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Among all intellectual property matters, patent cases are often regarded as being the most complex ones. This makes sense given the difficulties in capturing the essence of what must actually be protected. While trademarks, for example, are often mere images, objects to be patented generally have a specific function and distinctive features that are hard […]

Trademarks can be designed in bright colors, but when it comes to their legal protection intellectual property consultants often file applications for registration containing their black-and-white versions. Why do consultants choose for this approach?  The relation between a trademark’s protection and its registration A trademark enjoys protection as to how it is recorded in its […]

Parties that recently had their intellectual property registered in their home countries and already have plans to expand their businesses abroad can often claim their so-called ‘priority right’. Getting priorities in the protection of your trademark, patent or industrial design, of course, sounds great. But what are exactly the benefits of this right, and how […]

Trademark squatting

Trademark squatting is among the largest problems companies and individuals face when trying to have their marks protected in Indonesia. Various groups in the country monitor promising enterprises from Indonesia and abroad, and file applications for registration of their trademarks before the mark’s actual users do so. These groups’ only goal is to make the […]

First-to-file vs. first-to-use countries

One of the first things intellectual property consultants will check when handling a trademark case involving a foreign-registered trademark is whether this foreign country is a ‘first-to-file’ or a ‘first-to-use’ country. The first-to-file system It is not difficult to guess which party will get the rights over a trademark in a first-to-file jurisdiction. If party […]

Everyone who has ever taken a good look at a Trademark Certificate has most likely noticed that it mentions a certain ‘class’. This class refers to a class of goods or services, and in many jurisdictions – including Indonesia – corresponds with the so-called Nice Classification. But what is the Nice Classification exactly? A brief […]

The new copyright law requires a formal complaint from copyright holders. The debate around this centered on whether the police are capable of acting alone, without copyright holders’ input, given how complex offenses are. A mass industry-wide complaint now has been filed to try to get the police to act on a general basis. Plenty […]

The Minister of Communication and Information has announced that the ministry will issue new regulations to providers of mobile application/internet content providers. This proposed regulation will cover the following: a. Compliance with existing laws: Law No. 5 of 1999 on the Prohibition of Monopolistic Practices and Unfair Business Competition Law No. 7 of 2014 on […]

When lawyers get into legal battles with each other, it tends to get a very long process. Indonesia has in the past struggled to maintain a single bar association for lawyers. In recent years, (PAI) the Perkumpulan Advokat Indonesia / Indonesia Lawyers Association has been the only one. However more recently the Persatuan Advokat Indonesia […]

Creative Industry 4.0 in Indonesia

For adapting the industry 4.0 era, A government department in Indonesia called Bekraf leads the sector. Bekraf has for some time played a major role in assisting research, funding, start-up infrastructure, marketing, intellectual property, and other training and assistance. Following April’s elections, President Joko Widodo has announced a new cabinet. There have been rumors of […]