Unpaid Patent Annuities – extension of time to 17 August 2019

Indonesia's DGIP had sent letters in mid-August 2018 to patent holder stating that if the outstanding annuities amounts were not paid within 6 months (i.e. by mid-February 2019), the Patent Office would not accept any new applications. See here for the background. 

The DGIP has just published a circular letter dated 17 February on their website. The DGIP has extended the period of time for a patent holder to settle any unpaid annuities  a further 6 months from the date of the circular i.e. by 17 August 2019. The reasons for this extension are that the August 2018 letter was not completely socialized and the procedures for the payment require more time and work to put in place.