trademark

The Minister of Communication and Information has announced that the ministry will issue new regulations to providers of mobile application/internet content providers. This proposed regulation will cover the following: a. Compliance with existing laws: Law No. 5 of 1999 on the Prohibition of Monopolistic Practices and Unfair Business Competition Law No. 7 of 2014 on […]

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 […]

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 […]

 trademark is a symbol, word, or words legally registered or established by use as representing a company or product/goods. Through trademark registration, the owner’s rights are protected and he can file legal action against unauthorized use of the trademark. A trademark serves as a legal distinction of a brand or product. Directorate General of Intellectual Property will […]

The new trademark law stipulate the changes of several aspects of litigation, enforcement, and prosecution with quite significant changes regarding jurisdiction of court, authority, and penalties. The discussion could be find on the following: Jurisdiction of the court changes Jurisdiction of Court added to which decision made from Minister of Law and Human Rights goes […]

By: Eliza Trisnawati S.H. Geographical indications is a signs that indicate the place of origin of goods, which due to the geographical environment, including human or the combination of the two, gives a specific characteristics or quality to the goods produced therein. Basically, a Geographical Indications might be protected upon registration. Unlike other proprietary intellectual […]