The Director General of Intellectual Property of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr. Freddy Harris, A.C.C.S., has announced the extension of time to fulfill the obligation for the unpaid patent annual fee for patent holders in Indonesia. Previously in August 2018, the Indonesian IP Office had announced that failure to pay up the ‘debt’ caused by the outstanding annuities will result in the refusal of new patent applications (please refer to http://affa.co.id/global/2018/10/02/settle-outstanding-annuities-no-new-patent-filings-will-allowed-dgips-latest-move-ensure-debts-settled/).

Given the very short notice and therefore the patent holders need more time to pay up the unpaid patent annuity fees, the Director of Intellectual Property of the Republic of Indonesia has extended the deadline to fulfill the obligation for the unpaid patent annual fee to 16 August 2019.

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