Comparation Between The Old Indonesian Trademark Law No. 15 Of 2001 And The New Indonesian Trademark And Geographical Indications Law No. 20 Of 2016

 

NO DIFFERENCES TRADEMARK LAW NO. 15 OF 2001

 

TRADEMARK AND GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS LAW NO. 20 OF 2016

 

1 Kind of trademark protection Only protect conventional marks, namely : picture, name, word, letters, figures, color composition, or a combination of the said elements. Not only protect a conventional marks, but also protect non-conventional marks, namely: 3D marks, hologram marks, and sound marks.
2 Time-frame of trademark registration from filing until registering needed 14 months. from filing until registering needs 8 months and 15 days.
3 Publication period 3 months. 2 months.
4. Substantive Examination period Substantive examination needed at the latest 9 months. Substantive examination needs at the latest 5 months.
5 Process of Trademark Registration Flowchart of trademark registration proceedings :

 

1.     Formality examination.
2.     Substantive examination.
3.     Publication.
4.     Grant.

Flowchart of trademark registration proceedings :

 

1.     Formality examination.
2.     Publication.
3.     Substantive examination.
4.     Grant.

6 Kind of implementation rule ruled by the Government Regulation.

 

 

 

ruled by the Ministry Regulation.

 

 

 

7 Required document for filing trademark application Payment received power of attorney, priority document and statement (to have acceptance date). Application form, sample of mark and payment received (to have acceptance date).
8 Trademark Filing Type non-electronic. non-electronic but also electronic.
9 Renewal Period 12 month before the expiry date.

 

since 6 month before and 6 month after the expiry date.

 

10 Trademark Amendment only could be done when the said application had been registered.

 

can be done when the said application is still on the process.

 

11 Geographical Indications  

Only regulated the main of geographical indications (there were only 5 articles).

 

The Geographical Indication is regulated more specifically.
12 Trademark Deletion The objection to the decision of trademark deletion was filed with commercial court.

 

The objection to the decision of trademark deletion is filed with administrative court.

 

 13 Infringement Fine Trademark infringement would be fined maximum 1 (one) billion rupiah. Trademark infringement will be fined maximum 2 (two) billion rupiah and fined maximum 5 (five) billion rupiah if the said infringement related to the mark that corresponds with health product and environment product that will make the human death.
14 Trademark Obstacle The mark could be rejected if the said mark had a similar with the essential part of the registered mark (prior mark).  

 

The mark can be rejected if the said mark is a similar to the essential part of the registered mark (prior mark) or application mark.

 

 

15 The authorized party for deleting  trademark The authorized party which could delete the mark from trademark gazette was Directorate General.

 

The authorized party which can delete the mark from trademark gazette is Ministry of Law.

 

16 well-known trademark protection Not Available There is a legal protection to the well-known trademark owner even though it is not registered yet.
17 Trademark certificate Not Available The registered trademark is considered to be withdrawn and deleted if the trademark certificate is not taken by the applicant or attorney within 18 (eighteen) months counted from the issuance date of certificate.

 

TRADEMARK FILING PROCESS IN INDONESIA

 

 

LAW NO. 15 OF 2001                                                                                      LAW NO. 20 OF 2016

 

 

Trademark Application                                                                                                Trademark Application

↓    (1 month)                                                                                                                  ↓          (15 days)

Substantive Examination (9 months)                                                                        Publication   (2 months)

↓                                                                                                                                        ↓         (30 days)

Publication (10 days + 3 months)                                                                  Substantive Examination (150 days)

↓                                                                                                                                         ↓

Certificate  (1 month)                                                                                                         Certificate

 

Total = 14 months and 10 days                                                                   Total = 8 months and 15 days

 

 

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