Professional Lawyers

After spending months in a row drawing on his attic room, an artist has finally finished what he believes is the greatest comic book ever made. Worried about other people intending to copy this masterpiece, the artist rushes to the nearest law firm to ask how he can legally protect his work. If the law […]

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 […]

Industrial Design rights are granted to restrict the use of designs by parties not being authorized by the rightsholder to do so. But can applicants for such rights simply submit a simple drawing of their products? Or is a more detailed, technical scheme required? And to which extent does the registration of a design protect […]

The ins and outs of license agreements

Having your Intellectual Property registered on your behalf grants you the exclusive right to use it in trade and commerce. However, as your mark, design or patent grows in popularity, using it might become an interesting possibility for parties willing to pay for it. Such use can be arranged by the establishment of a License […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]