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In 1962, when the legal market was still in its incipient stage in Korea, CENTRAL Intellectual Property & Law (CENTRAL, As of December 1, 2012, we have changed our name from Central International Law Firm to CENTRAL Intellectual Property & Law) began to offer professional legal and consulting services as a pioneer in the development of intellectual property (IP) and international transaction law practice in Korea. Since then, CENTRAL has become widely respected in the domestic and international legal community as a leading law firm offering a full spectrum of high quality legal services, ranging from IP prosecution, registration, enforcement, protection, maintenance and management services to IP/ general litigation, technical assistance, technology transactions, international licensing, commercial transactions and joint ventures.

Our practice has traditionally focused on representing our broad international clientele, which includes a large number of Fortune 500 companies in Europe, the U.S. and Asia, in IP and diverse legal matters, but CENTRAL has steadily been expanding its domestic client base as well in recent years.

CENTRAL has consistently ranked among the top IP law firms in prestigious magazines and surveys, such as Managing Intellectual Property’s World IP Survey, the Legal 500 Rankings and the Asia IP Patent Survey.
Based on our extensive experience and impeccable reputation that have been accumulated over the past five decades through hard work and dedication, CENTRAL has continuously attracted and maintained some of the most talented lawyers and patent/trademark attorneys in the country, including former judges and examiners of the Korean Intellectual Property Office, as well as foreign consultants, who represent and guide our clients in diverse industries with their in-depth knowledge. Additionally, over 130 seasoned engineers, paralegals and staff members support our 50 professionals with their specialized technical and business expertise and foreign language skills.

As our patent/trademark attorneys work closely together as a cohesive team with our General Law Practice Group, which includes Korean attorneys at Law and U.S. licensed attorneys, our firm can provide comprehensive legal services to our clients after the registration of patents and trademarks, according to their specific needs.
The heart of our firm’s culture is client service. CENTRAL ’s guiding principle has always been tireless commitment to meeting our clients’ individual objectives and needs at every stage by making such needs our utmost priority and consistently providing efficient and cost-effective legal services that do not compromise on quality of the highest caliber in all areas of law, business and technology.

We believe that by keeping client interests and goals firmly in the forefront of our mind at all times, we and our clients can achieve prosperity and success on a long-term basis together.

Through the smooth integration of core traditional values of the past with proactive advancements for the future and dedicated professionalism, CENTRAL pledges to continue to grow in step with the rapidly evolving global environment and thereby become a true partner to our valued clients.

● Surveys for Client
● Immediate & Complete
    Reflection of Feedback
    or Complaints from Clients
● Prompt Notification of
    Important Changes in Laws
    & Practice Tips
● Periodic Newsletters
● Regular Courtesy Visits and
    Attendance at International
● Watch Services
● Acknowledgment System
● Multiple Reviews of Translations
● Foreign Legal Counsel
● Smooth and Open Channels
    of Communication with the
    KIPO and Courts
● Multiple Monitoring,
    Computerized Monitoring
    and Pop-up System
● Internal Due Dates
● Notice & Reminders
● Safeguard System

Korean 82-2-767-1100 English 82-2-767-1200 Japanese 82-2-767-1300 Emergency 82-2-767-1111 FAX 82-2-767- 1234 E-MAIL ip@cipl.kr
ADDRESS : Gwanghwamun Bldg. 14F, 149, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03186 , Korea