Indonesia is a huge market with great opportunity. Contrary to popular belief, it has a sound IP legal framework, but careful planning and management is essential to ensure success. Rouse is regularly recognised as an IP leader in Indonesia.
- Rouse has been in Indonesia since 1997, and has developed deep expertise of the intellectual property environment. Rouse operates in close collaboration on the ground with its Network Firm, Suryomurcito & Co., which handles all activities reserved to Indonesian lawyers. Together we provide a full range of IP services to clients.
Because trade mark piracy, i.e. the third party registration of foreign trade marks, is a serious problem in Indonesia, it is particularly important to register your trade marks here at the earliest opportunity. Trade mark piracy is particularly common in the case of well-known marks.
Our team in Indonesia provides the full range of trade mark services, as well as trade mark re-registration services in Timor-Leste.
Patents in Indonesia can be standard – for products and processes – or simple – for products only. Certain types of subject matter will not be eligible for either.
Our team in Indonesia provides the full range of patent services and can advise you on the patentability of your invention and on the type of patent that is appropriate. Our patent attorneys are involved in drafting, international prosecution, Indonesian prosecution, local and global patent strategy advice and freedom to operate and clearance work. The patent lawyers within our Network Firm, Suryomurcito & Co, are also experienced in both commercialisation and enforcement.
Designs are registered with the Industrial Designs Office and in relation to particular goods, following the Locarno Classification. A design is protected in Indonesia for 10 years from the date of filing the application. It cannot be renewed.
Our team handles design filing and prosecution matters in Indonesia and Timor Leste. It works closely with our trade marks and patents teams where necessary to provide comprehensive design strategy advice.
Indonesia is a party to the Berne Convention on the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, so works of the nationals of member states, or works first published in a Berne Union country, will be automatically protected in Indonesia.
It is, therefore, not necessary to register your copyright at the Indonesian Copyright Office. Many people, however, choose to do so, or leave dated samples of the copyright work with a third party, as a first step to proving ownership.