Since the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Indonesian Intellectual Property Office has taken appropriate measure to curb the spread of the virus by ceasing all face to face services since March 23, 2020 until May 13, 2020. However, there is a high likelihood that the face to face services will remain postponed after May 13, 2020 since there is little evidence which suggests that the spread of the virus has slowed down in Indonesia.
However, worry not – since 2017 most of the Intellectual Property related services (i.e. new filings, renewals, filing oppositions, responding to office actions, etc) can be filed online. The availability of the online services have, in a way, prepped us for the pandemic since there are only minor disruptions that we have experienced in the past 2 months (i.e. not being able to pay the patent annual maintenance fees is the only problem that we have for now). Therefore, it is business as usual!
Apart from the general prosecution, the Indonesian Intellectual Property Office has also made it possible for the right holders to report Intellectual Property related infringements online, which can be done at pengaduan.dgip.go.id. The right holders can also check the latest status of the actions that have been taken by the Indonesian Intellectual Property Office Once the complaint has been lodged.
Should you have any questions, please let us know at [email protected].