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Founded in 1972, Myung-Shin & Partners is one of the oldest, most established IP law firms in Korea and has represented countless innovators and assisted in protecting ideas, promoting discoveries, and introducing new innovations to the market. Our 40 attorneys and staff members have been offering the knowledge and resources needed for high quality legal services to our international clients with attention to cultural, social and legal practice differences. The standard of every aspect of our practice is excellence and that touchstone remains intact today.

From early on, Mr. Myung-Shin Kim, the founder, had a global vision. What began as a domestic law firm quickly expanded to cover much of East Asia, the European Community and North America. Today, with the support of English, Japanese or Chinese-speaking staff members at every key position, Myung-Shin & Partners represents clients from over 30 nations. Our client relationships are based on the trust and confidence that develop over time through prompt, quality and consistently valuable service.

Our effort and passion have been recognized by others. Since 1990, the U.S. Embassy in Seoul has put Myung-Shin & Partners on the list of law firms who provide foreign clients with quality services in the consular section of the Republic of Korea. In addition, since 1987, the British legal market information agency, Legal500, has also listed our firm in its TOP10 law firms in Korea in the section of patents and trademarks. These recommendations are based largely on how our clients and thousands of rival lawyers rate us.