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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February 6, 2018

MIP Trademark Survey 2018: Tilleke & Gibbins Recognized in Indonesia

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Indonesia office has been recognized in Managing Intellectual Property’s annual IP Stars survey, published this week. With a Tier 3 ranking for trademark prosecution,...

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January 25, 2018

WTR 1000, 2018: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked for Trademark Enforcement and Prosecution in Indonesia

Tilleke & Gibbins’ trademark practice in Indonesia has been recognized by World Trademark Review  in WTR 1000 2018, its guide ranking trademark lawyers and firms in over 70...

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December 12, 2017

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018: Tilleke & Gibbins Recognized in Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, and Myanmar

Chambers Asia-Pacific  has released the 2018 edition of its annual rankings of the leading law firms from 41 jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region, in which Tilleke & Gibbins has once...

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November 30, 2017

Legal 500 2018: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked in Tier 1 in IP, Labor and Employment, Tax, and TMT in Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Bangkok office has been ranked in “Tier 1” for Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Tax, and Technology, Media, and Telecommunications in the 2018 edition of The Legal...

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November 30, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Indonesia Office Ranked Among Leading Intellectual Property Practices by Legal 500

Tilleke & Gibbins has been awarded a Tier 2 ranking for its specialist IP practice in Indonesia, among the top seven firms in the country for IP work, in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018. The...

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January 11, 2018

Indonesia: New Notice Allows for Revival of Lapsed Patents

Wongrat Ratanaprayul

Indonesia’s Directorate General of Intellectual Property issued a notice on December 28, 2017, addressing the revival of null and void patents. The notice allows patent holders, licensees, and...

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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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