Indonesia DGIP (Directorate General of Intellectual Property) Invites Exporters to Use Madrid System

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The Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DGIP) and the Ministry of Law and Human Rights (MLHR), in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO), organised a Roving Seminar on “Enhancing Understanding on the Madrid System Utilization for International Registration of Trademark”.

The event was attended by related institutions from the Regional Officers of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, the Office of Industry, and by entrepreneurs with registered trade marks and potentially exportable products and services.

The rapid development of industry and trade increased awareness amongst businesses on the importance of trade marks, and the potential for trade marks to contribute to revenue, as businesses realise that possessing trade mark rights provides future revenue.

The Madrid System offers trade mark owners the convenience of protecting their trade marks in multiple countries through one filing application, under one language. WIPO acts as the International Bureau in the process of filing from the country of origin to designated countries.

Below are the updated fees based on the Republic of Indonesia Government Regulation No. 28, 2019 concerning the types and fees of PNBP (non-tax state revenue) that apply to the Ministry of Law and Human Rights:

Types of PNBP (non-tax state revenue) Unit Fees
International Trademark Application based on Madrid Protocol
a. International Trademark Application Per Class CHF 144
b. International Trademark Renewal
6 months prior to or on the expiration of the Trademark protection Per Class CHF 180
6 months after the expiration of the Trademark protection Per Class CHF 360
c. Transformation from International Trademark to Local Trademark Per Class IDR 2.000.000,00
d. Replacement from Local Trademark to International Trademark Per Class IDR 1.000.000,00
e. Administration fee for International Trademark Application from Indonesia Per Application IDR    500.000,00

The Roving Seminar encouraged the use of the Madrid System as an economical and efficient means for Indonesians to protect their trade marks overseas and we expect to see a growth in the filing of International Registrations from Indonesia as a result.

This article was written by Diana Sofyan Balowo.

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