Firms in the Spotlight Intellectual property

Frans Winarta & Partners

FWP has dedicated its highly valuable service to the protection of intellectual property rights in Indonesia through Winarta Intellectual Property Practice (WIP). The professionalism and good capabilities of the firm in handling various cases of intellectual property have made WIP as one of the leading firms in Indonesia. We believe that all staffs, lawyers and …

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Intellectual property in Indonesia

Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, a member firm of Baker McKenzie

Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, a member firm of Baker McKenzie has a strong international contentious and non-contentious IP practice with a broad range of industry expertise that includes consumer goods, TMT, financial services, healthcare and energy. Practice head Daru Lukiantono advises across the full spectrum of IP law, from brand management and enforcement, to data privacy and brand litigation. Associate partner Wiku Anindito is also noted and advises clients in the pharmaceuticals, consumer and luxury goods and hospitality industries.

Practice head(s):

Daru Lukiantono

Other key lawyers:

Wiku Aninditois

Key clients

Unilever Plc

Apple Inc

Amazon Technologies Inc.

Dart Industries Inc.

Monster Energy Company

Nissan Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Palmerston Ltd / Hutchinson Group

WD-40 Manufacturing Company

British American Tobacco

Inditex

Work highlights

  • Advising Unilever, N.V. on managing its trademark portfolio.
  • Managing the trademark portfolio of the group of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (“Hutchison”) in Indonesia.
  • Advising Amazon Technologies, Inc. on managing its trademark portfolio in Indonesia.

Januar Jahja & Partners

Januar Jahja & Partners has a well-established presence in the intellectual property litigation space, as seen with its successful representation of DC Comics in the highly publicised trademark cancellation action case. Managing partner Prudence Jahja specialises in trademark prosecution and litigation. Jahja is 'clearly an expert in her field' and has 'excellent communication skills'. Foreign legal consultant Andrew Diamond is also noted and has been driving growth and expanding the firm's patent offering.

Practice head(s):

Prudence Jahja

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Diamond

Testimonials

‘Ms. Prudence Jahja is clearly an expert in her field. Excellent communication skills as well as thoughtful advice and a service-minded approach make her an outstanding choice for our intellectual property needs in Indonesia. After working with another firm in Indonesia for decades, we are quite frankly relieved to have complete confidence in entrusting our work to Ms. Jahja.’

We’ve worked most closely with Prudence Jahja and Andrew Diamond. We find them to be excellent professionals and are lawyers who really understand both the client’s needs and the local IP situation in Indonesia.’

Great service, proactive & professional.’

Key clients

Tencent Holdings Limited

DC Comics

Japan Tobacco Inc.

Tempo Group

Societe des Produits Nestle S.A. (“Nestle”)

Yum! Brands

Bytedance, Ltd.

WeWork Companies, LLC

Sunkist Growers, Inc.

Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented DC Comics in a trademark cancellation action against an Indonesian food producer.  
  • Successfully defended PT. Bogamulia Nagadi (Tempo Group) in a trademark cancellation action on appeal to the Indonesian Supreme Court.
  • Successfully represented Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd. in a trademark cancellation action and subsequent settlement proceedings.

SKC Law

SKC Law is a full service intellectual property law firm that advises on prosecution, commercialisation, enforcement and litigation of intellectual property. Purnomo Suryomurcito heads the intellectual property protection and enforcement offering. Nidya Kalangie is in charge of the intellectual property prosecution team and Andrew Conduit assists the firm's foreign client base with intellectual property dispute resolution and general advisory.

Practice head(s):

Purnomo Suryomurcito; Nidya Kalangie; Andrew Conduit

Testimonials

‘Based on our experience, SKC team is very responsive and proactive.’

‘Open to feedback, timely, communicative.’

Key clients

adidas International Marketing B.V.

Aplikasi Karya Anak Bangsa, PT. (Gojek)

Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

Gajah Tunggal Tbk., PT.

GS Yuasa International, Ltd.

Hensley Industries Inc.

