Wongrat Ratanaprayul

Director, Indonesia
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Thai, English

Education

JD, University of Connecticut School of Law

Master of Biotechnology, University of Pennsylvania

BSc, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Wongrat Ratanaprayul serves as director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Indonesia operations. After working as an attorney-at-law in the firm’s Bangkok office for a number of years, Wongrat is now based in Jakarta, where she focuses on all aspects of patent and design prosecution in Indonesia, as well as in multiple jurisdictions throughout Southeast Asia. Her work covers a range of technical fields including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, automotive, electronics, and computer-related technology.

Wongrat regularly interviews inventors to derive information pertinent to drafting patent applications in life sciences, and for consumer products. She provides opinions on infringement analysis and freedom-to-operate analysis. She also routinely conducts patent and design searches and provides clients with patent strategies. Her background allows her to provide effective, tailored services to a diverse range of clients.

Wongrat supervises the preparation of trademark applications, registrations, and renewals. She also oversees the firm’s regulatory affairs practice in Indonesia, serving clients in pharmaceuticals, food, cosmetics, and related industries with respect to product registration and compliance.

Prior to attending law school, Wongrat worked at Keck Graduate Institute, where she focused her research on proteomics. During her graduate study in biotechnology, she specialized in bioinformatics and annotated mouse genes present on pancreas cDNA.

Wongrat is admitted to the bar in Connecticut and Massachusetts and is qualified as a Thai patent agent.

  • Advised a subsidiary of Thailand’s largest oil and gas company on its multi-jurisdictional patent portfolio in the field of catalysts, across several countries in Asia, Europe, and the United States. The legal services provided included pre-filing strategy, claims reviews, and patent portfolio audits.

  • Conducted patent and design searches on behalf of clients in a wide range of industries.

  • Drafted patent specifications to accurately capture novelty and inventiveness while ensuring the broadest possible protection.

  • Prosecutes Thai and foreign patents in various technical fields such as biotechnology, pharmaceutical, automotive, electronics, and computer-related technology.

  • Provided opinions on infringement analysis and freedom-to-operate analysis.

  • Advised large multinational corporations across a range of industries on patent strategy.

  • Prosecutes design patent applications in multiple jurisdictions.

  • Oversaw trademark application, registration, and renewal processes for clients in various sectors.

  • Supervised food product registrations and opinions on product labeling.

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November 15, 2017

Asialaw Profiles 2018: Tilleke & Gibbins Recognized for Work in Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, and Myanmar

Tilleke & Gibbins’ four youngest offices have all been recognized as leading practices in their respective jurisdictions in Asialaw Profiles 2018, a guide to the Asia Pacific region’s leading...

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November 15, 2017

Asialaw Profiles 2018: Tilleke & Gibbins Leads Rankings in Thailand

Regional law firm Tilleke & Gibbins has again distinguished itself as the dominant domestic law firm in Thailand in Asialaw Profiles 2018, a guide to the top domestic and regional firms in the...

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November 15, 2017

Managing Intellectual Property: Wongrat Ratanaprayul Quoted on Madrid Protocol in Indonesia

Indonesia recently became the 100th nation to accede to the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Madrid Protocol, with the system set to enter into force in the nation on January 2, 2018....

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October 6, 2017

ALB Indonesia Law Awards 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated for IP Firm of the Year

Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated for “Intellectual Property Firm of the Year” at the fourth annual Asian Legal Business  Indonesia Law Awards. The awards pay tribute to the outstanding...

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August 10, 2017

Webinar on August 23: IP Protection for the Automotive Industry in China and Southeast Asia

Wongrat Ratanaprayul

Wongrat Ratanaprayul, the director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Indonesia office, will be speaking on the topic of “IP Protection in China and Southeast Asia for the Automotive Industry” in a webinar...

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October 4, 2017

Indonesia Joins the Madrid Protocol

Wongrat Ratanaprayul

On October 2, 2017, Indonesia’s Ministry of Law and Human Rights submitted its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol, making Indonesia the 100th member state under the treaty. As a result,...

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August 31, 2017

Thailand Legal Basics

Thailand Legal Basics, a valuable primer for foreign investors, explores all aspects of living and doing business in Thailand. Written by Tilleke & Gibbins, the book begins with an overview of...

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August 29, 2017

Indonesia’s Amended Trademark Law: Implications of the New Publication Process

Wongrat Ratanaprayul

Indonesia’s amended Trademark Law has been in force since November 25, 2016, and brings a number of substantive changes to the country’s trademark regime. Perhaps the most significant change relates...

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August 7, 2017

Indonesia: First-Ever Law on Customs Recordation and Seizures of IP-Infringing Goods Now Effective

Wongrat Ratanaprayul

Indonesia’s Government Regulation No. 20 of 2017 on Control of Import and Export of Goods Resulting from Intellectual Property Infringement became effective on August 2, 2017, and was issued to...

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May 5, 2017

Lex Mundi Guide to Doing Business in Thailand 2017

As part of its membership in Lex Mundi, Tilleke & Gibbins has published an updated edition of its Guide to Doing Business in Thailand for 2017.This guide offers a broad introduction to all of the...

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