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Developing creative industries in Bali
In order to boost creative industries in Bali, The Ministry of Industry has issued No. 72/M- IND/PER/9/2015 on the Roadmap to Develop Bali as a Center of Creative Industry During .....
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QA for DGIP databases
Quality assurance for DGIP databases has become an issue, as IP Consultants notice an increase in administrative and typographical errors.In the last few months, there has been a noticeable increase .....
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Recordal of copyright in logos
The implementation of new provisions concerning recordal of copyright in logos is proving tricky.We’ve written before about how the current Copyright Law deals with recordal of copyright in logos (see .....
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Renewing trademarks online - system demo
The Trademark Office has been working on a beta version of a system for renewing trademarks online.Bapak Said Nafik, Chief of the Systems Development Division at the Trademark Office, hosted .....
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Tackling online piracy
The Creative Economy Agency is preparing a software solution for dealing with online piracy.According to a Jakarta Post repot (see here) the system will consist of a software solution that .....
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E-filing demo at DGIP
The Directorate-General of Intellectual Property (“DGIP”) hosted a demonstration of its new e-filing system for trademarks, patents and designs last week.The session, held on 2 September, was intended to introduce .....
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New Directors at DGIP
On 1 September 2015, the Directorate-General of Intellectual Property held a ceremony to mark the incoming and outgoing Director of the Trademark Office, the incoming and outgoing Director of Information and .....
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Regulating the online space
Indonesia is passing a suite of new laws to regulate commercial and criminal activity in the online space.In what appears to be a move to increase tax revenues, a draft .....
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Film piracy in Indonesia
The United States Trade Representative claims that film piracy is rampant in Indonesia (see our post on the 301 report here).  And by all accounts this is a true reflection .....
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Batik - Indonesia’s IP darling
Batik is arguably Indonesia’s favourite intellectual property.  It is frequently the focus of media attention, particularly at times when tensions flare up with Malaysia - both countries claim batik as .....
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Preparing for the AEC
The Asean Economic Community (AEC) is set to commence at the end of this year, but there is very little public discussion about the opportunities and threats that this significant .....
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Using regional IP offices
The Directorate-General of Intellectual Property has regional offices that can be used for the purposes of filing applications.Regional offices were established under the Decree of Ministry of Law and Human .....
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Meterai
In Indonesia, legally binding documents that include a monetary transaction should have stamp duty (meterai) affixed.Currently, and according to article 1 of Government Regulation on Changes of Stamp Duty Tariff .....
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DGIP databases
The Directorate General of Intellectual Property is currently supporting multiple database systems.These include:IPAS (Industrial Property Automation System), a WIPO-supported system; LADI (Layanan Data dan Informasi Hak Kekayaan Intelektual), which replaces the .....
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Indonesia’s Courts
Indonesia’s Courts are divided up into four systems, namely:the General Courts (Peradilan Umum);the Religious Courts (Peradilan Agama);the Administrative Courts (Peradilan Tata Usaha Negara); andthe Military Courts (Peradilan Militer).The General Courts .....
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Indonesia ratifies ASEAN Customs Agreement
Indonesia recently ratified the ASEAN Customs Agreement through Presidential Regulation No. 137 of 2014.  A copy of the regulation is available here.The agreement is intended to simplify and harmonize the .....
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Requests for abeyance
Following a change in practice at the Trademark Office, appears likely that requests to keep an applied trademark in abeyance will no longer be granted.For years now, where the Trademark .....
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Myth buster - the Selfie Stick
Although the selfie stick - a very popular gadget accessory - is rumoured to have been invented in Indonesia, this appears to be untrue.The selfie stick is popularly referred to .....
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Ramadan - fasting month
Thursday 18 June 2015 will mark the start of Ramadan this year.Ramadan is an important holiday on the Muslim calendar.  Fasting commences tomorrow, and will conclude with the celebration of .....
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Online access to companies information
The Ministry of Law´s Directorate-General of General Legal administration has revamped its website, and included some useful search tools.Notably, it is now possible to access some companies information using the .....
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2015 USTR 301 Report
The USTR has released its 2015 301 Report, and Indonesia finds itself still on the ´priority watch list’.The report recognised efforts to advance IPR awareness in Indonesia, and the new .....
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Guide to patents practice in Indonesia
Lexology has published a guide to patents law and practice in Indonesia, which is available here.The guide was written by SKC Law’s Patents Team, and is intended to be a .....
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Commercial Court on the move
The Central Jakarta Commercial Court will be moving to new premises, sometime in the next two months.Preparations have commenced at the current site in anticipation of the imminent move.  Although .....
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Practice update - trademark certificates
The Trademark Office has implemented a change of practice concerning collection of trademark registration certificates.Previously, the Trademark Office printed Certificates of Registration before requiring payment of official fees.  The process .....
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PERADI litigation seminar
PERADI (the Indonesian Bar Association) held a two-day litigation seminar last week (15 & 16 April 2015), covering civil procedure and effective dispute strategies.One topic of discussion was the tendency .....
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