Honda Motor Co. Ltd.

Kao Corporation

Nike, Inc.

Novartis Pharmaceuticals (HK) Ltd.

Petrosea Tbk., PT.

Robinson LLC (instructing for Apple, Beats, HP)

Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Tokopedia., PT.

Trias Holding AG

Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd

Zippo Manufacturing Company

Work highlights

    Suryomurcito & Co. in association with Rouse

    Suryomurcito & Co. in association with Rouse advises across the full spectrum of intellectual property law, from trademark and patent prosecution, to anti-counterfeiting and enforcement. Nick Redfearn acts as the global enforcement head and deputy CEO and the dispute resolution team is led by Tania Lovita. Kin Wah Chow has a strong contentious and non-contentious practice, with an emphasis on patent infringement. Lisa Yong also has a broad practice with impressive cross-border experience. Arifia Fajra heads the patent agency group and handles a wide variety of patent prosecution and validation cases. Yurio Astary is also noted and heads the trademark group; Astary's client portfolio covers a range of sectors including financial services, tobacco, luxury goods and pharmaceuticals.

    Practice head(s):

    Lisa Yong; Kin Wah Chow; Tania Lovita; Arifia Fajra; Yurio Astary; Nick Redfearn

    Key clients

    PT Global Tiket Network (tiket.com)

    PT Social Bella Indonesia (Sociolla.com)

    Starbucks Coffee Company

    GS Yuasa International Ltd.

    H-D U.S.A, LLC, or Harley-Davidson

    ExxonMobil Corporation

    Daniel Wellington

    PT Cocomas Indonesia

    Halliburton Energy Service, Inc.

    Line Corporation

    Work highlights

    • Successfully represented GY Yuasa Corporation in cancelling a third party’s trademark registration for GSJ mark in Class 9 based on well-known mark and bad faith.
    • Successfully acted for Bank of America in cancelling the domain name BOFA.ID registered by third party. The domain name is part of an ongoing fraud that has been perpetrated against Bank of America employees and customers.
    • Representing Apotex Inc in an appeal against the lower court decision on the infringement action against Novell Pharmaceutical.

    Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

    Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has an experienced contentious and non-contentious practice with a strong presence in the technology, media and communications sector. The firm has a strong media client base which includes TikTok Pte. Ltd. Co-founding partner Chandra Hamzah is well-regarded in the intellectual property space and co-heads the practice alongside Dewi Soeharto, who is another recognised intellectual property specialist. Dewi advises on all aspects of intellectual property law, from copyrights and trademarks, to patents and trade secrets.

    Practice head(s):

    Chandra Hamzah; Dewi Soeharto

    Key clients

    TikTok Pte. Ltd.

    Morinaga Milk Industry Co. Ltd.

    Unilever N.V.

    PT Unilever Indonesia Tbk

    PT Sumber Alfaria Trijaya Tbk (Alfamart)

    PT Midi Utama Indonesia Tbk (Alfamidi)

    PT Petrokimia Gresik

    Monash University

    PT Sekolah Cikal

    PT Sekolah Integrasi Digital

    PT Amaan Indonesia Sejahtera

    PT Prima Andalan Mandiri

    Beekman 1802, Inc.

    L.A. Gear Inc.

    Scoular Company

    Okra International Co. Ltd.

    Acava Limited (Part of AJEGROUP)

    PT Nusantara Segar Global

    PT Digital Kresindo Ekapratama

    Les’ Copaque Production Sdn. Bhd.

    Suez Top Ventures Sdn. Bhd.

    Columbia Asia Healthcare Sdn. Bhd.

    Work highlights

    • Advised PT Sumber Alfaria Trijaya Tbk and PT Midi Utama Indonesia Tbk on their copyright infringement case.
    • Advised PT Petrokimia Gresik on trademark infringement involving a range of fertilizer products.

