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Acemark is a boutique firm established in 1999, focusing on IP both domestically and internationally. Clients range from multinational corporations to small and medium enterprises across industries. Professionals have backgrounds of chemistry, biology, pharmaceuticals, electronics and mechanical engineering. 

Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro (ABNR) advises on registration, protection and enforcement of trademarks, patents, copyright, industrial designs, geographical indications, and franchising. It also advises on negotiation and drafting of relevant documents and agreements, applications for registration, assignment, and public announcements, both for international and local clients. 

Jakarta-based AMR Partnership is led by founding partner and principal Amalia Rosseno, one of Indonesia’s top practitioners. Her patent practice group covers wide-ranging fields including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemicals, mining and petroleum, mechanical engineering and electronics. 

Am Badar & Partners was founded by Toetoen Ambadar in 1965. It is one of the oldest IP firms in Indonesia and, since 1999, has been run by the second generation of Ambadars including Nadia, Annisa, Anis, Nabila and Dora. The professional staff includes associate foreign agents, IP administrators and litigators, as well as technological experts. 

Known largely for its banking and finance practice, Armand Yapsunto Muharamsyah & Partners (AYMP) Atelier of Law is also competent with IP matters. Top practitioners such as Ibrahim Senen and Robie Aryawan Haris have strong ties with the government and business communities, which enable them to assist clients in various legal and business terrains.

Biro Oktroi Roosseno was established in 1951 by R Roosseno, a professor of structural engineering and a pioneer in pre-stressed concrete. Roosseno’s daughter, Toeti Heraty N Roosseno, succeeded him. In 1987 Cita Citrawinda Noerhadi took over the management of the firm, and in 1995, Migni Myriasandra, another daughter of Toeti Heraty N Roosseno, became involved in the management of the firm. Inda Citraninda Noerhadi, also a daughter, is a key contact. 

Batavia Patentservis Asia’s services comprise patent, trademark, industrial design, copyright, plant variety, franchise and geographical indication. It advises both domestic and international clients beginning from filing until maintenance and renewal. Industries served include the pharmaceutical, biotechnological, chemical, material, petroleum, mining, mechanical, IT, electrical and electronic sectors. Key partner is Iwan Darusuryoatmodjo. 

Cita Citrawinda Noerhadi & Associates, commonly known as CCN, was founded by Cita Citrawinda, an IP consultant and former chairperson of the Indonesia Intellectual Property Society, who earned solid IP experience at Biro Oktroi Roosseno from 1987 to 2004. She was reportedly the first woman in Indonesia to receive a Master’s degree in intellectual property. 

With extensive experience in planning and conducting raids, DNC Advocates at Work, established in 1994, is well known for helping clients tackle counterfeiters. While the firm does not take clerical administration work of registering IP, it does assist clients to commercialize their rights, making sure that their contractual arrangements in the commercialization of their IP in Indonesia work and are enforceable.

Fortuna Alvariza has left K&K Advocates to become founding partner at FAIP Advocates and IP Counsels in Jakarta. In addition to her non-contentious work, Alvariza is known as a successful IP litigator. She formerly served as an in-house counsel at one of the country’s largest food and beverage companies. In 2019, the Indonesian Creative Economic Agency (BEKRAF) engaged her as an expert for developing legal guidance on IP commercialization for creative industries in Indonesia, together with the Indonesian Franchise Association and the Indonesian License Association.

Founded in 1933, George Widjojo & Partners is one of the oldest IP firms in Jakarta, specializing in trademark matters such as registrations, renewals, searches, assignments, mergers, litigation and cancellation proceedings, as well as patent, trade secret, integrated circuit, industrial design and copyright matters. 

Top practitioners Linna Simamora and Fabian Buddy Pascoal at Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners in Jakarta offer services including preliminary searches, trademark and copyright registrations, opposition, negotiation, litigation, licensing and franchising to high-profile international entities, small local companies and Indonesian individuals. 

