Spirited boutique Acemark maintains a vibrant practice and its star is firmly on the ascendant. It has built up an impressive client roster, featuring both nascent local businesses and more prominent global players. It wins particular acclaim for its responsiveness and modern take on prosecution. “Proactive” Yenny Halim
is a client favourite with over a decade’s experience to her name.
Am Badar & Partners
Having forged rock-solid relationships over the past half-century, Am Badar & Partners fights tooth and nail to protect the interests of its loyal client base. From prosecution to enforcement, it provides cost-effective counsel that is well attuned to commercial realities. Annisa Ambadar
is a strategic whizz with abundant courtroom know-how.
Storied AMR Partnership is best known for its first-rate non-contentious practice, but also boasts a formidable contentious skill set – thus securing its reputation as an excellent one-stop shop. Pragmatism and meticulousness are hallmarks of its service. Embodying these qualities, founding partner Amalia Roosseno
is renowned for her business nous, which she has cultivated over 40 years in the field.
A client catalogue featuring innovative local enterprises, research institutes, universities and world-renowned multinationals bears testament to Biro Oktroi Roosseno’s premier position on the Indonesian market. It adroitly dispatches filing and prosecution briefs and masterfully manages complex portfolios. President of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association Migni Myriasandra
is a doyenne of intellectual property who crafts sophisticated, all-encompassing branding strategies.
Cita Citrawinda Noerhadi & Associates
Cita Citrawinda Noerhadi & Associates has a wealth of experience across the contentious/non-contentious divide, but really fires on all cylinders in enforcement matters. At the wheel is Cita Citrawinda Priapantja
, a pioneer in trademark law who continues to ply her trade at the forefront of the field. She has chaired the Indonesian Intellectual Property Society and headed the Indonesian group of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Intellectual Property Associations.
George Widjojo & Partners
Internationally minded George Widjojo & Partners was established in 1933, making it Indonesia’s oldest boutique. Throughout its celebrated history, it has dealt with every trademark matter under the sun; at the vanguard of branding developments, it adroitly pursues novel protection possibilities with considerable success. Knotty registration and brand management matters are fortes. Prospective clients can also rest assured that they will receive a personalised service at a reasonable price.
Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners
The IP practitioners at this full-service outfit work shoulder to shoulder with colleagues – including in the corporate and securities, finance and projects and dispute resolution teams – to dispense well-rounded, commercially on-point counsel. As Baker McKenzie’s member firm in Indonesia, it operates within a sprawling international network, making it a top choice for multinationals and outward-looking local entities alike. “Terrific” Daru Lukiantono
brings extensive anti-counterfeiting knowledge and excellent relations with border officials to the table. “He provides thoughtful, clear guidance and is really responsive.”
HeruLukito & Partners
HeruLukito & Partners shines bright on the non-contentious front, handling filing, registration and portfolio management with aplomb. Its acclaimed IP professionals are double-dyed business savants who never lose sight of the bigger commercial picture and sew up licensing and franchising deals with a deft touch. Founding partner Heru Lukito
represents clients across a wide range of industries – notably entertainment, financial services, food and beverages and pharmaceuticals.
Inter Patent Office
Boutique Inter Patent Office earns a place in the WTR 1000
on the back of an action-packed year. Portfolio management accounts for a sizeable chunk of its workload, but it has also been ramping up its enforcement and anti-counterfeiting practices, strengthening ties with the Directorate of Investigation in the process. Highlights include representing Shueisha, a major Japanese publisher, before the Trademark Appeal Commission concerning its famous DRAGON BALL Z mark and PT Bumi Nusa Indah Kaya in a thorny dispute at the Commercial Court. Working together on the latter matter, Hendra Widjaya
and Anny Gunadi
are the engines of the practice’s rising profile. Heavily involved with the Indonesian Creative Economy Agency, “trustworthy and dependable” Widjaya proves extremely popular with start-ups and local small and medium-sized businesses. Gunadi’s enthusiasm, energy and strategic acumen instil utmost confidence in clients.
Januar Jahja & Partners
Januar Jahja & Partners has earned an enviable reputation over its 20 years on the Indonesian market – one that has only been bolstered by a recent Supreme Court victory. The team represented Tencent Holdings – the creator of the world’s most popular instant messaging service, QQ – in a high-stakes case that showcased its contentious nous to the fullest. Leading on this was Januar Jahja
, a lodestar on the trademark landscape; younger practitioners have looked up to him for decades. Andrew Diamond
is another professional with extensive enforcement experience and the perseverance, creativity and theoretical know-how to pull off stunning wins for clients. Prudence Jahja
is a key contact for large international clients; she understands their business problems and how to solve them within the Indonesian IP system.
K&K Advocates – intellectual property
Multinationals, foreign governments and international organisations alike queue up to enlist the services of K&K Advocates. The cutting-edge firm has made a name for itself handling lucrative instructions, including managing Ralph Lauren’s vast trademark portfolio and assisting Ikea with an extensive franchising project. It provides commercially savvy, holistic counsel which extends beyond pure IP matters to include the drafting of big-ticket corporate contracts. Justisiari Perdana Kusumah
is the founder and a board member of the Indonesian Anti-counterfeiting Society. “He has valuable relationships with the authorities and provides thoughtful advice swiftly.” Risti Wulansari
complements her refined non-contentious expertise with an in-depth understanding of advertising and data privacy issues.
Rouse in association with Suryomurcito & Co
Firmly plugged into Rouse’s extensive network of 16 office – nine of which are in China and Southeast Asia – Suryomurcito & Co offers comprehensive regional trademark management and seamlessly coordinates multi-jurisdictional disputes. Kin Wah Chow
has been making headlines lately: he represented Harley Davidson in a string of enforcement actions against Jogjakarta batik retailers, which had been using the motorcycle titan’s marks without authorisation. While Gunawan Suryomurcito
is best known for his phenomenal patent practice, he packs a punch on the trademark side, too, and is a familiar face at the Supreme Court. Deputy CEO Nicholas Redfearn
is a cosmopolitan IP virtuoso treasured by foreign companies; he leads the firm’s US taskforce and recently opened its African offices. Pharmaceuticals, electronics and tobacco are among his strong suits.
SKC Law has been in business for only a few years, but is already turning heads across the country. It effortlessly straddles the contentious/non-contentious divide, positioning itself as a one-stop shop for a host of eminent clients; its roster features no shortage of renowned international names. Foreign advocate Andrew Conduit
has played a big part in enticing them to the practice. He can provide counsel in Bahasa Indonesia, English and Japanese, and is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland. Nidya Kalangie
masterminds the commercialisation of IP rights with acuity and pragmatism. Enforcement sage Purnomo Suryomurcito
knows how best to navigate the intricacies of the Indonesian legal system and has conducted myriad criminal raids.
Tilleke & Gibbins
Tilleke & Gibbins is a redoubtable full-service regional player with offices in Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Phnom Penh, Vientiane and Yangon. Its much-praised Indonesian practice is helmed by Somboon Earterasarun
, who formulates portfolio management strategies with finesse. He has recently been assisting Jaspal on a consequential opposition against a local trademark squatter and helping start-up PT Dashco Pangan to secure watertight yet cost-effective protection for its IP rights; uniquely tailored counsel of this calibre is making the firm a first choice for companies across the board.