Indonesia

October 23, 2018

Indonesia: Non-Payment of Outstanding Annuities Results in Non-Acceptance of New Patent Filings

Non-Payment of Outstanding Annuity Obligations in Indonesia Will Result in the Registry’s Non-Acceptance of New Patent Filings from the Same Proprietor. On 16 August 2018, the Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DGIP) issued a Circular requiring payment of all outstanding annuities due before 26 August 2016 (the enforcement date of the new Indonesian Patents Law) in respect of abandoned patent cases. This payment is to be made within six (6) months from the date of issuance of the present Circular (i.e. by 15 February 2019). If Patent Holders do not comply with this requirement, the DGIP will no longer accept any new patent filings from the same Patent Holders until their entire annuity fee debts are settled. Source:  postgrant@mirandah.com
May 31, 2017

Indonesia: New Regulation Clarifies Procedures under Amended Trademark Law

Assignment of Applications Indonesia’s new Trademark Law allows for a pending trademark application to be assigned during the application process, prior to registration. The old law did not allow for assignment of trademark applications; only registered marks could be assigned. The new law, however, does not allow every pending trademark application to be assigned. As explained by the Indonesian Trademark Office trademark applications filed before the enactment of the new Trademark Law on November 25, 2016, cannot be assigned until they are registered. The regulation affirmed this in Article 52. Thus, only pending trademark applications filed after the enactment of the new law can be assigned . This new Trademark Law No. 20 of 2016 on Marks became effective February 1, 2017. Formality Requirements for Renewals The new regulation also simplifies the formality requirements for trademark renewals, with Article 24 omitting the requirement to submit a copy of the trademark certificate. Source:  Tilleke & Gibbins
May 18, 2017

Indonesia: Power of Attorney Requirement for Patent Annuity Payments

The Indonesian Patent Office announced that each patent annuity payment must be accompanied with an original Power of Attorney at the time of payment.  A separate Power of Attorney is needed for each case. A general Power of Attorney is not sufficient.      
November 30, 2016

Indonesia: Increases Official Fees for Patent/Trademark Applications

Effective November 10, 2016 Official Fees have increased in the following categories: a) Patent Application: From IDR 750,000 (USD 56) for up to 10 claims and up to 30 pages of specification,the new fee is now IDR 1.5 million (USD 111). b) Trademark Application: From IDR 1 million (USD 74) for up to 10 items of goods/services per class, with every subsequent 1-10 items of goods/ services exceeding the first 10 items, incurring an additional official fee of IDR 1 million,the new fee is now IDR 2 million per class (USD 148) (without limitation, on the number of goods/services)    
November 30, 2016

Indonesia: A New Trademark Law Became Effective on November 26, 2016

The Indonesian Government has approved its new Trademark Law which became effective November 26, 2016. The new Trademark Law introduces a number of changes to the registration, protection, and enforcement of trademarks in Indonesia. Non -Traditional Marks are now accepted and include: sound marks, 3D shape marks and hologram marks A renewal application of trademark registration can be now filed six months prior to the renewal due date.  Late filing of a renewal application after the expiry date may be done within a six month grace period by paying  penalty fees.
September 28, 2015

Indonesia Shortens the Renewal Process

Effective September 28, 2015 the Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DGIP) officially launched the online application for the renewal of registered trademarks, which shortens the renewal process from the current period of one year to a maximum of 14 working days.