Intellectual Property Rights in Indonesia
In Indonesia, all business owners have distinct intellectual property rights. The Indonesian government has placed a greater emphasis on intellectual property protection in recent years. In addition, they are regularly amending legislation pertaining to intellectual property rights so that such rights in Indonesia are consistent with regional and international standards.
Business owners in Indonesia can protect their intellectual property rights through one of four techniques:
Companies utilise trademarks to differentiate their products from those of other businesses. The Industrial Design Law is a piece of legislation in Indonesia that governs all trademarks. After it is originally issued, a registered trademark is protected for ten years.
Each renewal of this registration adds ten years to the protection period; the number of renewals is infinite. In Indonesia, all trademarks must be registered with the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights (DGIPR).
Patents are rights awarded to business owners who have developed a new product and wish to utilise it commercially or exclusively. A business owner in Indonesia may be granted either simple or standard patents.
Simple patents processed in two to three years and have a ten-year validity duration. Patents take three to five years to process, have a 20-year validity span, and provide stronger levels of intellectual property protection.
Before they can acquire a patent, applicants must specify the scope of the protection they want as well as the technical description of the innovation. Patents must be registered with the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights in Indonesia.
3. Industrial designs
Industrial design rights are granted to business owners who want to restrict others from exploiting their business design for commercial purposes without their permission. The Indonesian Design Act is the legislation that governs and defines all industrial designs in the country. In Indonesia, the first person to file for the right to an industrial design is the only person who is authorised to hold it.
Industrial design rights must be registered with the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights; however, only fresh, and unpublished industrial designs will be approved, with multiple designs being refused. Acceptance of applications usually takes two to three years, and protections are usually given for ten years.
Copyrights are ownership rights that give their owners exclusive rights to publish or reproduce specific works. Books, computer programs, pamphlets, music, art, photography, cinematographic works, translations, interpretations, and databases, among other things, are all covered by copyrights in Indonesia. As a result, business owners who produce any of these works should seek copyrights to ensure that their intellectual property rights are properly safeguarded.