trademark registration indonesia

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 […]

First-to-file vs. first-to-use countries

One of the first things intellectual property consultants will check when handling a trademark case involving a foreign-registered trademark is whether this foreign country is a ‘first-to-file’ or a ‘first-to-use’ country. The first-to-file system It is not difficult to guess which party will get the rights over a trademark in a first-to-file jurisdiction. If party […]

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 […]

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 […]

Last July it was exactly eighteen months ago since Indonesia officially entered the Madrid Union. Since January 2, 2018, foreign individuals and companies could apply for protection of their trademarks in Indonesia along with requests for such protection in other countries – all within one and the same application. Though filing such an international application […]

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 […]

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 […]