Intellectual property in Indonesia

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

Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, a member firm of Baker McKenzie is highly experienced in both contentious and non-contentious matters, with a strong background in sectors such as consumer, TMT, healthcare, manufacturing, financial services and energy. Daru Lukiantono leads the team and covers the full spectrum of intellectual property work. Also recommended are associate partners Primastuti Purnamasari, who is an expert in patent and trade mark prosecution, and Wiku Anindito, who is very strong in trade mark licensing.

Practice head(s):

Daru Lukiantono

Other key lawyers:

Primastuti Purnamasari

Key clients

Dart Industries Inc.

Akzo Nobel Chemicals International B.V

Unilever, N.V.

Bayer AG

Nissan Motor Co Ltd



Marriott International

AsahiKasei Corporation

Strider Sports Int’l

Inter IKEA Holding Services S.A.

Apple Inc

Amazon com

CK Hutchison Holdings Limited


Kao Corporation

Januar Jahja & Partners

Januar Jahja & Partners is the IP practice of choice for a number of household names. Prudence Jahja leads the team and has extensive experience in trade mark prosecution and litigation. Other key names of note include: Andrew Diamond, who is an expert in litigation and enforcement; Walter Simandjuntak, who is very strong in patent, copyright and industrial design-related issues; and associate Nena Esse Nurasifa, who works on trade mark prosecutions and oppositions.

Practice head(s):

Prudence Jahja

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Diamond; Walter Simandjuntak

Key clients

Société des Produits Nestlé

Yum! Brands

Japan Tobacco International

Tencent Holdings Limited

DC Comics

J.A. Henckles/Zwilling

Sunkist Growers, Inc.

Wahl Clipper Corporation


SKC Law represents multinational companies in relation to issues such as enforcement, prosecution, litigation and general advisory work. Purnomo Suryomurcito is one of three practice heads and specialises in enforcement matters. Also leading the team is Nidya Kalangie, who is an expert in prosecution and litigation, and Andrew Conduit, who is highly experienced in dispute resolution and advisory issues.

Practice head(s):

Purnomo Suryomurcito; Nidya Kalangie; Andrew Conduit


‘The team is great in handling investigations and raid actions, fulfilling all the way to the close of the case; honest and trustworthy, strong connection with local authorities.’

‘SKC have a clear cost structure so that every step can be considered. ‘


Key clients

adidas AG

Aplikasi Karya Anak Bangsa,

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

Gajah Tunggal Tbk., PT.

GS Yuasa International, Ltd.

Hensley Industries Inc.

Hogan Lovells Japan

Honda Motor Co. Ltd.

Kao Corporation

MCM Holding AG

Nike, Inc.

Robinson LLC

Tokopedia, PT.

Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG

Shanghai Moonton Technology Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Asssisted Tokopedia with IP prosecutions.
  • Advising Gojek on its patent prosecution strategy.
  • Advising Gajah Tunggal on global trade mark prosecutions
  • Advised Adidas on its enforcement campaign.
  • Advised Nike on its enforcement campaign.

Suryomurcito & Co. in association with Rouse

Suryomurcito & Co. in association with Rouse handles both hard and soft IP in areas such as prosecution, anti-counterfeiting, enforcement and general advisory issues. Practice head Nicholas Redfearn is best known for his work in trade mark litigation and enforcement, with additional expertise in patent and design filing. Other key members of the team are Lisa Yong, who advises on portfolio management and IP strategies, and Kin Wah Chow, who is strong in the retail, media and industrial equipment sectors. Consultant Gunawan Suryomurcito is also highly recommended.

Practice head(s):

Nicholas Redfearn 


‘Great knowledge of local law.’

‘Nicholas Redfearn and Kin Wah Chow are always ready to assist clients.’

Key clients

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

GS Yuasa

Starbucks Coffee Company

The Procter & Gamble Company

BATMark Limited

The Coca-Cola Company

Glaxo Group Limited

Adidas International Marketing BV

Richemont International S.A.

ABB Schweiz AG N



Levi Strauss and Co


The Walt Disney Company

PT Tauzia International Management

Jack Daniels


JFE Steel Corporation

Michael Kors

Work highlights

  • Advised Jack Daniel’s on its trade mark portfolio and IP protection strategy in Indonesia.
  • Advised Walt Disney on its brand protection programme in Indonesia.
  • Acted for BMW in a dispute concerning the domain name ‘’.
  • Managed the trade mark portfolio for Tauzia International Management.
  • Assisted Hartono Istana Teknologi with drafting patent filings under the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

Iman Sjahputra & Partners

Iman Sjahputra & Partners runs the gamut of IP services and primarily acts for clients headquartered in the US and Japan. Managing partner Iman Sjahputra  leads the team and is very active in trade mark registrations and appeals. Wawan Santoso is strong in contentious issues involving both trade mark and patent law. Senior associates Parjio and Willy Isananda are also highly recommended.

