Counseling & Strategic Advice

Kim, Tae-Yoon
Of Counsel
Summary of Practice
Tae-Yoon Kim is Of Counsel to the firm's trademark department, where his expertise lies in opposition, cancellation and invalidation matters before the Appeal Board and Courts of Law.

Mr. Kim originally started his career as a public servant after passing the High-Level Public Servant Examination, and after ten years in different administrative positions, began his IP career at the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), where he attained the position of Chief Trial Examiner of the Intellectual Property Tribunal.

Mr. Kim currently teaches part-time at the Graduate School of Patent Law Affairs at Yonsei University.
College of Politics and Law, Yonsei University (Bachelor of Public Administration, 1966)
Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University (Master of City and Regional Planning, 1972)
Visiting Scholar in Franklin Pierce Law Center
Professional Experience
Passed the 10th Examination of High-level Public Servant (1971)
Deputy Chief in the field of Industrial Planning, Standards, Heavy Industry, Machinery Industry and Chemical Industry Bureau of M.C.I. (1970-1980)
Section Chief in charge of Administration, Examination Administration, Computer Section and the Board of Tribunal, Korea Industrial Property Organization (1980-1986)
Trial Examiner, Trial Board (1986-1987)
Professor, International Patent Training Institute (1987-1988)
Trial Examiner, Appellate Trial Board (1988-1994)
Director, Patent and Trademark Appeal Board (1994-1995)
Trial Examiner, Appellate Trial Board (1995-1998)
Chief Trial Examiner, Intellectual Property Tribunal(1998-1999)
Professor, Graduate School of Patent Law Affairs, Yonsei University (2000-present)
Of Counsel, YOU ME Patent & Law Firm (present)
Study of Japanese Patent System (1986, KIPO)
History of Korean Patent Law (1988, KIPO)
Trade Secrete Law (1990, Graduate Military School, KIPO)
Patent Examination Systems of the World (1994, KIPO), Trademark Precedent Guide (2001, YOU ME)