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Indonesia IP system


Patent system


Indonesia is a member of:

- World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) since December 1979

- Paris Convention since December 1950

- Hague Agreement (International Deposit of Industrial Designs) since December 1950

- Berne Convention (Literary and Artistic Works) since September 1997

- Patent Convention Treaty (PCT) since September 1997

- WCT (WIPO Copyright Treaty) since March 2002

- WPPT (WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty) since February 2005

- World Trade Organization (WTO) since January 1995 and signatory to TRIPS agreement

- Association of SouthEast Asia Nations (ASEAN) since August 1967

- Asia Pacific Economic Community (APEC) since November 1989 IP Administrative Structure of Indonesia:


The responsibility of intellectual property is under the Ministry of Law and Human Rights :

- Industrial Property is handled by the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights, under the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, and

- Copyright is also handled by the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights, under the Ministry of Law and Human Rights.


Patent filing in Indonesia:


Patents are granted for inventions which are new, inventive and have industrial application. The term of protection is 20 years from the filing date. Inventions which are not inventive can be protected by a simple Patents for new products that have practical use capable of industrial application.


Petty Patent in Indonesia:


They are granted for 10 years.


To apply for patent & petty patent, each applicant shall submit the followings documents:

- applicant's name, address, nationality, occupation etc..

- translation in Indonesian of the specification

- certified priority documents

- notarized Power of Attorney

- deed of assignment (if the applicant and inventor are not the same entity)

- statement of the applicant's rights (if the applicant and inventor are the same entity)


After formalities examination, the application is published. Afterwards, during 6 months an opposition may be filed by any interested party. Sustantive examination of invention patents must be requested within 36 months but may not commence until the six months publication opposition period has expired. Simple patents are automatically examined without examination request.



Design SYSTEM


Design filing in Indonesia:

To apply for Design, each applicant shall submit the followings documents:

- applicant's name, address, nationality, occupation etc..

- translation in Indonesian of all documents

- certified priority documents

- notarized Power of Attorney

- deed of assignment (if the applicant and inventor are not the same entity)

- statement of the applicant's rights (if the applicant and inventor are the same entity)


Three months after the filing date, the application is published in the Designs Gazette. A novelty examination is performed against existing registered designs. An opposition period starts from the publication date for three months. A registration certificate is issued 6-9 months after the filing date.