Areas of Expertise

Overview

Jay (Young-June) Yang is an attorney at Kim & Chang with over 30 years of experience in all areas of intellectual property practice, including patent, trademark, design, copyright, unfair competition, trade secret and entertainment.

Mr. Yang is the leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice. He has extensive experience in patent, trademark, trade secret and other intellectual property litigation, including Korea's Patent Court cases and Korea Trade Commission cases. He has also handled several landmark cases involving copyright infringement or unfair competition. He has represented many multinational clients in various industries including the electronics, IT, pharmaceutical, chemical, health care, food, consumer products and luxury industries. He also has extensive experience in all areas of entertainment law, including entertainment licensing, entertainment contract negotiation and preparation. He speaks English and Japanese fluently, and his clientele include US, European and Japanese companies.

He also has significant experience in intellectual property transactions such as technology licensing and other intellectual property licensing, franchising, and intellectual property due diligence.

He is a member of the Seoul Bar Association, the Korean Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Korean Patent Attorneys Association.

He has been consistently recognized in various peer-based directories and rankings, including Chambers Global, Asia Pacific Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, Managing Intellectual Property, and World Trademark Review 1000, as a leading IP attorney. Mr. Yang is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA). He served as a chair of the East Asia & Pacific sub-committee in 2012-2013 and also served as the chair of the INTA’s Famous & Well-Known Marks Committee (FWKMC) in 2016-2017.

Mr. Yang is admitted to practice in Korea and New York.

Profile

Experience

Software Deliberation & Mediation Committee, Ministry of Information and Communication (1993-1996)

Copyright Deliberation & Mediation Committee, Ministry of Culture and Sports (1992-1996)

Foreign Lawyers Program, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, New York (1985-1986)

Kim & Chang (1980-Present)

Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army (1977-1980)

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Awards

  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Intellectual Property (Who’s Who Legal, 2019)
  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Trademark, Korea (Who’s Who Legal, 2019)
  • The A-List: Korea’s Top 100 Lawyers, Asia Business Law Journal (Vantage Asia, 2019)
  • Dispute Resolution Star, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific: Intellectual Property (Euromoney, 2018-2019)
  • Market-Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Intellectual Property (Euromoney, 2017-2018)
  • Patent Star, MIP IP Stars (Euromoney, 2017-2018)
  • Trademark Star, MIP IP Stars (Euromoney, 2017-2018)
  • Recommended Individuals for Litigation in Korea, IAM Patent 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Professionals (IAM, 2014-2018)
  • Leading Trademark Practitioner, Guide to the World’s Leading Trademark Law Practitioners (Euromoney, 2014, 2016)
  • Client Choice Awards - Intellectual Property: Patents (ILO & Lexology, 2014-2015)
  • IP Star, MIP IP Stars (Euromoney, 2014-2015)
  • Leading Patent Practitioner, Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners (Euromoney, 2013, 2015)
  • Top 75 Lawyers in Asia, ALB’s Client Choice Hot 75 Survey (Asian Legal Business, 2013)
  • 50 Litigators You Should Know, Asia IP (Apex Asia Media Limited, 2013)
  • Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Intellectual Property (Euromoney, 2012-2018)
  • Foremost Legal Practitioner, Who’s Who Legal: Intellectual Property (Law Business Research, 2012-2015)
  • Leading Practitioner, IAM Patent 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Professionals (IAM, 2012-2013)
  • Recommended Lawyer, PLC Which Lawyer? (PLC, 2012)
  • Leading Practitioner, WTR 1000 - The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (WTR 1000, 2011-2018)
  • Leading Lawyer, PLC Which Lawyer? (PLC, 2011)
  • Leading Patent Litigator, IAM Patent Litigation 250 (IAM, 2011)
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Global, Intellectual Property (Chambers and Partners, 2011-2019)
  • Leading Individual, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Intellectual Property (Legalease, 2010-2018)
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Intellectual Property (Chambers and Partners, 2008, 2010-2019)
  • Best Korean IP lawyer (Chosun Ilbo (Korean newspaper), 2007.8.)
  • Leading Practitioner, Who’s Who Legal: Patents (Law Business Research, 2003-2009, 2012, 2016-2018)
  • Leading Practitioner, Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks (Law Business Research, 2003-2018)
     

Publications/Activities
    • The Enforcement of Patent Rights in Korea (Co-author, Heath, Christopher and Petit, Laurence (eds.), Patent Enforcement Worldwide, Hart Publishing, 2005)
    • Intellectual Property Law in Korea: Chapter 10. Enforcement (Co-author, Heath, Christopher, Max Planck Series on Asian Intellectual Property Law, Kluwer Law International, 2003)
    • Trademark Anticounterfeiting in Asia and the Pacific Rim: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Chander M. Lall, Clifford Borg-Marks (eds.), INTA Publication, 2001)
    • International Intellectual Property Litigation: Korea Chapter (Sweet & Maxwell, 2000-2011)
    • International Copyright Law and Practice: Korea Chapter (LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 2000-2011)

Education

University of Michigan Law School (LL.M., 1985)

Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1977)

College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1977)

Qualifications

Admitted to bar, Korea, 1977; New York, 1986

Languages

Korean, English and Japanese

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Jay (Young-June) Yang is an attorney at Kim & Chang with over 30 years of experience in all areas of intellectual property practice, including patent, trademark, design, copyright, unfair competition, trade secret and entertainment.

