Local companies (PTs) which have their shares fully owned by Indonesian nationals or legal entities are legally obliged to give the company a name in Indonesian.

However, foreign companies (PMAs) which either have their shares fully owned by foreigners or jointly owned by foreigners and locals can be named in English or any other languages apart from Indonesian. For this reason, PMAs tend to have a greater diversity of names than do PTs; however, this of course does not mean that PTs are an unviable option for company establishment in Indonesia.