Dear friends and colleagues,

 

Since the enactment of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia Regulation No. 15 Year 2018 on the Postponement of Patent Implementation by the Patent Holder, we estimated that thousands of patent holders may have lodged in the requests to postpone the implementation of their patent registrations in Indonesia. This is seen as an important action given the limitation that exists in Article 20 of the Patent Law which states that a registered patent product/process has to be used/implemented in Indonesia.

The Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia Regulation No. 15 Year 2018 on the Postponement of Patent Implementation by the Patent Holder allows the postponement of 5 years from the registration date and it can be renewed for another 5 years as long as the patent holder provides strong reasons as to why another postponement is required.

Once the request to postpone the implementation has been granted by the Indonesian Patent Office, the Patent Office will issue a notification that states the deadline for the postponement.

Should you require any assistance with patent protection in Indonesia, please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]