Mr. Yang is the leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice. He has extensive experience in patent, trademark, trade secret and other intellectual property litigation, including Korea's Patent Court cases and Korea Trade Commission cases. He has also handled several landmark cases involving copyright infringement or unfair competition. He has represented many multinational clients in various industries including the electronics, IT, pharmaceutical, chemical, health care, food, consumer products and luxury industries. He also has extensive experience in all areas of entertainment law, including entertainment licensing, entertainment contract negotiation and preparation. He speaks English and Japanese fluently, and his clientele include US, European and Japanese companies.

He also has significant experience in intellectual property transactions such as technology licensing and other intellectual property licensing, franchising, and intellectual property due diligence.

He is a member of the Seoul Bar Association, the Korean Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Korean Patent Attorneys Association.

He has been consistently recognized in various peer-based directories and rankings, including Chambers Global, Asia Pacific Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, Managing Intellectual Property, and World Trademark Review 1000, as a leading IP attorney. Mr. Yang is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA). He served as a chair of the East Asia & Pacific sub-committee in 2012-2013 and also served as the chair of the INTA’s Famous & Well-Known Marks Committee (FWKMC) in 2016-2017.

Mr. Yang is admitted to practice in Korea and New York.






    Software Deliberation & Mediation Committee, Ministry of Information and Communication (1993-1996)

    Copyright Deliberation & Mediation Committee, Ministry of Culture and Sports (1992-1996)

    Foreign Lawyers Program, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, New York (1985-1986)

    Kim & Chang (1980-Present)

    Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army (1977-1980)






Awards

  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Intellectual Property (Who’s Who Legal, 2019)
  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Trademark, Korea (Who’s Who Legal, 2019)
  •   The A-List: Korea’s Top 100 Lawyers, Asia Business Law Journal (Vantage Asia, 2019)
  •   Dispute Resolution Star, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific: Intellectual Property (Euromoney, 2018-2019)
  •   Market-Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Intellectual Property (Euromoney, 2017-2018)
  •   Patent Star, MIP IP Stars (Euromoney, 2017-2018)
  •   Trademark Star, MIP IP Stars (Euromoney, 2017-2018)
  •   Recommended Individuals for Litigation in Korea, IAM Patent 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Professionals (IAM, 2014-2018)
  •   Leading Trademark Practitioner, Guide to the World’s Leading Trademark Law Practitioners (Euromoney, 2014, 2016)
  •   Client Choice Awards - Intellectual Property: Patents (ILO & Lexology, 2014-2015)
  •   IP Star, MIP IP Stars (Euromoney, 2014-2015)
  •   Leading Patent Practitioner, Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners (Euromoney, 2013, 2015)
  •   Top 75 Lawyers in Asia, ALB’s Client Choice Hot 75 Survey (Asian Legal Business, 2013)
  •   50 Litigators You Should Know, Asia IP (Apex Asia Media Limited, 2013)
  •   Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Intellectual Property (Euromoney, 2012-2018)
  •   Foremost Legal Practitioner, Who’s Who Legal: Intellectual Property (Law Business Research, 2012-2015)
  •   Leading Practitioner, IAM Patent 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Professionals (IAM, 2012-2013)
  •   Recommended Lawyer, PLC Which Lawyer? (PLC, 2012)
  •   Leading Practitioner, WTR 1000 - The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (WTR 1000, 2011-2018)
  •   Leading Lawyer, PLC Which Lawyer? (PLC, 2011)
  •   Leading Patent Litigator, IAM Patent Litigation 250 (IAM, 2011)
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Global, Intellectual Property (Chambers and Partners, 2011-2019)
  •   Leading Individual, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Intellectual Property (Legalease, 2010-2018)
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Intellectual Property (Chambers and Partners, 2008, 2010-2019)
  •   Best Korean IP lawyer (Chosun Ilbo (Korean newspaper), 2007.8.)
  •   Leading Practitioner, Who’s Who Legal: Patents (Law Business Research, 2003-2009, 2012, 2016-2018)
  •   Leading Practitioner, Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks (Law Business Research, 2003-2018)
     

Publications/Activities

  •   The Enforcement of Patent Rights in Korea (Co-author, Heath, Christopher and Petit, Laurence (eds.), Patent Enforcement Worldwide, Hart Publishing, 2005)
  •   Intellectual Property Law in Korea: Chapter 10. Enforcement (Co-author, Heath, Christopher, Max Planck Series on Asian Intellectual Property Law, Kluwer Law International, 2003)
  •   Trademark Anticounterfeiting in Asia and the Pacific Rim: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Chander M. Lall, Clifford Borg-Marks (eds.), INTA Publication, 2001)
  •   International Intellectual Property Litigation: Korea Chapter (Sweet & Maxwell, 2000-2011)
  •   International Copyright Law and Practice: Korea Chapter (LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 2000-2011)





Education

    University of Michigan Law School (LL.M., 1985)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1977)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1977)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1977; New York, 1986


Languages
  •    Korean, English and Japanese





Intellectual Property ,  Intellectual Property Litigation ,  Game, Resort & Entertainment ,  Trademark ,  Japan ,  Product Liability & Consumer Claims ,  Patent