AREAS OF PRACTICE

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) PROSECUTION & PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

We are experienced in all aspects of establishing, managing and protecting all IP aspects including trademarks, patents, industrial designs and copyrights. We combine practical, efficient advice and cost-effective legal services for a broad range of IP issues because we understand that your IP are valuable assets that help define your unique corporate identity. We have handled IP Portfolios on behalf of a broad range of clients including software industries, food and beverages, education services, fashions, IT companies, telecommunications, financial services, pharmacies and consumer products. Indonesia is currently a member of the Madrid Protocol, making Indonesia the 100th member state under the treaty. One of the advantages is that trademark owners in Indonesia are now able to file an International Trademark Application to seek protection of their trademarks in any other member countries. As a registered intellectual property agent in Indonesia, A&CO is capable of assisting Indonesian trademark owners for worldwide protections.



INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) LITIGATION & ENFORCEMENT

We work closely with clients in the development of effective enforcement strategies for their intellectual property portfolios, and in the defence of enforcement actions. We have a strong anti-counterfeiting team where since our earliest establishment we have been retained by several worlds’ largest software manufacturers to carry out software license anti-counterfeiting projects in Indonesia. In addition, we have experiences in representing clients as plaintiff and defendant in trademark cancellation cases before the Commercial Court and the Supreme Court.






DEBT RECOVERY

A&CO’s litigation team has extensive experiences in providing pieces of legal advice and litigation services in relation to debt recovery. We offer the clients efficiency, together with the skills & expertise of a professional legal team. Before initiating legal actions, we provide credit control services such as issuing letters of demand before the legal actions, company’s background search service, credit reports and status reports.





BANKRUPTCY LAW

We provide advice on Bankruptcy Law and proceedings in the Commercial Court. In addition, we have represented clients as applicants, creditors or debtors in bankruptcy and suspension of debt payments applications in the Commercial and Supreme Courts, and have had considerable experiences in representing multinational finance & leasing companies, insurance companies, multinational electronic manufacture companies, land & property developers and IT developer companies at creditors’ meetings during the periods of suspension of payments and bankruptcy.




We provide services in establishing companies or joint ventures and investment structures across various industrial and service sectors. We assist clients in obtaining governmental approvals and licences required to do businesses in Indonesia. We also advise businesses on general compliance and day-to-day legal issues.

We assist clients with a broad range of corporate transaction services, including the drafting of joint venture agreements, commercial agreements, and related transaction agreements where we will provide our advice based on practice, regulatory and compliance matters.

We provide a wide variety of legal services to new and established franchisors and franchisees. We have extensive experience in all phases of franchise law, including government regulations, franchise agreements, corporations and terminations. Additionally, we have experiences in helping business owners translate their ideas into franchise systems. We assist in the exploitation of rights through licensing and franchising agreements. Our team understands how to establish franchise systems, protect the intellectual property involved and comply with the government’s regulations on franchising.

We can advise clients on a wide range of corporate employment matters, including rights and obligations between employers and employees, expatriate work permits, visas and residency requirements. We can also advise clients on workers’ compensation, immigration and employment litigation before an administrative agency or in court.

CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

We counsel clients on a variety of alternative dispute resolution methods in an effort to minimize the time, difficulties and expenses often encountered in connection with the case, while at the same time eagerly advocating for and protecting our clients’ interests. Whenever possible, we make every effort to resolve issues by an agreement; However, we are also experienced litigators where we are able to provide comprehensive advice and draft pleadings and applications at all stages of litigation, acting for commercial plaintiffs and defendants in civil proceedings in the District Courts, Courts of Appeal, and the Supreme Court and Judicial Review levels.




CRIMINAL LITIGATION

We are experienced in assessing both routine and complex criminal litigation issues. We assist clients in going through a criminal litigation process, from accompanying clients to file a police report to defending clients in the criminal court proceedings.





FAMILY LAW

We represent clients in all aspects of family law, customizing our approach to the client’s
specific circumstances, including annulment, divorce, custody and parenting time, property
division and inheritance law.





Since 2013 A&CO has been growing from a two-lawyer outfit to nine fee earners, and expanded its focus from Intellectual Property (IP) to corporate/commercial works, as well as litigation services. IP remains a key area of its focus, especially in IP litigation and enforcement. A&CO has acted on behalf of a broad range of clients including leading global software manufactures, fashion industries, shipping industries, telecommunications, financial services, food and beverages, consumer products and automotive industries. Furthermore, for the past years, A&CO acted in representing creditors in several high-profile bankruptcy and suspension debt payment cases. A&CO also acted in civil lawsuits before various courts in Indonesia. In corporate and investment sectors, A&CO have assisted and advised local & multinational corporations on the structuring and establishment of companies in a wide range of commercial sectors. We have also assisted clients with a broad range of corporate services, including in drafting and reviewing their cooperation agreements, transaction agreements, employment agreements, providing advice on related Indonesian laws and regulations and the compliance therewith. The change from being an IP-based firm to the one offering wider legal services has been one of the main drives behind A&CO’s growth.
OUR PROFESSIONALS
Ardhiyasa Suratmandias
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IBRAHIM KURNIAWAN SAPUTROibrahim
Marfy Marco Yosua Sondakhmarfy
Alfonsus Chandra Prasetyoalfonsus
Ardhiyasa Suratman
Attorney at Law &
Intellectual Property Consultant
Ade B. Setiarini
Attorney at Law &
Intellectual Property Consultant
Ibrahim Kurniawan
Saputro
Associate
Marfy Marco
Yosua Sondakh
Associate
Alfonsus Chandra
Prasetyo
Associate

A&Co – Law Office

ITS Tower – Nifarro Park 8th Floor, unit 801
Jl. Raya Pasar Minggu No. 18,
Jakarta Selatan 12510, Indonesia

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