George BusuLim, Ruger and Kim | Lim, Ruger and Kim


1055 West Seventh Street, 28th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

47 Kearny Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: (213) 955-9500 (Ext. 161)

Fax: (213) 955-9511

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California State Bar
  • U.S. District Court: Central District of California

Articles & Presentations

George Busu is an Associate in the Los Angeles office, where he specializes in complex commercial litigation and intellectual property.

In the litigation arena, Mr. Busu has extensive experience in intellectual property disputes, complex business disputes, fraud, commercial real estate disputes, and state court appeals.

Mr. Busu’s intellectual property counseling covers the spectrum of copyright and trademark matters with due consideration for the appropriate balance between practical business and legal concerns. He has in-depth experience in trademark risk analysis, registration and registration maintenance.

Mr. Busu is a graduate of Yale Law School where he also served as Senior Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained exceedingly rare alternative writ on an appealable order for large Korean investment firm seeking recognition of $34 million Korean judgment in California.
  • Obtained rare default fraud judgment in complex bank fraud case and an order of non-dischargeability of the fraud judgment debt.
  • Represented Korean broadcasters in obtaining temporary restraining order and permanent injunction against defendants intercepting and rebroadcasting Korean television network programming to subscribers of defendants’ internet service.
  • Represented garment manufacturer in successfully opposing the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s refusal to register trademark based on alleged confusing similarity to previously registered trademark.
  • Represented garment manufacturer in successfully negotiating rescission of opposition by a prominent U.S. denim manufacturer to a trademark registration in the Republic of India without payment from the client.
  • Represented real estate developer in successfully opposing the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s refusal to register trademark for large commercial real estate development project based on alleged confusing similarity to previously registered trademark.
  • Obtained Japanese trademark for American manufacturer under the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks.
  • Defended and successfully negotiated dismissal with prejudice of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceeding for trademark cancellation. The “co-existence” settlement agreement included payment of our client’s attorney’s fees.

Practice Areas


  • Appellate
  • Business Disputes and Torts
  • Class Actions
  • Foreign Judgments
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate
  • Trials
  • Unfair Competition and Business Practices


  • Intellectual Property Counseling
  • Litigation (Copyright and Trademark)
  • Trademark Registration


  • Yale Law School (J.D., 2000)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1996)

Foreign Languages

Honors & Distinctions

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member

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