Ingi MIN

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-0666
  • F. +82-31-601-7533
  • E. ingi.min@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Ingi Min provides legal services mainly in relation to intellectual property rights, such as patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret. Mr. Min has extensive experience not only in handling disputes over such conventional intellectual property rights as patent and trademark, but also performing tasks that involve the entertainment and sports industries or are related to licensing. He is thus capable of providing his clients with legal services that are both in-depth and comprehensive.

Mr. Min's variety of legal services have benefited, particularly major Korean entertainment management companies, including Big Hit Entertainment and SM Entertainment. He also provided legal advice on the all aspects of the Korea-China joint film production project carried out by CJ E&M, Showbox and other major Korean film companies.

Mr. Min has been providing legal advice to major film producers and distributors on various disputes arising in relation to film production and distribution. In addition, based on a deep understanding of the industry's practice, he has been providing in-depth legal advice on major issues in the industry of OTT service providers such as Watcha, and other legal issues that may arise throughout the business using content. In this way, Mr. Min provides legal services specialized in the content business field based on his extensive practical experience accumulated through providing advisory services in the content industry for a long time.

Mr. Min has also served as a legal advisor to the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games for several years, providing various legal advice to protect intellectual property rights. Through this, he played a part in the successful hosting of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, a global sports event. He earned his LL.B. degree from Korea University in 1998 and completed the 32nd Judicial Research and Training Institute course in 2003.

Representative Experience

2009 Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Seattle
2003-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
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2020-Present Arbitrator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
2019-2021 Member, Air Traffic Deliberation Committee, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
2015-2018 Legal Advisor, PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Games
2012-Present Member, Legal Advisory Group on International Investment and Intellectual Property Right, Ministry of Justice
2012-2017 Legal Advisor, Fair Trade of Contents in Seoul, Content Dispute Resolution Committee

Representative Matters

Advised HYBE (Big Hit Entertainment) on various entertainment-related legal issues, including those concerning its exclusive contracts
Successfully defended SM Entertainment in its exclusive contract-related disputes (involving, e.g. the Chinese members of EXO), advising the client on all related matters
Advised Watcha and other OTT company clients on all sorts of OTT industry-related legal issues (including on the execution of an SVOD license agreement)
Advised Lotte Cinema (Lotte Cultureworks) on all kinds of issues concerning its film businesses, including film productions, investments in films, and agreements on distribution of films
Advised Pearl Abyss on its Black Desert, addressing all kinds of legal issues, including copyright-related ones
Advised HYBE (Big Hit Entertainment) on various entertainment-related legal issues, including those concerning its exclusive contracts
Successfully defended SM Entertainment in its exclusive contract-related disputes (involving, e.g. the Chinese members of EXO), advising the client on all related matters
Advised P Nation Corporation on its exclusive contract and other entertainment issues
Advised Watcha and other OTT company clients on all sorts of OTT industry-related legal issues (including on the execution of an SVOD license agreement)
Advised Lotte Cinema (Lotte Cultureworks) on all kinds of issues concerning its film businesses, including film productions, investments in films, and agreements on distribution of films
Advised CJ E&M on all aspects of its investment in Chinese movies, including the preparation of a joint film production agreement
Advised Showbox on all aspects of its investment in Chinese movies
Advised E-mart on all aspects of its production of the movie titled, “Electroman”
Advised CJ CGV on the issue of exclusive contract
Advised Pearl Abyss on its Black Desert, addressing all kinds of legal issues, including copyright-related ones
Advised Naver on all aspects of its copyright-related issues
Advised Naver Webtoon on all aspects of its copyright-related issues
Advised Korean Radio & TV Writers Association on all aspects of its disputes over copyright and other issues
Advised KaKao Entertainment Corp (KaKao Page) on its platform business, mainly regarding the copyrights issues
Advised, and conducted litigation for, a client in relation to responding to copyright-infringing websites (illegal websites, including Night of the Rabbit), conducting litigation for the client
Advised, and conducted litigation for, drama producers, including Victory Contents and HB Entertainment, in their drama production process-related disputes
Advised the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Games on all aspects of its tasks
Represented Dongkook Pharmaceutical in its lawsuit against Novartis AG to protect its patent on the medical product enabling slow release of octreotide-PLGA microspheres, which sought invalidation of the opponent's registration of the patent on a similar medical product and prohibition against the opponent's infringement on the client's patent
Represented Hamamatsu Photonics K.K in its lawsuit against Sunje Hitek seeking prohibition against the opponent's infringement on the client's patent
Advised Kolon Industry on the criminal case brought by Dupon alleging the client's infringement on the opponent's trade secrets
Advised Douzone on its dispute against an infringer of its trade secrets

Education

2009 University of Washington School of Law (LL.M.)
2003 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1998 Korea University (LL.B.)

Qualifications

2003 Korea