Region: Indonesia

Former general manager gets jail term for cybersquatting

The Supreme Court has sentenced Tjandra Sugiono, the former general manager of PT Martina Berto, a local cosmetics company, to four months in prison for having registered and used the domain name '' in bad faith. PT Mustika Ratu is Martina Berto's main competitor.

08 July 2003

Local company retains DAVIDOFF mark despite minimal use

In <i>Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken GmbH v NV Sumatra Tobacco Trading Company</i>, Swiss company Davidoff has lost its fight to have an Indonesian company's registration of DAVIDOFF deleted. The court found that although the local company had produced just 150 branded cigarettes, the mark could not be deleted on the grounds of non-use.

22 April 2003

Trademark renewal procedures simplified

Indonesia has implemented new, simplified procedures for the renewal of trademark registrations. Trademark owners are no longer required to submit evidence of commercial use at the time of renewal, and an application for renewal may be filed at any time during the year prior to the registration's expiration.

31 March 2003

New hearing procedure benefits trademark applicants

The Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights has introduced a hearing as part of the trademark registration process. As a result, if an application is to be rejected, the applicant may now file a response. If the response is dismissed and the trademark application rejected, the applicant may appeal.

06 March 2003

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