Trademark registration
in Indonesia.

Registering your trademark provides more legal protection to the brand or business and would give you exclusive rights to use the mark. Let us aid you in getting your trademark registered in Indonesia and avoid any clashes with other brands.

Company registration in Indonesia

Strengthen the commercial protection of your brand.

Whether different trademark laws protect your brand or not depends on where your business operates. Acclime has years of experience in international intellectual protection, and we will assist you through the steps needed to secure your brand in regions you already run or wish to expand in the future.

Let us help you in conducting a trademark search to ensure your registration is approved, and we will be there to guide and support you through the whole process.

What is a trademark?

A trademark is a type of intellectual property protection that identifies the products or services belonging to one company from other companies and is capable of being represented graphically.

There are two conditions for registering a trademark in Indonesia: first is that you are already using the mark, and second is that you plan to use it shortly. Your trademark must be active continuously for a minimum of three years to avoid the non-use cancellation action.

Benefits of registering a trademark.

Having your trademark registered gives you full ownership and enjoy exclusive rights over the use of the trademark in Indonesia and other jurisdiction areas. No one except the owner has the right to use the trademark; if someone else uses or infringes the trademark, the owner has legal rights to stop the person from using it.

What you can and cannot trademark.

Words, names, phrases, letters, designs, indications, numerals, colours, scent, sound, signs, shape of goods, aspect of packaging or any of these combined, are qualified for being trademarked.
Any work that is protected by copyright such as books, drawings, films, songs, theatrical performances or any form of creative work is not subjected to be trademarked. Additionally, business methods, inventions, mechanical devices and processes cannot be trademarked as utility patents protect them. Any intellectual property cannot protect ideas alone; they would need to be tangible to be eligible.
Required documents

What you will need to register a trademark.

To file a trademark application in Indonesia, you will need:

  • The Power of Attorney
  • The details of the owner of the trademark
  • A clear graphical representation of the trademark
  • A list of goods and/or services sought for registration, classified according to the international classification of goods and services
  • A declaration of use or intended use of the trademark
Trademark registration process

Simple steps
to register trademark.

1. Conducting a comprehensive study or trademark search

We will need to search the trademark register to ensure that no similar trademarks have previously been registered in Indonesia as well as ensure that the trademark complies with the Trademark Act. After conducting a trademark search, the statement will include an overview of the availability of the trademark you want to register.

2. Submitting the registration request

Next, we will prepare and submit your trademark application at the Directorate General of Intellectual Property. Once the application is filed, there will be a period where objections can be made against its registration by the Trademark Office. Acclime will assist in resolving any such objections that arise.

3. Obtaining the registration certificate

Once resolved, or if no objections are raised, the trademark will be registered. The trademark is then published, and objections by third parties can be made within 90 days of publication.

Common questions.

How much does it cost to register a trademark in Indonesia?

The fees and charges vary depending on the classes of goods or services that a company wants to obtain. Trademark registration will be charged at IDR. 1,800,000 per class. You can find the price details here.

How long does it take to register a trademark?
It would take about 14 to 24 months to process and approve the trademark application.
Can I register a trademark by myself?
If it is done by a PT PMA in Indonesia, the trademark registration application can be done online. However, foreign applicants require a local Intellectual Property Right Consultant with a signed Power of Attorney and Declaration of Entitlement in order to file for the processing of their trademark registration application.
What are the types of trademark?
There are some types of trademark; a word or a combination of words, letters, and numerals can perfectly constitute a trademark. But trademarks may also consist of drawings, symbols, three-dimensional features such as the shape and packaging of goods, non-visible signs such as sounds or fragrances, or colour shades used as distinguishing features.
Is a trademark valid worldwide?
At the worldwide level, you have two options: either you can file a trademark application with the trademark office of each country in which you are seeking protection, or you can use WIPO’s Madrid System. WIPO’s Madrid System can be used for registering and managing trademarks worldwide. By registering a single application, this can be applied for protection in up to 122 countries.
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