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June 25, 2014

Client Alert: Increase in Official Fees for IP Registration in Indonesia

The Indonesian Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DGIP) recently announced the introduction of Regulation No. 45/2014 on Official Fees, which will be effective from July 3, 2014, onwards.

Under this new Regulation, the official fees for many actions relating to IP prosecution will be increased. We will provide you with comprehensive details on these changes in our upcoming August issue of Informed Counsel, Tilleke & Gibbins’ quarterly legal journal. In the meantime, please see below some significant changes being made to the official fees:

Type of Application Filing Current Official Fees New Official Fees after July 3, 2014 Increase (%)
Patent IDR 575,000 for up to 10 claims IDR 750,000 for up to 10 claims and up to 30 pages of specification 30%
Simple Patent IDR 125,000 for up to 10 claims IDR 500,000 for up to 10 claims and up to 30 pages of specification 300%
Trademark IDR 600,000 for up to 3 items of goods/services per class IDR 1,000,000 for up to 10 items of goods/services per class, with every subsequent 1-10 items of goods/services exceeding the first 10 items incurring an additional official fee of IDR 1,000,000 66%
Trademark Opposition IDR 500,000 IDR 1,000,000 100%

In view of the above, we recommend that you file any upcoming IP applications by July 2, 2014, to benefit from the current, lower level of fees.

For more information about these changes or about IP registration in Indonesia, please contact Somboon Earterasarun, Director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Jakarta office, at [email protected].