KIM, Yong Ha

Associate Attorney (Admitted in NY & MD)
D.C. Metro


Ms. Kim is an intellectual property attorney focusing on Trademark clearance, counseling, prosecution, and enforcement. She prosecutes over 65 trademarks for multinational corporations and frequently drafts cease and desist letters to protect the trademarks of the clients. Further, Ms. Kim represents corporations in a wide variety of legal services on corporate matters, such as the Establishment of corporate entities in the U.S. and Korea, Corporate Governance and Management, Investment in the U.S. and Korea, Representing a commercial bank and reviewing Promissory Notes, Deeds of Trust, and Loan Agreements. She is also representing contractual and technology transactions matters, such as Sale and Purchase Agreements, Stock Purchase Agreements, Distribution Agreements in the U.S. and Korea, Technical License Agreements, Software License Agreements, Development and Services Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Indemnity Agreements, Employment Agreements, Shareholders' Agreements, Articles of Incorporation, and LLC Operating Agreements.

Representative Cases
- Counseled licensees after analyzing patent license agreements and performing due diligence.
- Negotiated and revised the Development and Services Agreements on behalf of software developer clients.
- Prosecuted over 65 trademarks for multinational corporations.
- Practiced before regulatory boards regarding no likelihood of confusion arguments for multiple trademarks.
- Drafted cease and desist letters to trademark infringers.
- Assisted prosecution of patent applications.
- Represented a commercial bank in seven commercial real estate closings, including providing title opinions and reviewing promissory notes, deeds of trust, and loan agreements.
- Prepared a term sheet for a common stock offering of a domestic technology company.

- University of Maryland, College Park, MD, B.S. Electrical Engineering, degree anticipated December 2023
- The Cyber University of Korea, B.E. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 2019
- Northwestern University School of Law / Kellogg School of Management, Chicago, IL, LL.M., and Certificate in Business Administration (joint Program), 2016
- Yonsei Law School, Seoul, Korea, J.D., 2014
- Yonsei University College of Law, Seoul, Korea, LL.B. (minor in Business Administration), 2011

Bar Admissions
- Washington D.C. (pending)
- Maryland, 2020
- New York, 2019
- Intellectual Property Office of Korea, Patent Court of Korea, Supreme Court of Korea, 2016
- Korea, 2015