Wondering about when to pay those critical patent renewal fees in Indonesia? Please read the following so you will not miss the important deadlines.
Timing is Everything: When Do Those Renewal Fees Kick In?
The way Indonesia calculates renewal due dates is actually pretty straightforward. We are not just talking about the inaugural renewal due date, but all the future ones as well.
Here’s the kicker: No annuities are due while your patent is still in the application process. Your first payment becomes due 6 months after the patent grant date (you can always refer to the Notice of Allowance issued by the Indonesian Patent Office). And that payment isn’t just a one-off; it covers all the annuities that would have been due while your application was still pending – it’s a back-payment of sorts.
For instance, if your patent and granted on February 1, 2023, you will need to settle the first annuity payment by August 1, 2023, right to the Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DGIP). Please note that if the payment deadline is missed, then the granted Patent will be deemed withdrawn/invalidated.
Yearly Renewals Explained
Once you have settled that first payment, you will need to keep the ball rolling. Each and every year, one month before the anniversary of your original filing date, another annuity will knock on your door.
To paint a clearer picture: if you initially filed your patent on November 9, then mark your calendar because all subsequent renewals will need to be settled by October 9 each year.
Should you have any questions about patent annuity payments in Indonesia, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].
- Law No. 13 of 2016 on Patents (Patent Law)