Since its foundation in 2017, DUSON LAW has been giving practical solutions to startups with new business ideas, foreign companies doing business in Korea, and crypto projects solving important problems.



SJ Hong / 홍승진

Managing Partner, Attorney at Law


- Sungkyungkwan University Law School (JD), Seoul, Korea
- Stanford University,Mechanical Engineering (MS), California, U.S.A.
Stanford University, Psychology (MA), California, U.S.A.
- Seoul National University,Mechanical Engineering (BS), Seoul, Korea


- DUSON LAW, Managing Partner (2017-Present)

- CAN (Community Alliance Network) Project, Chief Lawyer (2018-Present)

- weBloc Project, Advisor (2018-Present)

- The Korean Bar Association, the 2nd Division of the Blockchain Committee, Head of Division (2018-Present)

- BlockBusters (a crypto startup accelerating program run by TheVentures), Advisor (2018-Present)

- TheVentures (a startup accelerator), Auditor (2018-Present)

- Popjoy Games (a mobile game developer), Auditor (2016-Present)

- Cho & Partners, Associate Attorney (2012-2017)

- Stanford University, Dept. of Psychology, Research Assistant, Stanford, Calif., U.S.A. (2006-2008)


- Korean Bar Association (2012)
- Korea Patent Attorneys Association (2012)
- Certified Expert Lawyer - Intellectual Property Laws (Korean Bar Association, 2016)


Korean, English

Steve Lee

Of-Counsel, U.S. Attorney


- University of Oregon School of Law (JD), Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A.
- University of Washington, Political Science (BS), Seattle, Washington, U.S.A


- Cho & Partners, Associate Attorney, Seoul, Korea
- Kim & Chang, Law Clerk, Seoul, Korea


- Washington State Bar
- Member of Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES)
- Member of International Trademark Association (INTA)


English, Korean

Practice Areas

Our areas of practice include intellectual property laws (including trademark prosecution and disputes), startups, crypto projects, etc.

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intellectual PROPERTYS

- Trademark Application, Trademark Search, Office Actions
- Trademark Oppositions, Cancellation Actions, Invalidation Actions
- Intellectual Property Disputes (Patents, Trademarks, Designs, Copyrights, Unfair Competition, Domain Names, etc.)

- Litigation: Patents, Trademark, Design, Copyrights, Unfair Competition
- Criminal investigation by the police/prosecutors' Office

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- Startup cofounder agreements
- Startup investments
- General startup corporate matters

- Setting up branch offices in Korea 
- Incorporation and related documentation
- Investment in Korea companies
- Corporate documentation / corporate registration matters
- Criminal Cases (filing criminal complaints, police/prosecutors' office interviews, etc.)
- Civil Disputes (litigation, etc.)

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- Review of potential issues regarding cryptocurrencies trading, designing token economy and ICO whitepapers
- Cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and ICO related issues

Our Office

5th Floor, 142 Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu
Seoul 06236, South Korea


Contact Us

We are located at the heart of the Gangnam Business District in Seoul, near the Yeoksam Station.

Please contact us directly at for inquiries.