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Patent in Indonesia (non-PCT)

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  • Patent fees

Fees associated with filing patent applications in Indonesia, as well as other patent fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • The term for filing patent application in Indonesia

Patent applications with priority claim should be filed within twelve months from the priority date. It is possible to restore the priority right within three months on condition that an applicant submits the evidence of the reason for missing the deadline and pays a surcharge.

  • Minimum filing requirements in Indonesia

For obtainment of a filing date, a patent application in Indonesia should contain:
- request to grant a patent;
- inventor’s and applicant’s information;
- title of the invention, claims, description, abstract, and drawings, if any.

  • Language of the Indonesian patent application

An application should be filed in Indonesian. However, if patent claims and description are filed in English, it is permitted to submit the translation into Indonesian within one month from the filing date.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

A signed and notarized Power of Attorney should be filed either at the time of filing of the application or within three months from the filing date on condition of payment of a surcharge.

  • Priority document

A certified copy of the priority document must be submitted within sixteen months from the priority date.

  • Assignment Deed

If an application is filed by a person other than the inventor, it is necessary to provide a legalized Assignment Deed between the applicant and inventor. The Assignment Deed may be filed at the time of filing of the application or within three months from the filing date on condition of payment of a surcharge.

  • Substantive examination request

A request for substantive examination must be filed within 36 months from the filing date. It is possible to file a request for use of the search and examination results from the ASPEC member-country, and thus expedite the examination process. 

  • Novelty grace period

The novelty grace period for patents in Indonesia is six months before the filing date or the date of priority if any.

  • Grant and maintenance fees

No official grant fee is stipulated. A patent in Indonesia is valid for twenty years from the filing date. Annual maintenance fees are due each year starting from the first one and are payable after a patent is granted. Annuities which were due before the grant should be paid within six months from the issuance of the Notice of Allowance. Subsequent annual fees should be paid at least one month before the due date (the anniversary of the filing date). Additionally, an applicant may request a twelve-month extension for payment of maintenance fees (within at least seven days prior to the due date).

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For applicants residing out of Indonesia, it is required to register patents through an agent, a registered Indonesian patent attorney.

  •  Notes

1. Online Database for Indonesian Patents Search.
2. Inventions may also be protected as Utility Models (simple patents) in Indonesia. A Utility Model patent is granted for one invention only. The validity term constitutes ten years from the filing date.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by EXALT Patent on 15.01.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Indonesian IP Laws