    K&K Advocates

    K&K Advocates is an intellectual property boutique law firm that advises domestic and international companies, as well as state owned enterprises. Key sectors of expertise for the practice include healthcare, energy, luxury and consumer goods. Managing partner Justisiari Perdana Kusumah heads the litigation, enforcement and arbitration practice and has experience drafting intellectual property legislation. The intellectual property prosecution practice is led by Risti Wulansari, a 'truly valuable asset', with a broad prosecution and advisory practice.

    Practice head(s):

    Justisiari Perdana Kusumah; Risti Wulansari

    Testimonials

    ‘Specialized in trademarks, with strong and skilled partners and good connection with the relevant authorities. ’

    ‘Risti Wulansari is very cooperative and gives great advise, including alternative doable solutions. I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with her, and came to know her as a truly valuable asset to the team.’

    Key clients

    Gojek (PT Aplikasi Karya Anak Bangsa)

    Hugo Boss

    Ralph Lauren

    PT Porto Indonesia Sejahtera

    British American Tobacco Indonesia

    Donaldson Inc

    PUMA

    Ralph Lauren

    PT Mobile Premier League

    PT. Achilles Advanced Systems

    ByteDance (TikTok)

    Soho Global Health

    Kalbe Group

    PT Pharma Health Care

    PT Bukalapak.com

    The Sunrider Corporation DBA Sunrider International

    PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (Telkom)

    The Procter & Gamble Company

    The Procter & Gamble Home Products Indonesia

    The Gillete Company LLC

    BTN Persero TBK

    LG CNS

    Shell Brands International AG

    Christian Louboutin

    PT Paragon Technology and Innovation

    Shanghai Savvy Intellectual Property Agency

    Oakley Inc and Luxottica S.P.A.

    PT Djarum

    Ganpartnership

    PT Citra Mahasurya Industries

    Bird & Bird ATMD

    Kim & Chang

    Herbert Smith Freehills

    PT Global Media Visual (MOLA TV)

    Vidio Dot Com

    Whirlpool Entities

    Azman Davidson & Co.

    PT Unilever Indonesia

    Work highlights

    • Assisting PT Aplikasi Karya Anak Bangsa (GOJEK) in handling their IP Portfolio that includes trademark, patent, design, and copyright.
    • Assisted Hugo Boss with filing a cancellation claim at the Indonesian Commercial Court against third party’s trademark that consisting “HUGO” name submitted on the basis of bad faith.
    • Advising ByteDance on copyright matters, in relation to their upcoming feature in their TikTok application prior to launch in Indonesia.

    Roosdiono & Partners

    Roosdiono & Partners handles a large amount of intellectual property-related commercial litigation and arbitration mandates, as well as an increasing amount of patent prosecution work. Endra Prabawa is an intellectual property specialist with extensive experience advising on the protection of patents, trademarks, copyrights and industrial designs. Ajeng Yesie Triewanty was promoted to partner in 2020 and was involved in the Indonesian National Arbitration Center’s (BANI) high profile trademark case.

    Practice head(s):

    Endra Prabawa; Ajeng Yesie Triewanty

    Testimonials

    A proactive team that understands the needs of clients, and appreciates that clients need proactive and business friendly or commercial solutions to their legal problems.’

    Endra is the head of department and is very responsive. Ajeng is the up and coming partner. Both are savvy litigators and have helped client navigate through the often complex legal process in Indonesia.’

    Key clients

    GuangDong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., LTD

    ZTE Corporation

    Zyro Inc, UAB

    Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft

    Reckitt Benckiser Corporate Services Ltd

    Blackshark Technologies (Nanchang) Co. Ltd.

    PT Ritel Bersama Nasional (JD.ID)

    PT Jingdong Indonesia Pertama (JD.ID)

    Ceat Limited

    Sampingan PTE. LTD. and PT Sampingan Mitra Indonesia

    PT Tower Bersama Infrastructure Tbk

    PT Darya-Varia Laboratoria Tbk

    BANI Arbitration Center

    Work highlights

    • Advising BANI Arbitration Center in a trademark cancellation lawsuit, as well as managing their trademark portfolio.
    • Assisting GuangDong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., LTD with more than 60 patent applications.
    • Acting as proxy for more than 20 patent filing applications by ZTE Corporation.

