Our Team

Phillip L. Kim

Phil is a Partner in the firm’s San Diego office and has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star and by the World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 for his proactive and effective global prosecution and enforcement strategy for the world’s most well-known brands. His practice includes all aspects of trademark law, including global trademark clearance, prosecution, enforcement, litigation, and management for clients in a wide range of industries including cutting-edge companies in the SAAS and artificial intelligence (AI) space, video game companies, multinational media and entertainment conglomerates, medical and pharmaceutical companies, and multinational apparel and footwear companies. Phil also has substantial experience in both international and domestic trademark litigation and regularly handles matters pertaining to IP licensing, IP acquisitions and divestitures, UDRP proceedings, and contract disputes.

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.

• 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

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

• Recognized in the WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2024
• Super Lawyers Rising Star (2023, 2024)

Associations and Memberships
• Korean American Bar Association of San Diego (past President)
• International Trademark Association
• Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego
• San Diego County Bar Association