Founded by Heru Lukito, Heru Lukito & Partners handles issues including trademarks, patents, industrial designs, copyright, trade secrets and layout of integrated circuits for both local and foreign companies across the fields of retail manufacturing, computers, food and beverage, finance and pharmaceuticals. 

HHP Law, formerly known as Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, is the Indonesian member firm of Baker McKenzie. The firm was named the Asia IP trademark firm of the year in 2019. Its IP team helps international clients with cease-and-desist campaigns, anti-counterfeiting raids, infringer investigations and other related matters. The IP team is led by partner Daru Lukiantono. Another key practitioner is Wiku Anindito for trademark and copyright. Primastuti Purnamasari left the firm in October to join Pillari Elk.

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung’s lawyers are familiar with all aspects of IP laws and provide a full range of services including trademark, patent, industrial design, copyright, layout design of integrated circuit, trade secret, renewal, searching and watching, anti-counterfeiting or enforcement, litigation, investigation, licensing or franchising, and due diligence. The firm is an associated firm with Herbert Smith Freehills. 

Iman Sjahputra & Partners is based in Jakarta and handles trademark, patent, copyright and industrial design matters for companies in countries including the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Iman Sjahputra, Wawan Santoso, Willy Isananda and Parjio are top practitioners. 

Established in 2005, Inter Patent Office, which specializes in patent, is one of the most progressive law firms in Indonesia. In addition to private companies, it works closely with Indonesian government bodies. Led by founder Hendra Widjaya, the firm provides services surrounding patents, trademarks, copyright, designs, trade secrets and plant varieties. Partner Anny Gunadi is another leading practitioner and key contact. The firm works closely with affiliate firm Hendra Widjaya & Partners. 

Led by Bahar Santoso, Int-Tra-Patent Bureau was established in Jakarta in 1960. The legal consultant advises clients worldwide in patent, trademark, copyright, industrial design and licensing litigation. 

Januar Jahja & Partners is a boutique IP firm with almost 30 years of experience. Services include trademark and patent prosecution, IP-related litigation and other contentious matters. After the passing of founding partner Januar Jahja in 2017, daughter Prudence Jahja has taken the reigns as managing partner. Foreign IP consultant Andrew Diamond remains a key contact, and the team continues to provide outstanding services to well-known international businesses as well as local companies. Juanitasari Winaga is another leading practitioner. Among its new hires are patent attorney Wulan Mogesmiranti (Moges), patent specialist Mitha Fuji Adiati and litigation associate John.

Managing partner Justisiari Perdana Kusumah and partner Risti Wulansari as well as senior associate Siti Mariam Nabila lead K&K Advocates, a boutique firm specializing in IP matters with particular strength in copyright, patent and trademark registration and enforcement. Named Asia IP copyright firm of the year for Indonesia in 2019, the firm is regularly sought by multinational clients and foreign governments. It also acts for or is involved with bodies responsible for developing IP and technology laws. Fortuna Alvariza has left the firm to found FAIP Advocates and IP Counsels.

Founded in 1980, Kusnandar & Co. represents numerous multinational companies in various industries spanning from pharmaceutical to show business. The firm consists of some 10 lawyers and engineers with international experience. Internet operators and translators are also available to ensure that the IP group can source out information for clients worldwide. Led by managing partner Winita E. Kusnandar, top practitioners Arno Rizaldi Setiawan, Maria Melianti and Gatot Sanyoto Wahyudi Adi offer a complete range of services in connection with both contentious and non-contentious matters.  

Clients have bestowed their trust in the ability of Makarim & Taira S to guide them through Indonesia’s IP regulations, ensuring that all types of IP are protected from misuse. Located in Jakarta, the firm has a strong trademark practice including clearing, registration and licensing. Partner Lia Alizia is a key contact for the IP team. 

Indonesia is Mirandah Asia’s biggest growth area; establishing the office was a client-driven decision, the firm says. The staff in the firm’s Jakarta office are trained in its Singapore headquarters in all aspects of operation. Its computer system allows instantaneous access between Singapore and Jakarta to allow zero turnaround time between these offices. The firm is led by directors Gladys Mirandah and Denise Mirandah. Maulitta Pramulasari heads the patent and industrial design department while R. Prista Devina heads the trademark department.

