Practice Areas
Intellectual Property Right

What it is:

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are rights given to persons over ‘creations of the mind’ for which exclusive ownership is recognized. Specific IPR protections include: copyright, which describes the legal rights creators have over their artistic and literary works; patents, which grants exclusive rights over inventions and decides how - or whether - the invention can be used by others; trademarks, which allow goods or services of one enterprise to be distinguished from others; industrial designs, which protects ornamental or aesthetic aspects of a product; or geographical indicators, which identifies goods that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities, reputation or characteristics that come specifically from a predetermined region. For rights to be recognized and protected in Indonesia one needs to register with the Indonesian Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights (DGIPR), the body which oversees IPR within the country. 
What we can do:
JWK Law Office has a wealth of expertise advising clients on all aspects of IPR protection including registering trademarks, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, geographical indicators and industrial designs in Indonesia. 
The firm can assist clients with:
  • DGIPR registration;
  • IPR related litigations, including representation through opposition, appellate, and litigation stages in commercial courts as well as the Supreme Court for IPR disputes; 
  • Setting up licensing agreements
What we have done:
JWK has assisted many individuals and multinational corporations register their IPR for use in Indonesia. The firm has successfully assisted clients with seeking to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights by filing objections to the DGIPR. We have also led successful appeals to the Appeals Commission, which challenge trademarks that have been registered in bad faith.