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Why Indonesia?

Indonesia is not only the largest economy in South-East Asia, but it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to describe its growth in recent years as phenomenal. Being number 7 on the global GDP (PPP) ranking, Indonesia has become an economic force to be reckoned with. In other words, you just can’t talk about a comprehensive Asian IP strategy without including Indonesia in it. 


Between the years 2016 to 2018, patent registrations in Indonesia have gone up considerably (according to June 01, 2020 data - 2016: 9,236 registrations; 2017: 9,798 registrations; 2018: 11,302 registrations). And with the implementation of the new IP laws of 2016, we are bracing ourselves for even more of our partners registering their patents with us here in Indonesia.

Our Mission

The vision of the creator is at the core of every IP. Whether you are an inventor, brand owner, or industrial designer: your vision of what you have created shall not be compromised even when it makes its way across borders, languages, and different jurisdictions.


As an IP Service, we are unique in Indonesia for having been founded by experts with extensive global industry experience. We combine our industry knowledge, technological know-how, legal expertise, and best-in-class in-house localization services to make sure that your IP gets the legal protection it needs without any compromises.


Rohaldy Muluk

Dipl.-Ing. Rohaldy Muluk

Managing Partner

"One aspect that is often overlooked when filing Patents in Indonesia is the fact that the law requires Patent Specifications to be translated into the Indonesian language. And here is where things can fall apart: it takes more than just a regular translator to translate a patent while preserving the inventor's vision.

I saw it one too many times during my decades working as an engineer in Germany and Indonesia: It is perilously hard for someone who is not skilled in the art to translate a technical document (or even worse: a patent document) into another language while preserving its technical understanding.

As of yet the only WIPO local expert on patent drafting in Indonesia and also a member of Indonesia's leading translator association, I have founded ChapterOne-IP around the idea that it is paramount to preserve the technical understanding of a patent throughout the translation process. In fact, the DNA of technical understanding permeates everything we do.

At ChapterOne-IP we have a team of dedicated Patent Specialists who are experts in each of their respective arts. And they are working closely with our in-house translation department, which has been specifically trained for this purpose. Anything less than that just wouldn't be fair for your patents."

Rohaldy Muluk graduated from the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany and is a member of AIPPI (President of AIPPI Indonesia Group), FICPI (Executive Committee member), APAA (Indonesia representative at the Patent Committee), and GRUR (German IP Society).

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Be a force of change. And we at ChapterOne-IP are here to lead the charge.


Our attorneys are leaders and members of international IP associations such as FICPI, AIPPI, APPA, and GRUR. We always strive to be a major force in shaping the future of IP protection - locally, regionally, and globally.

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