trademark registration 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 […]

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 […]

“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) […]