Practice Areas
Intellectual Property & IT

Patent Prosecution
DR&AJU advises numbers of the world's leading technological innovators for the protection of their intellectual property, one of an individual or corporation’s most valuable assets. Our patent team is experienced in almost all aspects of Patent Prosecution, and can provide counsel as to the likelihood of Patent success, technical studies preceding patent registration, transfers of rights, lawsuits, investigations and observations regarding infringement of patents, patent invalidation procedures and dispute mediation.

Our trademark services include trademark application, regulation of counterfeit products, and retaliation against trademark infringement.

In Korea, the Design Protection Act has been enacted in order to bolster the protection of designer rights. In an era of globalization, design related conflicts are a prevalent domestic and foreign concern. Consistent with the fact that most nations signatories to the Paris Convention and the Madrid Protocol, movements to protect the design industry are held on an international scale. At DR&AJU, we assist domestic corporations to effectively manage and protect designs by providing thorough comprehensive legal advice and prompt and precise solutions in situations of conflict.

Trade Secrets
In order to prevent infringement and damage to the property rights of domestic corporations through the disclosure of advanced technology, relevant statutes, such as the Unfair Competition Prevention and Trade Secret Protection Act and the Protection and Prevention of Disclosure of Industrial Technology Act, have been further amended.
Despite such efforts, violations in this area nonetheless persist. Recognizing that damage is unavoidable once misappropriation of a trade secret occurs, DR&AJU provides legal advice to clients at all levels to aid them in managing such risks. In our operations, we are well aware that a swift response is the key in minimizing the damage.

Dispute Resolution
We have extensive experience in providing our clients with expert legal advice and solutions in connection with IP disputes, such as requesting injunctive relief to protect unregistered source identifiers, including names, trade names, trademarks and packaging.
Recent Work
Assisted Hyundai Corporation in conducting due diligence and provided advice on takeover transactions.
Assisted Japan's NIDEC and NIDEC-SANKYO for patent analysis and negotiations for licensing.
Assisted Woongjin Chemical in a textiles/garment-related patent dispute.
Assisted GS Retail in its application for an injunction of Utility Model Right.
Assisted in counterfeited cases involving Cartier and Chanel brands.
Represented Hite Holdings in a violation of the Trademarks Law lawsuit.
Provided general legal advice to the KOREA Institute of Design Promotion.
Represented Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. in a lawsuit for trade secret piracy.
Represented Woori Bank in an action for infringement of patent.
CHOI Eun Soo
Of Counsel
CHO Kwan Haeng
SHIN Yong Gan
JEONG Kyeong Rok
Managing Partners
SHIN Jae Young
LEE Kichul