October 2019

The Madrid System offers brand name holders the open door document for brand name insurance in numerous nations inside one application, and consequently is by all accounts ideal for business visionaries with global desire. Be that as it may, is the Madrid System consistently the most ideal decision for unfamiliar gatherings to have their brand […]

As in most jurisdictions around the world, Indonesia has provisions in its Trademark Law forbidding the use of marks that are considered provocative. And, as is the case in virtually all countries as well, the question whether a mark is insulting remains an area which is largely undefined by laws. Subjects not to contradict with […]

Trademark registration in Indonesia: applications filed in bad faith and their consequences Article 21 of Indonesian Trademark Law 20/2016 mentions an application for trademark registration is to be refused by the DGIP if it has been filed in bad faith. ‘Bad faith’ is, however, a broad and rather unclear term, which in trademark law often […]

Last July it was exactly eighteen months ago since Indonesia officially entered the Madrid Union. Since January 2, 2018, foreign individuals and companies could apply for protection of their trademarks in Indonesia along with requests for such protection in other countries – all within one and the same application. Though filing such an international application […]

Generic vs Descriptive Trademarks

Article 20 of Indonesian Trademark Law 20/2016 describes how a trademark can not be registered if it merely describes the goods or services being offered under it. Names can be considered descriptive for two reasons. The word can already be found in the dictionary as being a definition of the goods and services a party […]

How to Patent a Product in Indonesia

  • By: Kelvin Wibawa
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Patents in Indonesia are regulated under Law No. 13 of 2016 (New Patent Law) that replaced the previous Patent Law (Law No. 14 of 2001). A patent is conceded for a time of 20 (twenty) years as from the documenting date though a simple (patent for one creation) is allowed for a time of 10 […]