Professional Lawyers

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 […]

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 […]

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

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). As defined in the New Patent Law, ‘a patent is an exclusive right granted by the state to an inventor for an invention which have novelty, and which can be […]

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, […]

Hearing people explain what trademark is may often make the concept sound so simple. Trademark, an intellectual property or an intangible business asset, covers business names, symbols, logos, slogans, and other components. This trademark used to identify the business and its products (or services) in the market. Businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are […]

“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) […]