Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Remains highly respected for handling a wide array of IP work for an impressive roster of clients. Handles patent and trade mark prosecution, anti-counterfeiting matters and copyright licensing, as well as patent and trade mark cancellation and invalidation actions. Frequently mandated by leading global corporates from numerous sectors, including in the retail, pharmaceutical and automotive spheres. Provides strong expertise in design portfolios.

Strengths Clients say: "They have a deep knowledge of how to commercially engage and approach an opponent or third party. They come up with realistic approaches and alternatives and clearly explain the process and how IP should be addressed in Indonesia."

Another client adds: "I have always been pleased with the service received. Their response times are quick and their investigations are timely."

Work highlights Successfully represented GS Yuasa Corporation before the Supreme Court relating to the cancellation of a third-party registration on the basis of bad faith.

Advised Unilever on its patent and design portfolio in Indonesia.

Notable practitioners

Senior statesperson Gunawan Suryomurcito continues to receive warm praise for being "a very respected" and "highly regarded" IP specialist.He is known for advising on IP enforcement, with a focus on trade mark and patent issues.

Chow Kin Wah has a wealth of experience acting on contentious and non-contentious IP matters, including patent filing and trade mark disputes. Clients benefit from his expertise in the media, automotive and manufacturing industries, among others. "His impressive expertise and experience covers almost all areas of IP rights," according to clients, who add: "We are very pleased to have Mr Chow advising us."