Indonesia

Madrid System fails to have an impact for local filers: an analysis of the Indonesian trademark market

In this country data report, we hone in on the fast-growing Indonesian trademark market, revealing that the country’s recent accession to the Madrid Protocol has had little impact on local filers, while US applicants have been making the most of the new filing option.

Madrid System fails to have an impact for local filers: an analysis of the Indonesian trademark market
2 Jul 2018

INTA “extremely disappointed” with WTO plain packaging ruling, considering next steps

In a landmark ruling, the World Trade Organisation has upheld Australia’s tobacco plain packaging regime as being consistent with its trade obligations. The response has been mixed, with INTA voicing its disappointment and confirmed it is regrouping on the issue.

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13 May 2019

USTR's Special 301 Report 2019: focus on Indonesia

According to the latest Special 301 Report of the US Trade Representative, Indonesia - which features on the Priority Watch List - suffers from many problems, including widespread piracy and counterfeiting. Read more

27 Mar 2019

Madrid Protocol in Indonesia – one year on

It has been a little more than a year since the Madrid Protocol came into effect in Indonesia. As of mid-March 2019, there were more than 8,000 Madrid applications designating Indonesia. Read more

24 Sep 2018

Blow for Pierre Cardin as Supreme Court puts an end to long-running PIERRE CARDIN case

In a controversial decision, the Indonesian Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by French fashion house Pierre Cardin in the long-running litigation over the mark PIERRE CARDIN. Read more

22 Jun 2018

Good news for IP rights owners: Indonesia in final stage of setting up IP border protection system

Following the government regulation for the control of import and export of goods entering into force last year, the Ministry of Finance has finally set out the procedures for customs recordal and seizures. Read more

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Anti-counterfeiting

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1 Jul 2017

Notorious markets: where to police

In the second of a two-part series, we profile markets which were omitted from the Office of the US Trade Representative’s Notorious Markets List, but which brand owners should have on their radars. This issue, we turn our attention to Asia and Africa Read more

16 Sep 2016

Indonesian cigarette trademark infringement dispute burns out

The Indonesian Supreme Court has finally brought an end to a lengthy dispute over one of the most well-known Indonesian cigarette brands. GUDANG GARAM is a famous clove cigarette brand belonging to Gudang Garam Tbk, a large public listed company. Read more

Enforcement and litigation

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13 May 2019

USTR's Special 301 Report 2019: focus on Indonesia

According to the latest Special 301 Report of the US Trade Representative, Indonesia - which features on the Priority Watch List - suffers from many problems, including widespread piracy and counterfeiting. Read more

24 Sep 2018

Blow for Pierre Cardin as Supreme Court puts an end to long-running PIERRE CARDIN case

In a controversial decision, the Indonesian Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by French fashion house Pierre Cardin in the long-running litigation over the mark PIERRE CARDIN. Read more

22 Jun 2018

Good news for IP rights owners: Indonesia in final stage of setting up IP border protection system

Following the government regulation for the control of import and export of goods entering into force last year, the Ministry of Finance has finally set out the procedures for customs recordal and seizures. Read more

1 Jan 2018

Creating a resilient enforcement strategy for Indonesia

Indonesia is a challenging jurisdiction in terms of enforcement endeavours, but a combination of different tactics will set brands up for success Read more

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11 Sep 2017

New IP rights Customs regulation

Indonesia has taken its first steps towards a Customs IP border protection system. The government has issued Regulation 20/2017 on Controls of Import and Export Goods Constituting or Deriving from IP Rights Infringement, which provides for an IP rights recordal system for trademarks and copyrights. Read more

23 Jun 2017

New regulation clarifies procedures under amended Trademark Law

Indonesia recently enacted a regulation as part of the implementation of its new Trademark Law. The simplified procedures and additional clarity that the new regulation has introduced are likely to contribute to smoother and more timely trademark registrations, renewals and assignments for brand owners. Read more

25 Nov 2016

New law on trademarks and geographical indications

The new Trademark and Geographical Indication Law has been passed by Parliament and is expected to take effect imminently. This update outlines the main prosecution changes and the impact on revocation, infringement and enforcement. Read more

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24 Feb 2017

Lawyers' dispute highlights that copyrights cannot override trademark rights

In the dispute between the Indonesia Lawyers Association and the Indonesia Lawyers Union, which both used the same logo and the name PERADIN, the Supreme Court has upheld a lower court decision finding that the union had infringed the association's PERADIN mark. Indonesian infringers often register and cite copyrights to justify the use of similar marks; however, this case clearly shows that copyrights cannot override trademark rights. Read more

IP offices

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21 Apr 2017

Indonesia simplifies documents required to support trademark applications and renewals

Indonesia has simplified the formal requirements for filing new trademark applications and renewing existing registrations. The change is a welcome procedural development for trademark owners, as it lightens the burden of signing many documents in support of trademark applications or renewals. Read more

Portfolio management

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1 May 2017

A new chapter for protection of well-known marks in Indonesia

Indonesia’s Trademark and Geographical Indications Law 2016 ushers in long-awaited improvements for rights holders. However, remaining vulnerabilities could perpetuate bad-faith registrations and trademark squatting Read more

Trademark law

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23 Mar 2018

Franchising in Indonesia: an enforcement overview

In the latest part of our series focusing on the legislative frameworks that govern franchising in Asia and South America, we discuss enforcement in Indonesia. Read more

1 Mar 2018

Franchising: a global guide to brand monetisation

In the first of a two-part series, we outline the legislative framework for franchising in nine jurisdictions across Asia and South America. Read more

14 Dec 2017

International applications at an all-time high as Asia and Africa experience sharp rise in trademark filings

WIPO has released its latest report into global IP activity, revealing a significant rise in  filing activity. Most of the growth can be attributed to China’s continued domination. Read more

26 Oct 2017

Indonesia’s accession to the Madrid Protocol

Indonesia has officially become the 100th member of the Madrid Union. Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna H Laoly deposited the country’s instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with the director general of the World Intellectual Property Organisation during the 57th General Assembly in Geneva. Read more