Indonesia Amends Trademark Law

by admin on December 6, 2016

The law hopes to boost trade of Indonesian products in international markets


Lexology reports Indonesia’s trademark law has been amended to enhance “trademarks in line with international conventions and standards” and to boost the creative economy development as well as the trade of Indonesian products in international markets.

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The changes under New Trademark Law include, as reported by Lexology;

  1. “Introduction of Non Traditional Marks. The New Trademark Law introduces protection to Non Traditional Marks in the form of (a) Sound Marks, (b) 3D marks and (c) Hologram Marks.
  2. Simplification in the trademark application process whereby the New Trademark Law introduces minimum requirements for filing a trademark application.
  3. Changes in the trademark application procedures will be implemented.
  4. The New Trademark Law allows submission of a renewal application within 6 months after the end of the registration period.
  5. Introduction of heavier criminal sanctions, in particular with respect to trademark infringement that will endanger human health, the environment and will cause death.
  6. Provision on the protection of Geographical Indications.”

The law came into effect on November 27th.

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