6th and 13th floors, Ann Jay Tower 208 Teheran-ro


+822 6207 6800

Trade mark star 2020/21


South Korea

Practice areas:

Copyright & related rights
Trade mark litigation
Trade mark office proceedings
Trade mark prosecution
Trade mark strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

Computer technology & services
Fashion & luxury goods


Ik-Hyun Seo is experienced in both US and Korean IP litigation and prosecution matters, and represents a broad range of clients – from high-tech companies to luxury and fashion companies. His detailed knowledge of the similarities and differences between these two jurisdictions has been a valuable asset when advising foreign clients on effective IP management and enforcement strategies in Korea.

Seo is recognized as a leading individual in the IP sector by Asia-Pacific Legal 500 (2001-2016), a leading lawyer by Asia Law & Practice (2004-2016) and a highly recommended attorney for intellectual property by PLC (2005-2012). He is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Centre's Domain Name Panel, and also serves on the editorial board of Managing Intellectual Property. He serves as regional counsel for a number of multinational clients with IP programmes in Asia.