Practice head(s):

Iman Sjahputra; Wawan Santoso

Other key lawyers:

Parjio; Willy Isananda


‘The firm is responsive and provides a reliable service.’

‘Angga Karona provides understandable advice on trade mark applications at a high professional level.’

Key clients

Bridgestone Corp.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.

Sumitomo Corp.


Hisamitsu Pharmaceuticals

Seiko Epson Corp.

Jockey International

NTT Docomo Inc.

Wacoal Corp.

Hino Motors Ltd.


Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.

Sogo & Seibu Co. Ltd.


John Hardy Ltd.

Gildan Activewear Inc.

The Commonwealth of Australia

Diageo Brands BV 1


Dentsu Inc.

Yakult Honsha Co. Ltd.


Work highlights

  • Representing AW Licensing LLC in a successful trade mark appeal case.
  • Advising on and successfully avoiding ABC Co’s trade mark rejection.
  • Representing Meranti Corp in one of the first-ever trade mark applications using the Madrid Protocol in various countries worldwide. (AM CHECK – client name?)
  • Representing Gildan in trade mark proceedings in Indonesia.
  • Providing a legal opinion to a client and handling its trade mark and industrial design prosecution and maintenance in Indonesia.

Inter Patent Office

Inter Patent Office advises across all aspects of IP and is most active in managing trade mark portfolios in the pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, financial services, food and beverage, and manufacturing sectors. Managing partner Hendra Widjaya leads the team and focuses on contentious and non-contentious trade mark matters. Also recommended is Anny Gunadi, who has expertise in trade mark agreements and licensing as well as patent registrations.

Practice head(s):

Hendra Widjaya

Other key lawyers:

Anny Gunadi

Key clients

Dexa Medica Group

CT Corpora

Massindo International

Shueisha Inc.

Orang Tua Group

Terang Dunia Internusa

Ther-A-Pedic Associates, Inc.

Trio Group Australia Pty Ltd

Sappi North America, Inc.

Kopitiam Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd.

Harvest Corporation Japan

Jittlada Group

Sweetkiss Food Industry Sdn. Bhd.


Akulaku Group

Akulaku Silvrr Indonesia;

Pintar Belanja Indonesia;

Kalikali Media Indonesia.


Min Gook Indonesia

Handsome Corporation Korea

Work highlights

  • Representing Trio Group Australia Pty Ltd regarding a rebuttal submitted to the Trademark Office on an opposition raised by another party.
  • Representing Sweetkiss Food Industry in submitting a response to the Trademark Office regarding the preliminary rejection received for its trade mark application for “SWEETKISS”.
  • Representing Guangdong Overland Ceramics in submitting a response to the Trademark Office regarding the preliminary rejection received for its trade mark application for “OVERLAND” .
  • Advising Dexa Medica Group on the management of its trade mark portfolio in Indonesia, South East Asia, Africa, Europe, Canada and the US.
  • Representing Orang Tua Group, one of the largest consumer goods companies in Indonesia, on the management of its trade mark portfolio in Indonesia and other relevant countries.

Roosdiono & Partners

Roosdiono & Partners covers all aspects of IP and is particularly active in handling trade mark disputes. Endra Prabawa leads the team and advises on patent, trade mark, copyright and industrial design issues.

Practice head(s):

Endra Prabawa

Key clients

BANI Arbitration Center


Isagenix Worldwide LLC

Tower Bersama Infrastructure


Jingdong Indonesia


Work highlights

  • Representing BANI Arbitration Centre on the cancellation of trade marks owned by BANI Arbitration, which was submitted by a new arbitration institution using the same name as the client.
  • Advising Rolex on enforcing its trade marks and logo in Indonesia, particularly against three infringing trade mark applications submitted to the Indonesian Trademark Office
  • Advising Isagenix Worldwide, a privately held multi-level marketing company that sells dietary supplements and personal care products, on enforcing its trade mark.
  • Acting for Tower Bersama Infrastructure on the full spectrum of the client’s intellectual property protection, including trade marks and industrial designs, as well as the recordal of copyright.
  • Assisting Hot Star, a company selling Taiwanese fried chicken, with two infringement cases brought by an Indonesian individual who holds the same “HOT STAR” mark.

