IP STARS Reviews

Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners

Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners is a leader in IP in the market. The firm, part of global IP powerhouse Baker McKenzie, is often involved in high-profile patent matters in this jurisdiction. It is recommended for patent protection and disputes work. Its busy patent prosecution practice serves clients such as AkzoNobel Chemicals International, Bayer and Abbott Laboratories. The head of the IP group is litigation and enforcement specialist Daru Lukiantono.

Inter Patent Office

IP boutique Inter Patent Office provides patent prosecution and litigation services. It also has expertise in plant variety protection. The key contacts at the firm are managing partner Hendra Widjaya and partner Anny Gunadi. The firm assists companies such as bedding manufacturer Massindo International with patent research and filing.

Januar Jahja & Partners

Januar Jahja & Partners is witnessing an increase in its IP practice and workload. It recently bolstered its team with three new IP attorneys and a patent specialist. Managing partner Prudence Jahja leads the firm alongside senior partner Walter Simandjuntak and foreign consultant Andrew Diamond.

K&K Advocates

Boutique IP firm K&K Advocates is recommended for non-contentious and contentious patent work. The team has extensive experience assisting clients with patent registrations. Clients include LG CNS, Amgen and Go-Jek Indonesia. Managing partner Justisiari Perdana Kusumah leads a team that includes key partners Risti Wulansari and Fortuna Alvariza. Patent case studies show the firm advises clients such as pharmaceutical company Kalbe Farma.

Rouse (in association with Suryomurcito & Co)

Rouse is recognised for its strength in contentious IP work. The firm has industry-focused teams for patent protection work. The key contacts at the firm include Nicholas Redfearn, Lisa Yong, Kin Wah Chow, and Tania Lovita. Renowned litigation specialist Gunawan Surymurcito remains a partner at the firm. Case studies show the team provides patent protection and strategy advice to companies such as Polytron, JFE Steel Corporation and Halliburton Energy Services. The firm acted for global fluid systems supplier SA Armstrong in a patent dispute against a former dealer.


IP law firm SKC Law has a growing patent practice covering prosecution, commercialisation and litigation. The firm houses more than 10 legal practitioners and its enforcement team is well-regarded in the market. The leadership team comprises partners Purnomo Suryomurcito, Nidya Kalangie and foreign advocate Andrew Conduit. Case studies show the team acting for heavy equipment manufacturer Hensley Industries in patent enforcement.

Tilleke & Gibbins

Regional law firm Tilleke & Gibbins has continued to experience growth in its Jakarta IP practice. The firm appointed two IP coordinators last year. Its IP team is respected in the market for IP protection, disputes and transactions. The two main contacts are director Wongrat Ratanaprayul and Somboon Earterasarun. The firm advised Ping An Technology on the protection of computer technology invention.

Trade mark
Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners
As the Indonesian arm of Baker McKenzie, the IP group at Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners is one of the most trusted for international clients. It covers all areas of IP, notably in litigation, enforcement, and transaction and advisory work. Daru Lukiantono helms a seasoned team of 10 legal practitioners that includes associate partner Wiku Anindito. Lukiantono is a widely-recognised name for contentious matters.

A typical example of HHP's portolio management involves advising a global consumer goods company on conducting trade mark searches, advising on descriptiveness issues, filing new trade marks, attending to office actions, filing oppositions, filing renewals and ensuring the continuity of the clients' various trade marks protection in the country. During the research period, the team assisted a renowned luxury hotel chain on its trade mark opposition matters against various conflicting trade mark filings by third parties. It also initiated domestic enforcement actions on behalf of this client. In a potential landmark case, Lukiantono is assisting a French consumer goods client in a trade mark cancellation action against an ex-distributor in Indonesia that is continuing to use and register the client's trade mark without consent.
Inter Patent Office

IP boutique Inter Patent Office covers both contentious and non-contentious trade mark matters. This year, its prosecution practice saw an increase in portfolio management matters and the firm won instructions from new international clients.

Founder Hendra Widjaya is the key contact with industry sector specialties in pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, industrial and manufacturing, media and entertainment, banking and financial services and real estate and hospitality.

Widjaya acted for Trans Corpora Group, one of the largest media and entertainment groups in Indonesia, on filing oppositions to its "TRANS PARK" trade mark that was filed by another party. Guangdong Overland Ceramics enlisted Gunadi to assist in its preliminary rejection by the Trademark Office of its "OVERLAND" trade mark application.

Januar Jahja & Partners

A long-established firm in the market, Januar Jahja & Partners is experiencing a renaissance since managing partner Prudence Jahja took over the practice. The firm has reinvigorated its strategy and has been raising its profile among international clients for both prosecution and contentious trade mark matters. The firm won no less than seven key household names as clients this past year.

