Indonesia amends Trademarks law
In the last of the IP law amendments in this round, Indonesia has passed its new Trademarks Law this week. The Copyright Law was amended in September 2014 and Patents and Designs earlier in 2016.
The Trademarks law had many proposed amendments over the year causing a 6 month delay - for example after the June fake vaccines scare increased penalties for safety related product fakes. It is also intended to enable the Madrid system to be implemented (an ASEAN requirement). Geographic Indications are also included. A more detailed analysis of the changes will follow.