Tae-Yeon Cho began his legal career focusing on intellectual property law at a time when the concept of intellectual property was in its infancy in Korea. As a result, he is considered to be among the most knowledgeable and experienced lawyers in the area of IP in Korea. He is also recognised in Korea as a distinguished trial lawyer, having served as lead counsel for a number of significant cases involving intellectual property issues, as well as commercial subjects.
Tae-Yeon serves as an executive member of Korea's Internet Address Dispute Resolution Committee. He has been recognised by Asia Law & Practice as one of Asia's leading business lawyers in the area of IP. Tae-Yeon was also recognised as a Leading Individual in the area of IP by the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2001-2016), and also as a Highly Recommended attorney for IP in Korea by PLC (2005-2012).
He is a member of the Korean Bar Association; Seoul Bar Association; Korean Patent Attorneys Association; New York State Bar Association; International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property; Asian Patent Attorneys Association; International Trademark Association; Licensing Executives Society; Korea Intellectual Property Law Research Society; Korea International Trade Law Association; US-Korea Business Council Committee; ROK Legal Market Liberalization Committee; and ROK Domain Name Dispute Resolution Committee. He is admitted as an attorney-at-law in Korea and the US (New York) and as a Korean Patent Attorney.
Tae-Yeon was educated at the George Washington University National Law Center (MCL, 1989), University of Chicago School of Law (LLM, 1988), Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1983), and Seoul National University School of Law (LLB, 1980). He speaks Korean, Japanese and English.