Ho Hyun NAHM

Lead Partner, Barun IP & Law

1972 - 1976College of Law, Chung-ju University (LL.B)
1980 - 1982 Overseas Information Service, Ministry of Culture and Information
1982 - 1985Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University (M.PA)
1982 - 1987Legal Affairs Department of Korean Air
1986Admitted to Korean Patent Bar
1987 - 1996Partner of Central International Law Firm (in charge of Trademark Department)
1988Admitted to the 23rd Korean Patent Bar
1996 - presentLead Partner of Barun IP & Law
1999 - 2000President of the Korean Trademarks Institute
2000 - 2002International Affairs Director of the Korean Patent Attorneys Association
2000 - presentPanelist of the Korean Internet Address Dispute Resolution Committee(IDRC)
2003 - 2009Chairman of the Trademark Committee of the Asian Patent Attorneys’ Association
2004 - presentPanelist of the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Committee (ADNDRC)
2005 - 2006Member of the Presidential Advisory Council on State Science and    Technology of the Republic of Korea
2006 - presentPanelist of the U.S. National Arbitration Forum (NAF)
2006 - presentDirector of the Korean Intellectual Property Forum, the Korean Industrial
Property Rights Institute and the FICPI-Korea
2007 - presentArbitrator of Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
2008 - presentPanelist of the WIPO
2009 - 2010President of Korea Trademark, Design and Copyright Chapter of the Korean
Patent Attorneys’ Association
2011 - presentPolicy Advisor of the Ministry of Public Administration and Security
2012 - 2015President of APAA (Asian Patent Attorneys’ Association)-Korean Group
2014 - 2015Vice President of Korean Arbitrators’ Association
2014 - presentChairman of KIDRC (Korea Internet Address Dispute Resolution Committee)
2015 - presentArbitrator of HKIAC - Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
Trademark policy advisor for the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO)
Member of international NGOs: INTA, AIPPI, FICPI, ECTA, APAA and PTMG

Recognitions of Mr. Nahm's expertise

• Selected as one of ‘The World's Leading Experts in Trademark Law’ in 1996 by 'Euromoney Publications PLC' based in London.

• Nominated as one of the leading, most highly-acclaimed legal experts, and highly recommended Asia-Pacific-focused lawyers in areas of Intellectual Property Rights, for nine consecutive years (2007 - 2015), by ‘Asia Law’.

• Recognized as the ‘Man of the Year in Law 2010’ by American Biographical Institute for Dedication and Excellence.

• Awarded ‘Winner of the 2010 New Quality Innovation Award (Service Innovation)’ for the first time in the field of legal service in Korea.

• Awarded 2015 Korea Invention Education Writing Award ’ by Korean Academy of Invention Education

• Awarded ‘Korean IP Law Firm of the Year 2012’ by a renowned British monthly magazine, Acquisition International. 

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