Managing partner Prudence Jahja leads a dedicated team that includes senior partner Walter Simandjuntak and foreign consultant Andrew Diamond.

A recent highlight for the firm was its successful appeal at the Indonesian Supreme Court in a trade mark cancellation case for client, Wahl Clipper Corporation. The court ruled that the client's "WAHL" trade mark should be considered a well-known mark in the country and the defendant, a former distributor, was found to have registered the marks in bad faith. In an ongoing litigation, DC Comics has enlisted Jahja in a cancellation action against a domestic company that owns two registrations and four pending applications for Superman-related marks.

K&K Advocates

IP specialist firm K&K Advocates' core practice has always been trade marks. The firm manages thousands of brands within domestic and foreign portfolios and is very active in the litigation and enforcement space. The firm is a sizable IP boutique, consisting of four dedicated partners, one foreign counsel and 19 associates among other staff.

The firm is led by managing partner Justisiari Perdana Kusumah, with the other key partners being Risti Wulansari, Wardaya and recent addition, Fortuna Alvariza.

On the contentious side, the K&K team has been acting in a series of trade mark cancellation actions for fashion company Hugo Boss and bike manufacturer, Scott USA.

A respected name in the market, Fortuna Alvariza joined the leadership in mid-2017 when she merged her previous eponymous firm with K&K Advocates.

Kusnandar & Co

Although a full-service law firm, the majority of Kusnandar & Co's work falls within the IP remit. IP remains one of its core areas of practice since its inception, offering contentious and non-contentious services. In particular, the firm is experienced in conducting research, investigations and registrations, and monitoring and defending the trade mark rights of its clients.

Four partners offer trade mark expertise including Winita Kusnandar, Arno Setiawan and Maria Melianti.

The Kusnandar team is representing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Teleflex Medical Incorporated in two separate trade mark opposition filings. The firm also counts McDonald's Corporation as a contentious client in a matter where a local restaurant in Bali named itself the same as the US fast food giant.

Rouse (in association with Suryomurcito & Co)

Global IP firm Rouse teams up with its Indonesian counterpart, Suryomurcito & Co to form a highly-regarded practice that offers trade mark prosecution and litigation services. Founder of Suryomurcito & Co, Gunawan Suryomurcito, is one of the most respected IP litigation authorities in the country. The Rouse Indonesia practitioners work in industry-focused teams that service a broad range of sectors including consumer, technology, media & telecoms, manufacturing & industrial and energy & cleantech, among others.

The firm is home to a number of familiar names on the local IP circuit such as Nicholas Redfearn, Lisa Yong, Tania Lovita, registered foreign counsel Kin Wah Chow, and Yurio Astary, who leads the trade mark filing practice.

Chow led a team that successfully acted for Harley-Davidson USA in cancelling several trade marks of "HARLEY DAVIDSON" that were registered to local company, Sumatra Tobacco Trading. Another win had Lovita represent Mexicano Asia in the Supreme Court over the cancellation of a trade mark that was registered in bad faith by a private individual. On the prosecution side, the firm continues to manage the beauty and personal care product trade mark portfolio in Indonesia for Procter & Gamble, and it assists Starbucks on its brand protection programme.


SKC Law is lauded by peers and clients for its active trade mark enforcement practice. The firm covers all areas of contentious and non-contentious trade mark matters. A favourite of offshore clients and international firm referrals, the firm uniquely boasts an in-house investigations practice.

Purnomo Suyomurcito heads the firm's enforcement and intelligence division, Nidya Kalangie is the partner in charge of prosecution and litigation, while foreign advocate Andrew Conduit helms the firm's dispute resolution and advisory arm.

Consumer goods company Kao Corporation trusts the SKC team to prosecute its trade mark portfolio in Indonesia. The firm is assisting its client in doing clearance searches, prosecuting applications and advising on strategic aspects of navigating local law and practice. The team advised FIFA during the 2018 Russia World Cup. The team attended to the prosecution of trade mark rights, which were subsequently the subject of an enforcement campaign.

Tilleke & Gibbins
Still a relative newcomer to the domestic IP scene, Tilleke & Gibbins brings its regional network strength to Jakarta as a dedicated IP agency. The firm continues to cement its footing as a solid choice for multinational clients and it further invested in its local growth with the appointment of two IP coordinators and several new support staff last year. Key clients with Indonesia portfolio management instructions include Amazon, Audi, BMW, Hershey, Toyota and Starbucks. Director Wongrat Ratanaprayul and partner Somboon Earterasarun lead the team.

Giorgio Armani worked with Ratanaprayul in two successful trade mark oppositions. In another win for the team, client Grab Taxi Holdings recently had its opposition against the trade mark ROTI GRABBIKE approved. On the litigation side, Ratanaprayul is representing one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies in seeking the cancellation of a mark that is similar to the client's own well-known trade mark for a medicine used to treat breathing problems.