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  • International Country Code:

    ID
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +07:00
  • Currency:

    Indonesian rupiah (IDR)

Patent in Indonesia

Indonesia
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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 the filing date, a patent application in Indonesia should contain:
- a scanned copy of the signed power of attorney;
- inventor’s and applicant’s complete information;
- specification in English including 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 scanned copy of the simply signed Power of Attorney must be submitted at the time of filing application. No notarization or legalization is required. 

  • Priority document

A coloured scanned copy of the Priority Document (certified copy) must be submitted within sixteen months from the priority date.

  • Assignment Deed

If an application is filed by a person or legal entity other than the inventor, it is necessary to provide a scanned copy of the signed Assignment Deed between the applicant and inventor. The Assignment Deed may be filed at the time of filing the application or within 3 months from the filing date.

  • 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

There is official fee for the issuance of the patent certificate. 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 the patent is granted. Annuities which were due before the grant should be paid within six months from the issuance of the Notice of Allowance, plus the annual fee for the next year. 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). Late payment of annuities during the grace period is subject to a surcharge of 100%. If the 12-month period for late payment has elapsed and the maintenance fees have not been paid, the patent will be declared abandoned. However, it is still possible to revive the patent by filing a corresponding petition to the Commercial Court.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreign applicants, 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 ASIAMARK IP LLP. on 20.05.2020
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Indonesian IP Laws

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