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Jihyun KIM

Jihyun KIM



Attorney Jihyun KIM is a partner in Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (BKL). She specializes in advising and representing clients in the area of intellectual property law. Recently, her legal practice focuses on consultation and compliance services related to trade secret protection, civil/criminal disputes involving trade secret, consultation and litigation services related to trademark and copyright, and matters related to personal information protection.
She studied law at Ewha Womans University. After completing the 26th Judicial Research and Training Institute course, she started her career as a judge with Daejun District Court. She joined the Intellectual Property Team in BKL in 2000. She earned an LL.M. degree from U.C. Berkeley School of Law and studied at Duke University School of Law.
As a female expert in the area of intellectual property law, she has actively participated in activities of various commissions and major organizations. She always tries hard to provide clients with more professional and systematic legal services. For example, she played a major role in holding the seminars on trade secret disputes and compliance (in 2011 and 2013) and the seminar on personal information protection (in 2011) for major clients, and received fervent responses from the clients. She gave lectures on the practice of trade secret and trademark at Yonsei University Graduate School of Law, on preparing legal documents at Ewha Womans University Law School, and on the practice of the privacy law at LAWnB.
  • Experience List
    2016-2018Member, Universal Access Right Committee, Korea Communications Commission
    2016-2017Member, Korea Press Fund Management Committee
    2015-PresentMember, Open Data Mediation Committee
    2015-PresentMember, Content Dispute Resolution Committee
    2015-PresentMediator, Industrial Rights Dispute Conciliation Committee, Korean Intellectual Property Office
    2015-2017Member, Species Protection Appeals Commission, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
    2015-PresentMember, Industrial Rights Legislation Committee, Korean Intellectual Property Office
    2014-2016Member, the Korea Lottery Commision
    2014Adjunct professor, Korea Law School (LL.M.)
    2013-2017Member, Personal Information Dispute Mediation Committee
    2013-2014Expert Adviser, Judicial Policy Advisory Committee
    2013-2014Member, Creative Government Strategy Committee, Policy Advisory Committee, Ministry of Security and Public Administration
    2013-2017Member, Administrative Appeals Commission, Presidential Secretariat
    2013-2017Civilian Committee Member, State Contract Dispute Mediation Committee, Ministry of Strategy and Finance
    2013Adjunct professor, Ewha Law School
    2012-presentMember, the Legal Advisory Group for Overseas Expansion of Small and Medium Enterprises for the Ministry of Justice
    2012-2014Member, the Self-Evaluation Committee of the Korean Intellectual Property Office
    2012-2016Civilian member, the Policy Outcome Evaluation Committee of the Ministry of Strategy and Finance
    2012-2016Director, Daewon Educational Foundation
    2012-2016Director, Korea Woman Lawyers Association
    2012-2016Legal Counsel, Personal Information Protection Committee
    2012-2016Member, Broadcast Dispute Conciliation Committee
    2012Adjunct professor, Yonsei Law School (LL.M.)
    2012Member, Viewer Committee, JTBC
    2011-2015Member, Expert Committee, 2nd Committee Utilized, Presidential Council on Intellectual Property, Prime Ministers’ Office
    2000-presentBae, Kim & Lee LLC
    1997-2000Judge, Daejun District Court
  • Education List
    2006-2007Duke University School of Law (Visiting Scholar)
    2005-2006U.C. Berkeley School of Law (LL.M.)
    1997Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of the Republic of Korea
    1992Ewha Womans University Law School (LL.B.)
  • Qualifications List
    1994Passed the Bar Exam, Korea
  • Korean and Seoul Bar Associations, Korea Association of Women's Lawyers
    Korea Patent Attorneys Association