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about us


Our Firm

Unis Patent and Law Firm is a full service intellectual property law firm that advises regional, national, and global businesses on a wide range of legal and IP matters. Founded in 1991, we have provided expert counsel and guidance in every IP area, such as patent prosecution, litigation, licensing, and IP monetization.

Since our foundation, we have represented a wide range of clients from Fortune 500 multinational corporations, world renowned R&D organizations and universities to individual inventors. Unis’ experienced group is currently composed of 60 members including 11 patent attorneys and IP lawyers covering all technical fields.

Unis is one of the leading IP law firms in Korea, as evidenced by our ranking among the top ten Korean IP firms in terms of filing volume, which we confidently believe is a result of our persistent efforts to best meet the growing demands of our clients. We pride ourselves on aiming for a level of service that not only exceeds the expectations of our clients but always hits the mark.

Since expert knowledge and diligent analysis are the cornerstones of all legal practices, and we assure you that developing a relationship with Unis will help to take your business to the next level.

Our History

1991~2000 IP Software Developer

  • Nation’s first online patent and trademark search service “PIS”, 1993
  • Joint project for developing “Multimedia Patent Information” with Samsung, 1995
  • Developing “Patent Search Engine” as a Korean government project, 1996
  • Joint project for developing “Patent Digital Library” with IBM Korea, 1998
  • Developed the “Trademark Search Engine” used by the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), 2002

2001~present IP Firm

  • Primary IP firm for Volvo Group since 1998
  • Launched Nation’s first and most frequented internet-based IP counseling & filing services, “Ineedpatent” & “Ineedbrand”, 2001 and still operating
  • Established our Buchon & Ulsan branch offices in 2004 and in 2006
  • One of the top 10 IP filers in Korea since 2009, with over 3,500 annual filings to the KIPO based on more than 8,000 clients

Our Standard

Service beyond Expectation

  • Our professionals command multiple languages covering Korean

Good Communications

  • Our professionals command multiple languages covering Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese

Swift Response

  • We appreciate that time is often of the essence in commercial transactions and when a problem arises, a timely response can make all the difference. For this reason, our lawyers are prepared to provide round-clock assistance in dealing with legal issues whenever they arise.

Reasonable Fees

  • We pride ourselves on producing high quality work while keeping a lean and agile legal team on each matter. That translates to reasonable legal fees for our clients. This is only possible because we hire and retain the best professionals.