Dear friends and colleagues,
The Indonesian Patent Office has announced another extension to settle the outstanding patent annuity to July 31, 2020. However, the extension is only valid for those who have previously provided an undertaking which states the commitment to pay the unpaid annuity fee. The deadline to submit the undertaking is January 31, 2020.
This is not the first time the Indonesian Patent Office provided an extension of time to settle the unpaid patent annuity. Nevertheless, we strongly advise our clients to immediately settle the unpaid annuity in order to maintain or continue the prosecution of the pending patent applications in Indonesia. Failure to do so will also affect the eligibility of the applicants to file patents in Indonesia in the future.
Emirsyah Dinar/Achmad Fatchy