Based in Jakarta, Nurmansyah Advocates specializes in IP involving creation, management, exploitation (through licensing, franchising and commercial-related IP agreements) and enforcement. The firm has years of experience in prosecution, enforcement and litigation matters both locally and globally. Managing partner A. Yulianto Nurmansyah is particularly strong in anti-counterfeiting and domain disputes and has served a variety of industries. 

Pacific Patent Multiglobal is in position to be placed on full alert against infringement both inside and outside of Jakarta. 

Pulungan, Wiston & Partners represents clients in a wide variety of matters involving acquisition, maintenance, utilization, protection and enforcement of IP arising under local and foreign IP laws. By virtue of its partners’ long-standing international presence, the firm is positioned to serve the needs of both domestic and international clients. 

Roosdiono & Partners, the Indonesian member of the regional ZICO Law network, provides advice on media and entertainment law, including licensing arrangements, and on technology law, including development, protection, exploitation and use of technology-related assets and technology transfer arrangements. The firm has over 16 years of experience handling a variety of IP dispute cases including protection of patent, trademark, copyright and industrial designs. Partner Endra Prabawa is the key IP contact. IP lawyer Ajeng Yesie Triewanty has been promoted to partner.

Rouse, in association with Suryomurcito & Co, is led by deputy CEO Nick Redfearn, and has particular experience managing regional IP enforcement programmes and filings, and commercial deals and compliance exercises. Gunawan Suryomurcito, Kin Wah Chow, Arifia Fajra, Yurio Astary, Tania Lovita and Lisa Yong provide domestic litigation/enforcement and trademark and patent services. Rouse provides comprehensive IP services to its clients, including trademark filing, counselling and portfolio management, patent drafting, filing, and counselling. Rouse has a new senior trademark manager in the person of Gayatri Putri Utami.

Led by Purnomo Suryomurcito, Nidya Kalangie and Andrew Conduit, SKC Law provides clients with strategic counseling and transactional advice, particularly on matters involving commercialization of IP, advertising, broadcasting, and the internet and consumer law. The firm can efficiently complete due diligence on IP assets particularly during merger transactions. Other types of transaction the firm advises on include franchising, licensing, technology transfer, R&D contracts, music and film productions, confidentiality agreements and model release. The firm was named Asia IP patent firm of the year for Indonesia in 2019.

Based in Jakarta, SS&R Legal Consultants provides filings and registrations of patent, trademark, copyright, industrial design, trade secret, layout design of integrated circuit, plant variety right, domain name and products such as food, cosmetics as well as pharmaceuticals. 

Spruson & Ferguson is one of the largest IP firms in the Asia-Pacific region with a 130-year history of providing IP services to local and global companies.  Its Indonesian office was established in 2016, with a team composed of patent and trademark attorneys, engineers and scientists. Marolita Setiati Anwar, who has solid experience in patent practice, is the director of Spruson & Ferguson Indonesia; the firm is part of IPH Limited, the IP company holding company.

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Jakarta office began serving clients in September 2013 and has been operated as a dedicated IP agency. Its leading Southeast Asian IP practice has decades of experience in the region and has been instrumental in the development of IP law and practice in a number of jurisdictions. As a result, multinational clients such as Bvlgari, Gap, Giorgio Armani, Starbucks, Toyota, Grab, Lazada and Walmart have rapidly come to rely on the firm to protect their trademarks, patents, copyright, and other IPRs. Director Wongrat Ratanaprayul and partner Somboon Earterasarun are key contacts. 

General manager Patricia Ann Winarta has led Winarta IP to be a top IP firm in Jakarta. The firm handles patent cases such as filing, prosecution, grant, and the maintenance of granted patents. It also handles applications of trademark, industrial design, copyright and other IP with a computerized practice managing all activities of the firm especially the docketing system of IP matters, file control and accounting. It works closely with corporate and commercial law firm Frans Winarta & Partners.

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