    Tilleke & Gibbins

    Tilleke & Gibbins handles a broad range of trademark searches, registration and prosecution of marks for clients, particularly in the automotive, technology and life sciences sectors. Wongrat Ratanaprayul heads the practice and has a broad intellectual property practice. Bangkok-based Somboon Earterasarun heads the Jakarta office and has substantial experience advising on intellectual property protection and managing trademark portfolios.

    Practice head(s):

    Wongrat Ratanaprayul; Somboon Earterasarun

    Key clients

    Audi

    Amazon.com Inc

    Beam Suntory

    BMW

    Ferrero

    John Hardy

    Original Buff

    PTTGC

    Viziv Technologies

    Xiaomi

    Work highlights

    • Successfully advised Orignal Buff S.A., a well-known apparel manufacturer with a trademark cancellation action against an Indonesian trademark holder with a confusingly similar mark.
    • Advising Xiaomi with trademark prosecutions in Indonesia.
    • Advised Audi AG on opposing an application which was submitted in bad faith by a local party in Indonesia.

    Iman Sjahputra & Partners

    Iman Sjahputra & Partners is a boutique law firm that specialises in intellectual property. The practice has an international client base with many of its clients coming from the US and Japan. Managing partner Iman Sjahputra heads the practice and is a member of the Indonesian Advocate Association (PERADI) and a licensed Indonesian IP consultant. Key changes in the team include the promotion of Willy Isananda to junior partner.

    Practice head(s):

    Iman Sjahputra; Wawan Santoso

    Other key lawyers:

    Willy Isananda

    Testimonials

    Responsive and strategic thinking- transparency of costs and procedures.’

    ‘Yeny Risnawati is reponsive and clear/concise answers- much appreciated.’

    Key clients

    Bridgestone Corp.

    Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.

    Sumitomo Corp.

    Huawei

    Hisamitsu Pharmaceuticals

    Seiko Epson Corp.

    Jockey International

    NTT Docomo Inc.

    Sony

    Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.

    Diageo Brands BV

    Wacoal Corp.

    Hino Motors Ltd.

    Sogo & Seibu Co. Ltd.

    Dunlop

    John Hardy Ltd.

    Gildan Activewear Inc.

    The Commonwealth of Australia

    Hitachi Metals

    WeBank (Tencent)

    Nippon Sheet Glass Company Ltd.

    Asahi Kasei Corp.

    NGK Spark Plug Co Ltd

    Jarrow Formulas Inc.

    Nissin Food Holdings Co., Ltd.

    Work highlights

    • Advising Sungai Budi Group on its trademark infringement (counterfeiting) case.
    • Advising Cinco Corporation on its trademark portfolio in Indonesia.
    • Assisting Nippon Sheet Glass Company Ltd. in overcoming a rejection of its trademark applied to Indonesia using the Madrid Protocol.

    Inter Patent Office

    Inter Patent Office has a broad contentious and non-contentious practice in Indonesia. Managing clients’ trademarks and industrial designs portfolios is a key area of work. Managing partner Hendra Widjaya heads the practice and has particular experience assisting clients in trademark and patent prosecutions. Anny Gunadi is also noted and advises clients on trademark portfolio management and international trademark registrations.

    Practice head(s):

    Hendra Widjaya

    Other key lawyers:

    Anny Gunadi

    Testimonials

    ‘Inter Patent Office is a well managed firm which works systematically. They do not just do the job as instructed, but also give some suggestions for the client.’

    The good thing about working with Inter Patent Office is they also value our time to always finish the works as estimated and incredibly fast response to our instructions and questions.’

