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Inventors who plan to have their domestically patented creations legally protected overseas sometimes discover another party already holds the rights over a similar invention in their targeted country. Though it does indeed occur someone else simply obtained a Patent over an invention earlier, in many cases the legal protection held by another over a ‘similar […]

Patents: The claim and its importance

An application for Patent registration consists out of three parts; drawings, a claim, and a description. Of these three parts, the claim is arguably the most important one. Such a claim consists of a short explanation of what the invention to be patented looks like and what its main functions are. This may sound easy […]

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 […]

How to Patent a Product in Indonesia

  • By: Kelvin Wibawa
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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 […]