South Korea

3rd Fl., 95 Seosomun-ro, Jung-gu
Seoul 04516
South Korea


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Managing Partner: Ben YUU
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Quick facts:

Firm - Year of Establishment: 1952
Number of Partners: 8
Total Number of IP Practitioners: 35
Languages Spoken at the Firm: English, Japanese, Chinese, German, Korean
Network Memberships: AIPPI, APAA, INTA, VPP, JIPA, KINPA

As a pioneer in the IP field and with a proud history as South Korea’s oldest IP law firm, NAM & NAM is synonymous with IP in South Korea. Our over 160 professionals are selected based on practice areas and specific technological expertise, and are trained with the specific needs of global clients in mind. The hallmarks of our successes have been our relentless pursuit of excellence and refusal to compromise on quality, ever since the day the firm was established in 1952.

NAM & NAM has one of the largest and most complete IP practices in South Korea. While we cover all areas of IP and all major areas of technology, our particular focus is on the fields of electronics/IT, chemicals/bio/pharmaceuticals, mechanics/materials, branding protection, and trademarks and designs.

To ensure a consistently high quality of work and information protection, NAM & NAM has established systemized work procedures to adhere to strict quality management and information security management standards. The firm is ISO 9001 and 27001 certified.
We are here and ready to act as your bridge to IP success in South Korea in line with our firm’s motto: “PAVE the way for clients’ success.”

PRESTIGIOUS: NAM & NAM is at the cutting edge of IP in South Korea, providing clients with the highest level of professional and ethical representation.

ACCESSIBLE: NAM & NAM is accessible to clients whenever needed, putting clients’ interests above its own. Our unique feedback system further ensures that clients’ voices are heard and responded to with care.

VALUE-ADDING: NAM & NAM takes the initiative in prosecuting applications and leading clients professionally. Drawing on our rich experience, we maximize the strength of our clients’ IP in South Korea.

EFFICIENT: NAM & NAM delivers significant cost-savings through efficient systems, such as ISO-certified work manuals, databases for concordances and consistency, and translation quality assurance software.

Key IP Areas

Designs, Intellectual property (contentious), Intellectual property (prosecution), IP transactions, Patent, Patent prosecution, Patent contentious, Trade mark, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark prosecution

Key Sector Expertise

Aerospace, Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial intelligence, Biotechnology, Chemical, Computer technology & services, Defence, E-commerce, Electronics, Fashion & luxury goods, Financial services, Food & beverage, ICT & software, Instruments, Internet, Life sciences, Manufacturing, Medical device, Mechanical, Pharmaceutical, Robotics, Semiconductors, Technology hardware, Telecommunication, Tobacco, Universities & research

NAM & NAM strives to build and maintain an inclusive work environment that values everyone. As part of our efforts, we hire professionals and staff members from various countries and with diverse backgrounds, regardless of gender, region, or physical ability.
All members of NAM & NAM are actively trained on unconscious bias, so as to reduce bias in attitudes and behavior at work as well as in interactions with clients and colleagues.
Our office is also equipped with facilities that ensure that disabled members have a convenient, comfortable, and safe environment to work in.

These efforts lead to one of our partners being ranked among the Top 250 Women in IP 2021 with IP STARS.
We hope that our efforts can not only change our company, but also contribute to fostering a society that values mutual respect and acceptance.

NAM & NAM actively engages in various ESG-related initiatives. We assist companies in developing and adopting eco-friendly logistics technologies through patent support. For example, we provide patent assistance for new transportation technologies and eco-friendly packaging solutions, offering specialized knowledge to help reduce carbon emissions and optimize resource usage for businesses.

Additionally, NAM & NAM provides advice on corporate social responsibility to companies. We support improvements in labor conditions and the development of products that address societal issues, enabling companies to conduct their business operations more responsibly.