Tilleke & Gibbins

IP specialist firm Tilleke & Gibbins is highly experienced in trade mark, patent and copyright law. Somboon Earterasarun co-heads the practice and splits his time between the Bangkok and Jakarta offices. He focuses primarily on trade mark registrations, licensing and agreements. Director Wongrat Ratanaprayul also leads the team and specialises in patent and design prosecution.

Practice head(s):

Somboon Earterasarun; Wongrat Ratanaprayul

Key clients

Amazon Technologies Inc.


Amore Pacific




Monster Energy Company


Superdry PLC


Work highlights

  • Appointed to manage John Hardy’s full global IP portfolio.
  • Represented Ping An Technology on complex patent applications in Indonesia.
  • Successfully opposed two trade marks for Giorgio Armani.
  • Successfully opposed a trade mark in Indonesia for GrabTaxi Holdings
  • Represented the theatre company behind Hamilton in a copyright infringement matter.

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners has bolstered its IP practice through its merger with IP boutique Dewi Soeharto Law Partnership. Name partner Dewi Kamaratih Soeharto joined the team following the merger and jointly leads the practice. She represents a number of international companies on all of their IP issues in the region, and is particularly strong in copyright law. Also leading the team is Chandra M. Hamzah, who is notably skilled in IP litigation.

Practice head(s):

Dewi Kamaratih Soeharto; Chandra M. Hamzah

Key clients

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)


BeSweet Creations

Narasi Citra Sahwahita

Morinaga Milk Industry

Hario Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised FIFA on its intellectual property rights in a matter involving Nestlé Indonesia unofficially promoting its products for the FIFA World Cup in 2018.
  • Advised Indosat on its trade mark application.
  • Advised BeSweet on its intellectual property rights and trade mark in Indonesia.
  • Advised on copyright matters relating to music video production for Indonesian band Narasi.
  • Advised Morinaga on trade mark and copyright matters.

K&K Advocates

K&K Advocates is skilled in litigation, licensing and prosecutions in relation to patent, trade mark, copyright and industrial design law. Founding partner Justisiari Kusumah leads the team and is experienced in litigation and advisory services. Also highly recommended are Risti Wulansari, who handles advisory and prosecution matters, and Fortuna Alvariza, who is skilled in licensing and registrations.

Practice head(s):

Justisiari Kusumah

Other key lawyers:

Risti Wulansari; Fortuna Alvariza


‘K&K has a very strong trademark practice group with a good knowledge for both contentious and non-contentious matters.’

Key clients

Hugo Boss

Ralph Lauren

Procter & Gamble

Pfizer Inc.

Unilever Indonesia




Kalbe International

Anggada Putra Rekso Mulia

British American Tobacco

The Sunrider Corporation DBA Sunrider International

Shiseido Americas Corporation

ABC President Indonesia

Upfield Consulting Indonesia


Hub Asia Pte Ltd


Work highlights

  • Assisting Shiseido Americas Corporation with filing new trade mark applications in Indonesia.
  • Assisting with filing an outbound trade mark application via the Madrid Protocol.
  • Advising Aplikasi Karya Anak Bangsa on its IP portfolio, which includes trade mark, patent, design and copyright matters.
  • Assisting Hugo Boss with filing a cancellation claim at the Indonesian Commercial Court against a third party’s trade mark that consisted of the name “HUGO”.
  • Assisting Luxottica with its brand protection strategy.

Kusnandar & Co.

Kusnandar & Co. is currently very active in trade mark and copyright infringement issues. Founding partner Winita Kusnandar is a key figure and an expert in IP litigation. She is supported by Arno Rizaldi D. Kwok , who also focuses on contentious issues.

Practice head(s):

Winita Kusnandar 

Other key lawyers:

Arno Rizaldi

Rajamada & Partners

Rajamada & Partners is highly skilled in trade mark disputes, particularly in the technology and manufacturing sectors. Mada Silalahi leads the team and is very active in trade mark, patent and trade secrets cases.

Practice head(s):

Mada Silalahi

Key clients


Waqara Jasa Bangsa

Visionet Internasional

EIK Engineering

Work highlights

  • Assisted Abakus in the dispute with a third party which registered the “WECASH” trade mark without authorisation.
  • Acted for Waqara Jasa Bangsa in a dispute with a third party with ill intent to register the “WAQARA” trade mark without authorisation from the company.
  • Assisted OVO Indonesia with reviewing the production of digital video containing copyrighted works (in the form of a movie) owned by third parties.
  • Acted for EIK Engineering in an attempt to secure the ownership of the “EIK” trade mark in Indonesia.