Indonesia Builds Stronger IP Ecosystem27 October 2021
Indonesia is working to create an efficient and effective intellectual property (IP) ecosystem to combat widespread piracy and counterfeit goods.
Indonesia’s IP office partners with FBI to address counterfeiting, creates new IP Task Force19 October 2021
In September 2021, Indonesia’s Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DGIP) launched an IP Task Force to strengthen IP protection and enforcement in the country.
2021 Asia IP Profiles: Tell us about your firm!31 May 2021
Later this year, Asia IP will publish the 2021 edition of Asia IP Profiles. This guide is the definitive resource for companies trying to identify the best IP practices in the region, and is based on editorial research, and surveys submitted by leading law firms.
Indonesian court orders selfie theme park to take down art installation25 May 2021
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Indonesia’s new patent examination guidelines for new use claims24 May 2021
The guidelines expand the scope of patentable subject matter to include second medical use.
Bilateral investment treaty offers bright hopes for Singapore, Indonesia13 April 2021
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Indonesia’s rising creative economy and IP17 February 2021
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3rd IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA) Conference on March 24-27, 202104 February 2021
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Vote for the Best IP Firms in Asia Pacific!19 November 2020
Voting for the 2020 Asia IP Awards is now live. Have your say now!
Indonesia’s Job Creation Law amends patent, trademark laws10 November 2020
The new law is poised to create jobs and increase investments. Risti Wulansari of K&K Advocates shares her insights.
IP registrations in Indonesia increasing12 October 2020
The Covid 19 scenario in Indonesia may be bleak but the picture is pretty for IP, thanks to its online system.
People and places
Indonesia is Southeast Asia’s largest economy, largely through rich supply of natural resources of oil, gas, coal and precious metals. The country’s growth in wealth has filtered down to its people, making Indonesia a tempting target for technology and other IP-rich products.
The Jakarta Post reported in August 2021 that the country is expected to lead Asia-Pacific in IT spending over the next four years, driven by a shift to cloud-related services. The prediction came from a report by Boston Consulting Group and technology Cisco, which said Indonesia’s IT spending is expected to experience a 13 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next few years.
The legal market remains closed, so international firms typically operate through tie-ups with local firms,
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Acemark is a boutique firm established in 1999, focusing on IP both do-mestically and internationally. Clients range from multinational corporations to small and medium enterprises across industries. Professionals have back-grounds of chemistry, biology, pharmaceuticals, electronics and mechanical en-gineering. The firm was named trademarks firm of the year for Indonesia at the 2020 Asia IP Awards.
AFFA Intellectual Property Rights provides advice on trademarks, patents, industrial designs, copyright and geographical indications in Indonesia, East Timor and throughout the Pacific Islands. The firm, which can also assist with establishing a limited liability company, registering internet domains, working with Indonesia’s National Agency and Food and Drug Control, conducting IP in-vestigations and creating and renewing license and franchise agreements, is led by Achmad Fatchy.
Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro (ABNR) advises on registration, protection and enforcement of trademarks, patents, copyright, industrial de-signs, geographical indications, and franchising. It also advises on negotiation and drafting of relevant documents and agreements, applications for registra-tion, 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, chemi-cals, mining and petroleum, mechanical engineering and electronics.
Am Badar & Am Badar, formerly known as 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 Am Badars including Nadia, Annisa, Nabila and Dora, each of whom is a principal in the firm today. 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 Ibra-him Senen and Robie Aryawan Haris have strong ties with the government and business communi-ties, which enable them to assist clients in various legal and business terrains.
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners is noted for its work in both contentious and non-contentious work; it often mounts successful challenges on behalf of clients against decisions of the trade-mark authorities. On this 20th anniversary of its founding, managing partner Bono Daru Adji attri-butes the firm’s success to its recognition of in-novation, its cultivation of resilience and a desire to make a difference.
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 No-erhadi took over the management of the firm, and in 1995, Migni Myriasandra, another daughter of Toeti Heraty N Roosseno, became involved in the manage-ment 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 In-donesia Intellectual Property Society, who earned solid IP experience at Biro Ok-troi 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 Advo-cates at Work, established in 1994, is well known for helping clients tackle coun-terfeiters. While the firm does not take clerical administration work of register-ing 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 indus-tries in Indonesia, together with the Indonesian Franchise Association and the Indonesian License Association.
Donny Fernando leads Fernando and Associates in Jakarta. The firm filed 200 trademark applications last year (about 180 of which were filed for domestic clients) and four trademark cancellation suits. The firm also handles patent and copyright matters. Key clients include Harold Coffee, Nico Jeep Manufacture, Kompas Gramedia Group and Indonesia Republik Motor Co.
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 mat-ters.
Ginting & Reksodiputro, in association with Allen & Overy, is noted for its tech work. Partner Sugianto Osman has a strong record in the private equity, technology and telecommuncations sectors; he previously worked in-house as the head of legal at a telecommunications company in Indonesia.
