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Intellectual Property Protection in East Timor
Intellectual Property protection in a country with no prevailing Intellectual Property law can be confusing. With the rising importance of East Timor in South East Asia, we hereby summarize the information you need to know before claiming an Intellectual Property protection in East Timor.
The House of Representatives Passed the New Patent Law; Local Inventors to Receive Royalties and Subsidized Annuity Fees
The House of Representatives passed the new Patent Law during the general assembly at the House of Representatives in Jakarta on July 28, 2016. The new Patent Law is hoped to ensure the national technology development as well as providing both local and international inventors with more certainty of law. The new Patent Law is consistent with the Government’s goal to increase output based research in encouraging inventors and researches to obtain Patent protections for their inventions.
Amendments to the Indonesian Patent Law: Outsourced Substantive Examination, Restoring Lapsed Patent Registrations, Genetic Resources, and many more.
The Directorate General of Intellectual Property of Indonesia proposed several amendments to the current Patent Law No. 14 2001 as it may no longer be relevant to the ever changing technology and rapid growth of innovation both in Indonesia and overseas. The amendment also aims to increase the number or patent applications from Indonesia through incentives, e-filing system and easier annuity payment method.
AFFA Intellectual Property’s Guide to Filing a Patent Application in Indonesia
The Republic of Indonesia is home for 250 million citizens and is the largest economy in South East Asia. A country with diverse archipelago has charted impressive economic growth since overcoming the Asian financial crisis in the 1990s. With a huge number of population, Indonesia is a major market for many corporations in the field of science and technology.
AFFA Intellectual Property to Attend INTA 2016 in Orlando!
It is our pleasure to announce that AFFA Intellectual Property will attend the upcoming INTA 2016
Famous Trade Marks are No Longer Immune: Lessons from IKEA Trademark Dispute in Indonesia
The Supreme Court rejected the appeal of INTER IKEA SYSTEM B.V. over PT. RATANIA KHATULISTIWA, a company based in Surabaya. In the ruling numbered 264 K/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2015 the Supreme Court stipulated that the application of law by Judex Facti was correct and strengthened the earlier decision to cancel the trademark registrations of IKEA in Class 20 and 21.
Ministry of Law and Human Rights Released Further Regulations on License Agreement Recordal
It is mandatory for the IP right holders to record their IP License Agreement to Directorate General of Intellectual Property of Indonesia. However, since the enactment of the current IP laws in Indonesia, there were no detailed regulations regarding the requirements and steps needed to file the IP License Agreement until February 24, 2016. Our team has summarized the key points from the Ministry of Law and Human Rights Regulation No. 8 of 2016 for your perusal:
The Proposed Changes to the Trade Mark Bill in Indonesia
The Trade Mark Bill is currently being discussed at the House of Representatives of Indonesia. The Bill has been prioritised by the Government so that it could come to force by early 2016. It introduces several amendments, but most notably the addition of Non-Traditional Marks – such as sound, 3D marks, and holograms.
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