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People who have designed a great Mark for their products or services often get asked by their consultants about what the name should actually be called. Because even if a Trademark contains letters or words, these do not always represent Mark’s real name as it is best to be registered. What are factors to bear […]

Some companies just clearly stand out among all others. They produce that coffee with that specific aroma, fabricate those indestructible shoes or simply manage to deliver these frying pans days before their competitors do. Ingenious processes or superior technology often form the base for such companies’ edge over others, and these businesses obviously do not […]

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 […]

The Madrid System offers trademark holders the opportunity file for trademark protection in multiple countries within one application, and therefore seems to be perfect for entrepreneurs with international ambitions. But is the Madrid System always the best choice for foreign parties to have their trademarks registered in Indonesia? Advantages of the Madrid System 1. The […]

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 […]

In Indonesia, Trademark are regulated by the trademark act no 15 of 2001 under the directorate general of intellectual property rights. According to the Act, the mark (trademark and service mark) is a sign in the form of words, numbers, letters, figures, colors, composition, symbols or a combination of all those used to distinguish the goods or services of one […]

As an IP Holder, You need to carefully register your brand or trademark if you want to join the Indonesian market. This is why ; Trademark registering can be so tricky and obviously a long process in Indonesia, especially if you are a foreigner owning a foreign company, which is relatively new to Indonesia’s business, […]

“Should you trademark your business?” that is a question all business owners could relate when starting a business in Indonesia. The answer may vary from individual to individual in general. Business owners will benefit from trademark registration when doing business in Indonesia. Why? Because it is an company asset. It will protect your business and its intellectual property (IP) […]

 trademark is a symbol, word, or words legally registered or established by use as representing a company or product/goods. Through trademark registration, the owner’s rights are protected and he can file legal action against unauthorized use of the trademark. A trademark serves as a legal distinction of a brand or product. Directorate General of Intellectual Property will […]