Top practitioners Linna Simamora and Fabian Buddy Pascoal at Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners in Jakarta offer services including preliminary search-es, trademark and copyright registrations, opposition, negotiation, litigation, licensing and franchising to high-profile international entities, small local com-panies 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 patent firm of the year at the 2020 Asia IP Awards. Its IP team helps international clients with cease-and-desist campaigns, anti-counterfeiting raids, infringer investiga-tions and other related matters. The IP team is led by partner Daru Lukiantono. Another key practitioner is Wiku Anindito for trademark and copyright.
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung’s lawyers are familiar with all aspects of IP laws and provide a full range of services in-cluding 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, copy-right and industrial design matters for com-panies in countries including the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Malaysia and Indo-nesia. 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. Part-ner 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, copy-right, industrial design and licensing litigation.
Januar Jahja & Partners is a boutique IP firm with almost 30 years of expe-rience. Services include trademark and patent prosecution, IP-related litigation and other contentious matters. After the passing of founding partner Januar Jah-ja in 2017, daughter Prudence Jahja has successfully taken the reigns as manag-ing partner. Foreign IP consultant Andrew Diamond remains a key contact, and the team continues to provide outstanding services to well-known internation-al businesses as well as local companies. Juanitasari Winaga is another leading practitioner. Among its new hires are patent attorney Wulan Mogesmiranti (Mo-ges), patent specialist Mitha Fuji Adiati and litigation associate John.
, a boutique firm specializing in IP matters with particular strength in copyright, patent and trademark registration and en-forcement. Named Asia IP copyright firm of the year for Indonesia in 2020, the firm is regular-ly sought by multinational clients and foreign governments. It also acts for or is involved with bodies responsible for developing IP and tech-nology laws.
Founded in 1980, Kusnandar & Co. rep-resents numerous multinational companies in various industries spanning from pharmaceuti-cal to show business. The firm consists of some 10 lawyers and engineers with international ex-perience. 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-con-tentious matters.
The intellectual property practice group at Lubis Santosa & Maramis ad-vises on a wide range of intellectual property matters for diverse industries, in-cluding pharmaceuticals, chemical, engineering, computers, entertainment and others. The firm provides services for all types of IP works covering contentious and non-contentious IP matters as well as IP-related transactions. Founder and senior partner Todung Mulya Lubis is a trusted and effective advocate for cli-ents. Senior partner and head of dispute resolution Lelyana Santosa is engaged in high-profile media law cases, and has represented, among others, Time, the Wall Street Journal Asia, the Indonesian Television Journalists Association and the Indonesian National Commercial Radio Broadcasters Union.
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 prac-tice including clearing, registration and licensing. Managing Partner Lia Alizia is a key contact for the IP team.
Maulana and Partners is an Indonesian law firm handling the Intellec-tual Property matters, corporate litigation matters, taxation and other civil matters. Partner Nesia Obadja, part of the firm’s patent and industrial design group, handles numerous patent and industrial design applications. The firm was founded by Insan Budi Maulana, who has been actively involved in the legal practice since 1986.
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 comput-er 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 in-dustrial design department while R. Prista Devina heads the trademark depart-ment.
Based in Jakarta, Nurmansyah Advocates specializes in IP involving cre-ation, management, exploitation (through licensing, franchising and commer-cial-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-coun-terfeiting 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 mat-ters involving acquisition, maintenance, utilization, protection and enforcement of IP arising under local and foreign IP laws. By virtue of its partners’ long-stand-ing international presence, the firm is positioned to serve the needs of both do-mestic 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, ex-ploitation and use of technology-related assets and technology transfer arrange-ments. The firm has over 16 years of experience handling a variety of IP dispute cases including protection of patent, trademark, copyright and industrial de-signs. Partner Endra Prabawa is the key IP contact. IP lawyer Ajeng Yesie Tri-ewanty 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 pro-grammes 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 ser-vices. Rouse provides comprehensive IP services to its clients, including trade-mark 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, par-ticularly on matters involving commercialization of IP, advertising, broadcast-ing, 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 trans-fer, R&D contracts, music and film productions, confidentiality agreements and model release.
Soemadipradja & Taher has a notable litigation practice, which includes work in intellectual property litigation. Hafzan Taher, one of the firm’s founding partners, has more than 30 years of experience; today, in addition to litigation work, he advises major Indonesian conglomerates and MNCs on a wide range of matters, including IP. Partner Romi Emirat is a licensed IP consultant.
Based in Jakarta, SS&R Legal Consultants provides filings and registra-tions of patent, trademark, copyright, industrial design, trade secret, layout de-sign of integrated circuit, plant variety right, domain name and products such as food, cosmetics as well as pharmaceuticals. SSEK has a notable life sciences and healthcare practice, in which it works with many of the biggest pharmaceutical and healthcare companies doing business in In-donesia, helping them navigate the regulatory environment. Lawyers advise companies on all aspects of the life sciences and healthcare sector, including employment matters, im-port and distribution procedures, intellectual property rights, product liability, corporate transactions, competition law, and marketing and advertising practices. SSEK’s founder, Ibu Dyah Soewito, passed away in August 2021.
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 attor-neys, 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 re-sult, multinational clients such as Bvlgari, Gap, Giorgio Armani, Starbucks, Toy-ota, 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 part-ner Somboon Earterasarun are key contacts.
Partner and IP Consultant 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 mainte-nance of granted patents. It also handles ap-plications 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.