    Key clients

    PT Dexa Medica

    PT Ferron Par Pharmaceuticals

    PT Fonko International Pharmaceuticals

    PT Beta Pharmacon CT Corpora group

    PT Bank Mega Tbk

    PT Trans Corpora

    PT Trans Studio

    PT Trans Property

    PT Trans Retail Indonesia

    PT Para Bandung Propertindo

    Orang Tua Group

    PT Terang Dunia Internusa

    PT Akulaku Silvrr Indonesia

    PT Akulaku Finance Indonesia

    PT Pintar Belanja Indonesia

    PT Inovasi Kredit Indonesia

    PT Kalikali Media Indonesia

    PT Bank Net Indonesia Syariah Tbk

    Ther-A-Pedic Associates, Inc.

    PT Berkat Animasi Internasional Indonesia Shueisha Inc.

    Harvest Corporation Japan

    Inabata France

    BEABA (Société par Actions Simplifiée)

    Work highlights

    • Advising PT Terang Dunia Internusa on international trademark registration matters in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, China, United Kingdom and Norway.
    • Representing Dexa Medica group in its trademarks management portfolio works in Indonesia, and in South East Asian countries, Middle Eastern countries, African countries, European countries, Canada and United States.
    • Assisting Akulaku group with managing its trademarks management portfolio works in Indonesia.

    Makarim & Taira S.

    Makarim & Taira S. advises on a broad range of trademark registration and licensing matters and showcases in-depth knowledge of Indonesia's intellectual property regulations. The practice has particularly expertise in the hospitality sector. Managing partner Lia Alizia heads the practice. Senior associate Norma Mutalib is also noted and displays expertise in handling intellectual property matters relating to hotel franchising and management.

    Practice head(s):

    Lia Alizia

    Other key lawyers:

    Norma Mutalib

    Key clients

    Hilton Worldwide Manage Limited

    Louvre Hotels Group

    Millennium & Copthorne International Limited

    Federal-Mogul Bremsbelag GmbH

    HKG Epitherapeutics Limited

    Work highlights

    • Advised Hilton Worldwide Manage Limited on registering trademarks at the Indonesian Trademark Office.
    • Advised Louvre Hotels Group on filing and securing their trademark registrations in Indonesia to support their hotel activities in Indonesia.
    • Assisted Federal-Mogul Bremsbelag GmbH with maintaining trademark applications and registrations in Indonesia.

    Soemadipradja & Taher

    Soemadipradja & Taher advises clients on the full life cycle of intellectual property assets. The team showcases strong regulatory and compliance expertise and works closely with government entities, particularly the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights. Key sectors of expertise include the automotive, oil and gas, technology, and luxury goods sectors. Practice head Romi Emirat is a licensed advocate and intellectual property consultant.

    Practice head(s):

    Romi Emirat

    Testimonials

    Rommy Emirat played an outstanding role in assisting with every AHM IPR law matter. Rommy lead the S&T team and was able to provide a tailored and successful IPR litigation strategy based on what we could see was an in-depth understanding of both the relevant law and the practical/procedural aspects.’

    Key clients

    Rahmat Lim & Partners

    Bris & Partners

    Seino Holdings Co. Ltd.

    Intertek Plc.

    K.R.S. Corporation

    Work highlights

    • Advised Intertek Plc. on the Indonesian intellectual property law aspects of a proposed acquisition.
    • Advised BRIS & Partners on the protection of its client’s trademark.
    • Advised K.R.S. Corporation on the intellectual property aspects of its acquisition of four subsidiaries of the Kiat Ananda Group.

    Dedy Kurniadi & Co Lawyers Office

    Dedy Kurniadi & Co Lawyers Office has a broad intellectual property offering that covers copyrights, trademarks and patent registrations. The practice has a strong focus on the media and entertainment sectors. Managing partner Dedi Kurniadi is a key point of contact.

    Practice head(s):

    Dedi Kurniadi

    Work highlights

      Rajamada & Partners

      Rajamada & Partners‘ intellectual property practice is led by registered IP consultant and founding partner Mada Silalahi, who has expertise in patent and trademark registrations. Silalahi is also a member of the Associations of Indonesian Advocates.

      Practice head(s):

      Mada Silalahi

      Work highlights