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Gunawan Suryomurcito



+62 21 5080 8156


Gunawan established local law firm, Suryomurcito and Co. - our associate firm in Indonesia - in 1997. He has extensive practical experience of IP protection and enforcement in Indonesia.

Gunawan joined Rouse in 1997 from Indopatent, the law firm and patent and trade mark agency of which he was a founding partner. Prior to that he worked in the office of Oei Tat Hway Patents & Trade Marks for nine years, ultimately taking charge of the firm's trade mark anti-counterfeiting division. He established Suryomurcito & Co in March 1997. He has undertaken various advanced intellectual property courses in Indonesia, Europe and Japan. 

He has extensive practical experience of IP protection and enforcement in Indonesia, having handled a large caseload of both contentious and non-contentious trade mark and patent work throughout his career. Gunawan is a registered patent attorney and in 1989, when the draft patent law was tabled at the Parliament, he was invited to attend the public Parliamentary hearing as an expert. One of his suggestions was incorporated into the Patent Law of 1989. He was the former President of the Indonesian Intellectual Property Society.


  • Gadjah Mada University, Master of Law
  • University of Indonesia, Bachelor of Law


  • WTR 1000: Recommended Individual (2014-2016, 2018-2019, 2023-2024), Luminary (2020, 2022), Silver (2021)
  • Chambers & Partners: Senior Statespeople (2023-2024), Notable Practitioner (2014, 2016-2018, 2020-2022)
  • IAM Patent 1000: Recommended Individual (2016-2019)
  • Legal 500: Hall of Fame (2021), Key Lawyer (2020), Leading Individual (2015, 2017-2018)
  • MIP IP Stars: Notable Practitioner (2022-2024), Trade Mark Star (2016-2020), Renowned Litigation Specialist (2019), IP Star (2014-2015)
  • WTR Global Leaders: Global Leaders in Private Practice in Indonesia (2020, 2022)
  • WIPR IP Leaders: Recognized for Trade Marks and Patents in Indonesia (2019), Recognized for Trade Marks in Indonesia (2016-2017)
  • Asia IP Expert: Recommended - Enforcement and Patents (2016)

Personal Interest

Gardening, Photography, Philosophy, and Spiritual discussions (Christianity, Buddhism and others)