Practice Areas

Intellectual Property

Partner Linna Simamora

With Indonesia’s greater integration into the world economy, the protection of intellectual property rights has become a matter of increasing concern, a fact reflected in the government’s enactment of legislation providing more protection to the holders of these rights in line with its obligations under various international treaties and conventions. The Indonesian intellectual property rights laws presently consist of a framework for intellectual property comprising of trade/service marks, geographical indications, indications of origin, patents, utility patents, industrial designs, integrated circuit layout designs, trade secrets and copyright, which in turn comprise copyrights and neighboring (ancillary) rights.

The services provided by members of this practice group cover registration and protection of all these intellectual property rights, including:

  • arranging preliminary searches at the Indonesian Intellectual Property Rights Office (IPR Office);
  • assisting with registration of trade and/or service marks;
  • assisting with registration of copyrights;
  • assisting with objections against marks clients feel could be damaging to their own marks;
  • assisting and representing clients in negotiations of settlements;
  • assisting and representing clients in litigation against infringers of intellectual property rights;
  • assisting in the negotiation of licensing and franchise agreements, when necessary.

HPRP represents both high profile international entities and small local companies and Indonesian individuals in their efforts to secure and protect their intellectual property here in Indonesia.