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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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]