IP Filing, Registration and Management
IP-Related Trials and Litigations
Prior art search/analysis/evaluation, technology transfer/licensing
Chemical/Bio Practice
Electronics/IT Practice
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Effective protection of intellectual property rights is quintessential to the continuing growth and development of companies in today’s business environment where everyone pursues to gain a competitive edge based on technological innovations. The legal services by “FirstLaw P. C." begin from the early stage of establishing a technology development plan by searching and analyzing the relevant prior art and by preparing specifications, based on the filing strategies that have been formulated in accordance with the client’s overall business objectives.

Needless to say, such high standard legal services that satisfy the client’s expectation and needs cannot be performed without the mastery of the up-to-date IP laws and practice--both substantive and procedural--.

Toward that end, “FirstLaw P. C." continues to spend substantial investments and effort to cultivate and maintain professional expertise through its overseas education programs, international and domestic training, and continuing legal education of its professionals. “FirstLaw P. C." is also actively involved in pro bono services including legal opinions and briefs to help, e.g., KIPO’s legislative enactments/amendments and revision of examination guidelines.

Because of our constant efforts, “FirstLaw P. C." is currently regarded as one of the leading IP firms in Korea, as evidenced by MIP's ranking as the top tier korean IP firm in prosecution and contentious matters for both patents and trademarks in 2010

Our major services provided in connection with the filing, registration and maintenance of IP rights are as follows:
- Filing applications (patents, utility models, designs, trademarks and service marks), registration and
   maintenance thereof
- Filing remarks against office actions, effectuating amendments, lodging oppositions, and correction of
   the registered rights
- Petitioning and securing of patent term extensions/trademark renewals