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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March 3, 2017

Managing IP Patent Survey 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins Recognized in Indonesia

Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP practice in Indonesia continues to maintain a strong position, and was recently recognized by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP)  in its Patent Survey 2017. The firm’...

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February 3, 2017

MIP Trademark Survey 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins Recognized in Indonesia

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Indonesia office has been awarded rankings from Managing Intellectual Property (MIP)  in the magazine’s annual IP Stars survey, published this week. With a Tier 3 ranking...

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January 18, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Indonesia Trademark Practice Awarded “Silver Band” Ranking by WTR 1000, 2017

Following on the heels of a successful 2016, Tilleke & Gibbins’ trademark practice in Indonesia has been recognized by World Trademark Review  in WTR 1000 2017, its global guide ranking...

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November 25, 2016

The Asian Lawyer: Tilleke & Gibbins Named Intellectual Property Firm of the Year

The Asian Lawyer  has named Tilleke & Gibbins as the Intellectual Property Firm of the Year as part of its annual Emerging Markets Awards. Suebsiri Taweepon, a partner in Tilleke &...

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November 16, 2016

Legal 500: Tier 2 Ranking Awarded to Tilleke & Gibbins’ Indonesia Practice for Intellectual Property

The Indonesia practice of Tilleke & Gibbins has been placed among the top six firms in the country for IP work in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, which awarded the firm a “Tier 2...

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March 1, 2017

Intellectual Property in Indonesia: Registration, Protection, Commercialization

The importance of intellectual assets can never be underestimated—they are the key to generating profits. Knowing your rights as they relate to such assets is therefore a vital step to ensuring that...

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February 22, 2017

Changes to Indonesian Regulations for Sponsorships of Health Professionals

Wongrat Ratanaprayul, Indah Handayani

Effective healthcare depends on innovation, and companies operating in the healthcare sector—including pharmaceutical and medical device producers and distributors—are usually eager to educate health...

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November 22, 2016

Annuity Payments Under Indonesia’s New Patent Law

Wongrat Ratanaprayul

Indonesia’s new Patent Law, which was enacted on August 26 of this year changes how annuity payments are calculated. Annuity payments are now due at the beginning of the protection period, in order...

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November 9, 2016

Indonesia: Increases to Official Fees Raising for IP and Enactment of New Trademark Law

Somboon Earterasarun, Wongrat Ratanaprayul

The Indonesian government has announced two major developments relating to patents and trademarks in the country: (1) increases to the official fees for a range of IP prosecution tasks; and (2) the...

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October 17, 2016

Indonesia: Annuity Payments for Existing Patents Must Be Made by December 30, 2016

Wongrat Ratanaprayul

The Indonesian Directorate General of Intellectual Property has issued a new circular that clarifies how the authorities will handle annuity payments for patents that were granted before the...

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