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Hoodong LEE

Hoodong LEE

Attorney, Patent Attorney

Partner

T.82.2.3404.0134
F.82.2.3404.0804
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Mr. Hoodong LEE is the head of BKL's IP Group and Japan Practice Group. With over 20 years of IP practice experience, Mr. Lee has litigated diverse patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets cases, acting for clients in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, technology, pharmaceutical, semi-conductor, and media & entertainment. Mr. Lee also represents clients in connection with IP licensing and transactional matters, and routinely advises both Korean and Japanese clients on issues involving the interface between intellectual property and antitrust issues. Some of Mr. Lee’s representative clients include Mitsubishi, Sumitomo, Sharp, Fujifilm, and Nikon
Mr. Lee received his LL.M from Tokyo University Graduate School of Law in 1998. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Lee worked as a visiting attorney at Mori Sogo Law Offices (now Mori Hamada & Matsumoto) and Oh-Ebashi Law Offices. Building upon his unique education and work experience in Japan, Mr. Lee has focused his legal practice on representing Japanese clients in the field of IP law. A member of the Korean Bar since 1991, Mr. Lee was the first Korea-qualified lawyer registered as a Foreign Law Consultant (Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi) with the Japan Federations of Bar Associations. Mr. Lee was the managing partner of BKL’s Tokyo office from 2002 to 2007, where he advised Japanese corporate clients on Korean law.
Mr. Lee currently serves as a director for the Korea Entertainment Law Society, and is a member of the INTA, AIPPI and LES. He is also an arbitrator with the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board and a member of the Internet Address Dispute Resolution Committee of Korea. Mr. Lee also served as a director for the Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) (1999-2004) and a member of the Korea Copyright Commission (2009-2012),. Mr. Lee is a frequent lecturer at seminars hosted by the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation, Japan Intellectual Property Association, LES Japan and JETRO and at law schools, where he lectures on Korean IP law.
Experience
  • Experience List
    2020-PresentChairman of Intellectual Property Training Institute, Korean Bar Association
    2016-PresentMember of Civil Medication Council, Patent Court
    2016-2018President of Korea Entertainment Law Society
    2015-2016Visiting attorney of McDermott, Will & Emory in US
    2014-PresentVice President of Korean Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
    2013-PresentMember of Judicial Administrative Advisory Committee, Patent Court
    2010-2019Panelist of Korea Copyright Commission
    2009-2017Vice president of Korea Institute of Intellectual Property
    2009-2018Representative patent attorney of Bae, Kim & Lee IP Consulting
    2009-2012Panelist of Korea Copyright Commission
    2008-PresentArbitrator of Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
    2005-2019Advisor of Anti-counterfeiting, Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation
    2005-2007Vice Chairman of International Committee, Daini-Tokyo Bar Association
    2005-2007Organizer of International Relations Committee, Japan Federation of Bar Association
    2002-2007Manager of BKL’s Office of Attorneys at Foreign Law (Tokyo)
    2002Registered as an attorney at foreign law (Japan Federation of Bar Associations)
    2001-2003Member of Advisory Committee for Trademark Policy of Korean Intellectual Property Office
    1999-2004Director of Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association
    1998-2000Director of IP Group of Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
    1998Admitted to Korean patent bar
    1997-1998Japan-based law firms Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (Tokyo), Matsuo & Kosugi (Tokyo), Oh-Ebashi (Osaka)
    1991-PresentBae, Kim & Lee LLC
    1988-1991Judge advocate of Korean Air Force
Education
  • Education List
    1998Tokyo University Graduate School of Law (LL.M.)
    1988Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of the Republic of Korea (1988)
    1988Seoul National University Graduate School of Law (LL.M.)
    1986Seoul National University Law School (LL.B.)
    1985Passed the 27th Korean bar exam (1985)
Publication
  • 『Legal Advice on Inteleectual Property License Agreement (Co-writer)』
    Licensing Agreements and Executory Contracts
Associations
  • Korean and Seoul Bar Associations / Korean Patent Attorney Association
    Japanese Trademark Association / Japanese Intellectual Property Association / LES Japan
    LAWASIA / IPBA / APAA / OMTA /IBA