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Indonesian PCT national phase entry

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Total Number of Claims/PCT
Number of Priorities
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  • Patent fees

Fees associated with Indonesian PCT national phase entry, as well as other patent fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • Deadline for the PCT national phase entry in Indonesia

The time limit for entry into Indonesian national phase is 31 months from the priority date. An applicant may restore the missed deadline if an additional fee for late entry into Indonesian PCT national phase is paid.

  • Minimum filing requirements in Indonesia

For obtainment of the filing date in Indonesia, a PCT national phase application must include:
- a scanned copy of the signed power of attorney;
- inventor's and applicant's details;
- information about international publication of the PCT application;
- English specification including the title, description, claims, drawings, and abstract.

  • Language of the Indonesian patent application

An applicant should provide an Indonesian translation of the PCT application. The translation must be submitted within one month from the date of entry into Indonesian national phase.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

A scanned copy of the signed Power of Attorney must be filed at the time of filing of the application. Notarization or legalization is not required. 

  • 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 (no need to be notarized/legalized). The Assignment Deed may be filed at the time of filing of the application or within 3 months from the filing date.

  • Substantive examination request

Substantive examination of Indonesian PCT national phase applications should be requested within 36 months from the international 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. 

  • Grace period

The novelty grace period in Indonesia constitutes six months prior to the earliest filing date.

  • Grant and maintenance fees

The official grant fee should be paid within 1 month as of the date of issuance of the notice of allowance. A patent in Indonesia is valid for twenty years from the international filing date. Annual maintenance fees are due each year starting from the first one counted from the international filing date 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, 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 international 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 during the grace period is subject to a surcharge of 100%. If not paid during the grace period, the patent will be declared abandoned. It is possible to revive the patent by filing a corresponding request to the Commercial Court.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

Non-residents should enter Indonesian PCT national phase through a patent attorney registered to practice before the Indonesian IP Office.

  •  Notes

1. Online Database for Indonesian Patents Search.
2. It is not possible to enter the national phase of a PCT application as a utility model in Indonesia.

The above information was verified on 30.01.2024
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Indonesian IP Laws