trademark 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fresh out of the plastic new copyright law needs a formal lawful grievance from copyright holders. The discussion around this fixated on whether the police are equipped for acting alone, if without copyright holders’ info, given how complex offenses are. A worldwide industry-wide grumbling currently has been documented to attempt to get the police to […]

The Minister of Communication and Information has declared that the service will give new guidelines to suppliers of versatile application/web content suppliers. This proposed guideline will cover the accompanying: a. Consistence with existing laws: Law No. 5 of 1999 on the Prohibition of Monopolistic Practices and Unfair Business Competition Law No. 7 of 2014 on […]

Creative Industry 4.0 in Indonesia

For adjusting the business 4.0 time, An administration office in Indonesia called Bekraf drives the area. Bekraf has for quite a while assumed a significant function in helping research, financing, fire up framework, showcasing, protected innovation, and other preparing and assistance. Following April’s races, President Joko Widodo has reported another bureau. There have been bits […]

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 […]

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 forms the core of cancellation lawsuits and demands for damages. How does […]