What is a trademark?

Mark shall mean a sign in the form of a picture, name, word, letters, figures, composition of colours, or a combination of said elements, having distinguishing features and used in the activities of trade in goods or services.

Trade Mark shall mean a Mark that is used on goods traded by a person or by several persons jointly or legal entity to distinguish the goods from other goods of the same kind.

Service Mark shall mean a Mark that is used for services traded by a person or by several persons jointly or a legal entity to distinguish the services from other services of the same kind.

Collective Mark shall mean a Mark that is used on goods and/or services having the same characteristics that are traded jointly by several persons or legal entities to distinguish the goods and/or services from others of the same kind.

Trademark in Indonesia is regulated in the Law No. 15 of 2001 concerning the Revision of the Law No. 14 of 1997 on the Mark. The application of mark registration is to be submitted to the Trademark Office, Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights, Department of Justice of Republic of Indonesia.

CLASSIFICATION OF GOODS AND SERVICES

According to the Mark Law, goods and services divided into 45 classes based on the Nice Classification.

REQUIREMENTS FOR FILING AN APPLICATION FOR THE MARK REGISTRATION

  1. Power of Attorney. No legalization is necessary;
  2. Statement on Ownership of the Mark. No legalization is necessary;
  3. Name, nationality and full address of the applicant
  4. Specimen of the mark which may be sent in JPG/GIF format;
  5. List of the goods or services to be covered by the application.
  6. The name of the state and the date of the first application for registration of the mark,
  7. where the application for registration is submitted under the priority right.
  8. An application for the mark registration under a priority right must be completed the priority document, which must be submitted at the latest within 3 (three) months after expiry date of the right to submit an application for registration of a mark by using a priority right; In case the priority convention document is prepared in another language except English, you shall also send us the English translation (informal translation is also available) thereof;

APPLICATION FOR THE MARK REGISTRATION UNDER THE PRIORITY RIGHT

An application for registration of a mark under a priority right as regulated by Paris Convention regarding the protection of marks to which the Republic of Indonesia adheres must be submitted within a period of at the latest 6 (six) months from the date of receipt of the application for registration of the mark submitted for the first time in another country, which also adheres to said convention or in country member of World Trade Organization (WTO).

MULTI-CLASS APPLICATION

Multi-class application is available in Indonesia. However, each multi-class application is limited to covering 3 classes of goods / services. Filing single class application is recommended as this may help avoid unnecessary delay in the processing of the registration if one of classes faces objection.

PROCEDURE OF APPLICATION FOR THE MARK REGISTRATION

The Procedure of Trademark application in Indonesia based on Trademark Law No. 15 of 2001

DURATION

A registered mark shall have legal protection for a period of 10 (ten) years retroactive to the date of receipt of the registration of the mark concerned. Upon the request of a mark owner, the period of protection of a registered mark may be renewed for additional periods of the same duration as long as it is still being used.

TRADEMARK SYMBOLS

If you successfully register a trade mark, you are permitted to use the symbol next to your mark. Another common symbol associated with trade mark is T ? this denotes that the mark is being used by the company as their trade mark but it does not mean that the mark is registered or protected under the trade mark law.