Indonesia

While practitioners report a drop in the volume of applications as a result of Indonesia’s accession to the Madrid Protocol in 2017, trademark oppositions in the country have become more important than ever. This is because applications are first published prior to examination under the new trademark laws, which took effect in November 2016. On the industry front, a slew of Indonesian homegrown start-ups is gaining prominence, resulting in more Indonesia-originating work for some firms.

Firms: enforcement and litigation

Firms: prosecution and strategy

  • Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (member firm of Baker McKenzie) 
  • Januar Jahja & Partners
  • Rouse & Co International
  • SKC Law
  • Am Badar & Partners
  • AMR Partnership
  • Biro Oktroi Roosseno
  • Inter Patent Office
  • K&K Advocates - Intellectual Property
  • Tilleke & Gibbins
  • Acemark
  • Affa Intellectual Property Rights
  • Cita Citrawinda Noerhadi & Associates
  • George Widjojo & Partners
  • HeruLukito & Partners

Acemark

The 56 professionals at Acemark have been offering a competitive trademark, patent and industrial design service for the past 20 years. While interviewees praise the speed and quality of the advice provided by the set, an affiliation with Amir Syamsuddin & Partners Law Offices ensures that the contentious needs of Acemark clients are taken care of with the utmost professionalism. Managing partner Yenny Halim is a non-contentious maestro with an intuitive understanding of the best way to prosecute all forms of intellectual property.

Affa Intellectual Property Rights

Affa Intellectual Property Rights debuts in this year’s WTR 1000 on the back of strong interviewee feedback. “Affa is a sizable boutique firm known for its exquisite workmanship and prompt responsiveness in correspondence.” Managing director Achmad Fatchy has been steering the side through thick and thin for the last two decades.

Am Badar & Partners

“Any results-oriented client would do well to look to Am Badar & Partners to get their IP conundrums resolved.” Singled out for the high percentage of Western corporates in its client base, interviewees also note the popularity of the firm among Chinese companies with enforcement needs. An alumnus of the University of Technology, Sydney, Annisa Am Badar is well-versed in both prosecution and enforcement.

AMR Partnership

Located in South Jakarta, the ISO 9001:2000 compliant AMR Partnership has been in business for upwards of three decades. Providing patrons with the full suite of soft IP services – encompassing trademarks, copyright and geographical indications – the firm runs a small but perfectly formed commercial law group as well. Founder and principal Amalia Rosseno is an IP sage who has honed her craft for more than 40 years.

Biro Oktroi Roosseno

Over six decades of illustrious history has shaped Biro Oktroi Roosseno into one of the most historic and well-established IP firms in the country. Ably covering the entire gamut of intellectual property, the 120-strong staff body are steadfast in fulfilling the IP needs of their diverse client base. Migni Myriasandra is one of the firm’s managers and a key contact for interested parties.

Cita Citrawinda Noerhadi & Associates

Cita Citrawinda Noerhadi & Associates formed when Cita Citrawinda departed Biro Oktroi Roosseno in 2004 to start her own law office. The first Indonesian woman to be awarded a master’s in intellectual property and also the holder of a doctorate on trade secrets, Citrawinda is a font of IP knowledge and a role model for aspiring female attorneys.

George Widjojo & Partners

George Widjojo & Partners remains a stalwart of the Indonesian IP scene, providing a supple trademark, designs and domain name offering. In addition, a brand management service is a boon to clients that require assistance in brand clearance for marketing and advertising materials.

Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (member firm of Baker McKenzie) 

“Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners excels in both professionalism and international coverage. Daru Lukiantono and his team – Primastuti Purnamasari and Wiku Anindito – ensure that instructions are carried out with without delay even if they are sent on a short notice.” The firm is the custodian of trademark portfolios and a trusted partner for enforcement actions among regional and global heavyweights. Lukiantono heads the IP practice with verve; his robust international network means that “he manages local counsel no matter the location effectively and efficiently”. His associate partners, Purnamasari and Anindito, are two rising stars in Indonesian intellectual property who straddle the contentious/non-contentious divide with ease.

HeruLukito & Partners

IP boutique HeruLukito & Partners is home to Heru Lukito, a highly experienced brands lawyer skilled at prosecuting and enforcing large trademark portfolios. Formerly leader of the trademark and litigation practice at Amroos & Partners, he spent time at Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners before founding HeruLukito & Partners.

Inter Patent Office

A profusion of new client acquisitions and a surge in opposition and office actions have made it a stand-out year for Inter Patent Office. Beefing up its client base with the addition of Akulaku and Oldtown White Coffee, the firm also achieved stunning progress in office actions and oppositions. Portfolio management sage Anny Gunadi recently cleared the opposition raised by another party over the registration of Trio Group Australia’s mark, while versatile operator Hendra Widjaya is fluent in portfolio management, enforcement and litigation and commercial IP work.

Januar Jahja & Partners

“Januar Jahja & Partners provides one of the highest-quality IP services in Indonesia,” with Prudence Jahja embodying many of the firm’s virtues. “Prudence works meticulously and diligently follows up with clients, whom she advices from both legal and business perspectives. Her superb English language skills are very helpful for international colleagues and brand owners.” International department co-leader with Jahja, Andrew Diamond is the coordinator for all outgoing work. Formerly of Venable LLP in New York, he is superb strategist for enforcing and litigating trademarks and other forms of intellectual property.

