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Phillip L. Kim

Phil is an Associate in the firm’s San Diego office. His practice primarily focuses on international and domestic trademark clearance, prosecution, enforcement, and management for clients in a wide-range of industries including software, mobile applications, online and computer gaming, retail, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, education, security, and financial services. Phil also has substantial experience in international and domestic trademark litigation, including opposition, cancellation, domain name disputes, and federal litigation proceedings.

Prior to joining IPLA, Phil practiced business and IP law at a regional firm where his practice focused on IP transactions, licensing, and litigation. Phil is also an active member and leader in the legal community, currently serving as the President of the Korean American Bar Association of San Diego (KABA-SD).

During law school, Phil was a member of the San Diego Law Review and Appellate Moot Court Board, and graduated with a concentration in Intellectual Property.

Phil is fluent in Korean and is a former junior rock climbing champion of South Korea.

Admissions
• The State Bar of California
• United States District Court for the Northern District of California
• United States District Court for the Central District of California
• United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Education
• B.A. Political Science and Sociology, Wheaton College, IL
• J.D. University of San Diego School of Law

Associations and Memberships
• President, Korean American Bar Association of San Diego
• International Trademark Association
• Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego
• San Diego Country Bar Association