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.

Partners

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SJ Hong / 홍승진

Managing Partner, Attorney at Law

sj.hong@dusonlaw.com

Education

  • 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

Experience

  • 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 2nd 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)

Admissions/Membership

  • Korean Bar Association (2012)

  • Korea Patent Attorneys Association (2012)

  • Certified Expert Lawyer - Intellectual Property Laws (Korean Bar Association, 2016)

Languages

Korean, English


Steve Lee

Of-Counsel, U.S. Attorney

Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law (JD), Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A.

  • University of Washington, Political Science (BS), Seattle, Washington, U.S.A

Experience

  • Cho & Partners, Associate Attorney, Seoul, Korea

  • Kim & Chang, Law Clerk, Seoul, Korea

Admissions/Membership

  • Washington State Bar

  • Member of Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES)

  • Member of International Trademark Association (INTA)

Languages

English, Korean


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Yong Jin Yoon

technical advisor, Ph.D.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AT KAIST

Education

  • Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) (2009)

  • Stanford University, Electrical Engineering (M.S.) (2008)

  • Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) (2005)

  • Korea University, Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) (2000)

Experience

  • KAIST, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering (8/2018 ~ present)

  • Kyunghee Univ., Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Technology Management (3/2018 ~ present)

  • Nanyang Technology University, Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, (1/2010 ~ 8/2018)

  • Korea IT Cooperation Center in Singapore, External Business Advisor (10/2017~ Present)

  • KOREA INNOVATION LAUNCHPAD IN SINGAPORE (KILSA), Technology Board Member (Present)

  • Korean Society of Precision Engineering, Associate Fellow, (1/2016 ~ Present)

  • Korean Society of Precision Engineering, Board Member of Green Manufacturing, (1/2016 ~ Present)

  • Korean Society of Precision Engineering, Board Member for the Committee of Precision Manufacturing Processes in 3D Printing Technology, (1/2016 ~ Present)

  • Korean Society of Precision Engineering, Board Member for the International Committee of 3D Printing User’s Forum (6/2016 ~ Present)

  • Stanford University, Research Fellow (10/2009 ~ 1/2010)

  • Stanford University, Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering (3/2004 ~ 9/2009)

  • Stanford University, Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering (3/2004 ~ 9/2009)

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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STARTUPS/FOREIGN COMPANIES

- 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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CRYPTO PROJECTS

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

Our Office

DUSON LAW

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 help@dusonlaw.com or +82 2 6406 5078 for inquiries.