Januar Jahja & Partners

Walter Simandjuntak

Described as “among the leading IP lawyers in Indonesia,” (Asialaw Profiles 2016), Mr. Simandjuntak is a former Director of Patents and Copyright/Industrial Design at the Indonesian IP Office. Now a partner at JJP, his practice focuses primarily on client counseling for copyright, patent and industrial design matters, as well as enforcement issues. Prior to joining Januar Jahja & Partners in 2005, Mr. Simandjuntak held various high-level positions within the Indonesian government. More specifically, he served as the Director of Patents (1997-2001) and then the Director of Copyright and Industrial Design (2001-2005) at the Intellectual Property Office in the Department of Law and Human Rights. Additionally, Mr. Simandjuntak served as an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Delegate of the Indonesian Government at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Meetings in Doha (2001) and Cancun (2003). Mr. Simandjuntak is licensed to practice law in Indonesia, as well as before the Indonesian Patent and Trademark Office.

Recognition: Mr. Simandjuntak’s extensive expertise has earned him the honor of being named as a “Leading Lawyer” by Asialaw Profiles (2014, 2015, 2016) and “Recommended” by Legal 500 (2015).

Languages: Indonesian and English