K&K Advocates - Intellectual Property

K&K Advocates is going from strength to strength, having appointed Ratu Aurora and Siti Mariam Nabila as senior associates in July 2019. The full-service firm has made sizable investments in its online IP portal, in particular adding a concise case tracking functionality. Risti Wulansari is master of all IP trades, ably prosecuting, enforcing and commercialising trademarks. Managing partner Justisiari Perdana Kusumah is a heavyweight on the Indonesian IP scene. Adviser to the Indonesian IP Consultant Association, he is also a trainer for the Indonesian Police Force and National IP Taskforce.

Rouse & Co International

Rouse & Co International is a stalwart in Southeast Asia and runs one of the slickest IP operations in the region. Deputy CEO Nicholas Redfearn has a wealth of experience in the Far East, having worked in Rouse’s Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Philippines offices before moving to Indonesia – he is well placed to advise rights holders on a consummate regional strategy. Another cosmopolitan lawyer is Kin Wah Chow, who is qualified in Singapore, England and Wales, Western Australia and New York. Lately, he succeeded in cancelling a rash of HARLEY DAVIDSON trademarks that had proceeded to grant without the brand owner’s authorisation. Chow collaborates with Lisa Yong on devising and executing Starbucks’ Indonesian brand protection programme; she is a Singapore lawyer with a thorough understanding of Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) jurisdictions. Yurio Astary is a diligent portfolio manager with an especial focus on the personal care, financial services, tobacco, luxury goods and pharmaceutical sectors. Enforcement guru Gunawan Suryomurcito is the founder of Rouse’s Indonesian law firm, Suryomurcito and Co, where Tania Lovita heads up the dispute resolution team.

SKC Law

“The highly approachable and experienced SKC Law ensures that client matters are always in good hands. The firm is tenacious in local enforcement and delivers timely results; it also does a sterling job of global filing campaigns.” Responsive and accommodating to client demands, Andrew Conduit and Nidya Kalangie are renowned experts and effectively address client concerns. The enforcement guru of choice for Adidas, Nike and Hensley Industries, Purnomo Suryomurcito boasts rich on-the-ground experience and knowledge; interviewees highlight his ability to pull off raids without a hitch.

Tilleke & Gibbins

Established just six years ago, ASEAN IP heavyweight Tilleke & Gibbins’s Indonesia practice has been expanding steadily; the latest drive to improve the practice has been the recruitment of a new trademark executive. Shining bright, Wongrat Ratanaprayul is an excellent strategist who has been representing Amazon, Grab Taxi and a major pharmaceutical company on multiple opposition proceedings.

Other recommended experts

At Lubis Santosa & Maramis, Dini Tobing is a consummate adviser when it comes to trademark and copyright prosecution and enforcement.

Individuals: enforcement and litigation

  • Prudence Jahja - Januar Jahja & Partners
  • Daru Lukiantono - Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (member firm of Baker McKenzie)
  • Purnomo Suryomurcito - SKC Law
  • Wiku Anindito - Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (member firm of Baker McKenzie)
  • Kin Wah Chow - Rouse & Co International
  • Andrew Conduit - SKC Law
  • Andrew Diamond - Januar Jahja & Partners
  • Nidya Kalangie - SKC Law
  • Justisiari Perdana Kusumah - K&K Advocates - Intellectual Property 
  • Tania Lovita - Rouse & Co International
  • Primastuti Purnamasari - Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (member firm of Baker McKenzie)
  • Wongrat Ratanaprayul - Tilleke & Gibbins
  • Nicholas Redfearn - Rouse & Co International
  • Hendra Widjaya - Inter Patent Office
  • Lisa Yong - Rouse & Co International

Individuals: prosecution and strategy

  • Prudence Jahja - Januar Jahja & Partners
  • Nidya Kalangie - SKC Law
  • Daru Lukiantono - Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (member firm of Baker McKenzie)
  • Annisa Am Badar - Am Badar & Partners
  • Wiku Anindito - Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (member firm of Baker McKenzie)
  • Yurio Astary - Rouse & Co International
  • Kin Wah Chow - Rouse & Co International
  • Cita Citrawinda - Cita Citrawinda Noerhadi & Associates
  • Andrew Conduit - SKC Law
  • Andrew Diamond - Januar Jahja & Partners
  • Achmad Fatchy - Affa Intellectual Property Rights
  • Anny Gunadi - Inter Patent Office
  • Yenny Halim - Acemark
  • Heru Lukito - HeruLukito & Partners
  • Migni Myriasandra - Biro Oktroi Roosseno
  • Primastuti Purnamasari - Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (member firm of Baker McKenzie)
  • Wongrat Ratanaprayul - Tilleke & Gibbins
  • Nicholas Redfearn - Rouse & Co International
  • Amalia Rosseno - AMR Partnership
  • Dini C Tobing - Lubis Santosa & Maramis
  • Hendra Widjaya - Inter Patent Office
  • Risti Wulansari - K&K Advocates - Intellectual Property

Luminaries

  • Gunawan Suryomurcito - Rouse & Co International