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Under Copyright law No. 28 of 2014, a copyright recordal can be filed through an online filing system called E-hakcipta and the recordal can be processed within a day unless for certain excluded works such as art works, Audio Visual works, drama and choreography works, and record works.

Yes, copyright works can be transferred to another party according to Article 16 Paragraph (2) of Copyright Law No. 28 of 2014 which asserts that, A Copyright may be transferred, either in whole or in part by: a. Inheritance; b. Grant; c. Waqf (endowment); d. Testament; e. Written agreement; or f. Other justifiable reasons in accordance with the provisions of laws and regulations

Marks shall mean a sign shown graphically in the form of picture, logo, name, wording, letter, number, compositions of colors, in 2 (two) dimensional form and/or 3 (three dimensional form, voice, hologram, or combination from 2 (two) or more of such elements in order to distinguish products and/or services produced by an individual or legal entity in the trading of goods and/or services activities.

As stated in Article 1 Point 1 of Indonesian Law No.13 of 2016 on Patent, patent is an exclusive right granted by the State to an inventor for his invention in the field of technology, for a certain period, to exploit his invention or to authorize another party to exploit it.

According to Article 1 Point 1 of Indonesian Law No. 28 year 2014 on Copyright, Copyright is an exclusive right of Creator which arises automatically based on declarative principle after a creation is embodled in tangible form without reducing the restriction in accordance to the Law.

Copyright does not need to be recorded in Indonesia. Since copyright will be arised and protected automatically based on the declarative principle after a creation is embodied in a tangible form. BUT, Copyright is recommended to be recorded for the following purposes: 1. Once there is a copyright infringement, the copyright recordation letter will be strong evidence in order to prove that the creation belongs to the creator. 2. Once the creator would like to license their copyright, the creator needs to have a copyright recordation letter to prove the ownership of the creation. Moreover, the license of copyright is also needs to be recorded at the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Indonesia. 3. The copyright recordation letter is also required if the creator would like to record their copyright at Indonesian Customs.

Copyright is recommended to be recorded for the following purposes: 1. Once there is a copyright infringement, the copyright recordation letter will be strong evidence in order to prove that the creation belongs to the creator. 2. Once the creator would like to license their copyright, the creator needs to have a copyright recordation letter to prove the ownership of the creation. Moreover, the license of copyright is also needs to be recorded at the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Indonesia. 3. The copyright recordation letter is also required if the creator would like to record their copyright at Indonesian Customs.

Based on Article 1 Point 1 of Indonesian Law No. 31 of 2000 on Industrial Design, Industrial Design means a creation on the shape, configuration, or the composition of lines or colors, or lines and colors, or the combination thereof in a three or two dimensional form which gives aesthetic appearances and can be realized in a three or two dimensional pattern and used to produce a product, good or an industrial commodity and handy craft.