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Myung-Shin KIM

Managing Partner


Korea University; LL.B.
Korea University; LL.M.


Passed Patent Attorney Examination
Practicing Patent Attorney
Arbitrator on the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
Mediator of Civil Cases at Seoul Central District Court
President of the Korea Patent Attorneys Association
President of the Korea Intellectual Property Research Society, Inc.
President of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association
President of the Intellectual Property Forum organized under the National Assembly
Member of the Korean Presidential IP Council by former President Myung-Bak Lee
(Chairperson of the I.P. Protection Subcommitte)
Member of the Korean Presidential IP Council by President Geun-Hye Park
Member of Court Advisory Commission
Korean Committee for UNICEF, Director
Korean Committee for UNICEF, Vice President
Honorary President, Asian Patent Attorney Association(APAA)
Advisor to the Presidential Council on Intellectual Property


Commendation from Commissioner of the Korean Intellectual Property Office
The Bronze Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit from President Dae-Jung Kim
The Grand International Transaction & Credit Prize from the Korean Association of Arbitration Studies
Proud Leader Award from Law College Alumni Association of Korea University
The Silver Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit from President Geun-Hye Park
Grand prize at the first Social Contribution Awards co-sponsored by the Korean Patent Attorney Association, Korean Bar Association, Korean Judicial Agent Association, Korea Association of Property Appraisers, Korea Certified Public Labor Attorneys Association and Korean Association of Certified Public Tax Accountants.
Grand Prize at the 8th Intellectual Property Award


Graduate School of Business Administration, Korea University
Judicial Research and Training Institute, Korea Supreme Court
Sogang University
Central Officials Training Institute
Samsung Economic Research Institute (SERICEO)


U.S. Trade Laws and Ordiances
Korean Intellectual Property Law Practice (Japanese)
Recent Development in Intellectual Property Field in Korea (English)
Korean Intellectual Property Laws and Regulations (Japanese)
Recent Major Precedents of Patent Disputes (English)
Commemorative Book for 60th Birthday-Present and Future of Intellectual Property, Legal Action against Intellectual Property Infringement in Asia (Korean, Japanese and English)
"Road to first Country", an open lecture at KBS TV program
"Intellectual Property Innovation" written by Hisamitsu Arai, translated and edited by
Myung-Shin Kim
"From now on, it's the Intellectual Property" (Korean, Japanese)
"Road to First Country" (Korean)
Memoirs, “Dreaming of A Strong Nation on Intellectual Property-A Half Century of Passion, Myung Shin, KIM”


  • Association Internationale pour la Protection de la PropriétéIntellectuelle (AIPPI)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
  • Korean Patent Attorneys Association (KPAA)
  • Korean Intellectual Property Research Society, Inc.
  • Federation Internationale des Conseils en PropriétéIndustrielle (FICPI)
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)

Areas of Practice

Prosecution, Trial and Litigation of trademark and design, copyrights, unfair competition,technology transfers and general intellectual properties

Foreign Languages

English, Japanese, German