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NEW FEES TAKE EFFECT : IP OFFICE RULING

Fee increases have never been popular and welcome. Despite negative reactions aired by the local practitioners, yet again the Directorate General of Intellectual Property (“Indonesian IP Office”) remained adamant to push ahead with its planned new fee structure as earlier reported, and had firmly resolved that for those seeking Patent and Trademark protection in the country as from June 3, 2009 there would be a rise in fees up to 400% to register a Trademark, and up to 233% for having an invention patented. The ruling was recently announced and stipulated under Government Regulation (GR) No. 38 of 2009.

For your easy reference, we are highlighting some of most significant details as provided in the following tables that would definitely affect the costs of lodging a Patent or a Trademark application under the new structure of GR No. 38 of 2009 compared to those under the old structure of GR No. 19 of 2007.

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