The Procedure of Trademark application in Indonesia based on Trademark Law No. 15 of 2001

  1. An application will enter into substantive examination within 30 (thirty) days of its filing date - at the latest.  This examination stage lasts for 9 (nine) months.
  2. An allowed application will be published in the Official Trademark Journal whereas a rejected one will be officially informed to the Applicant/its proxy.
  3. The owner of a rejected application (or its proxy) may file an Argument to contest the Trademark Office’s decision within 30 (thirty) days computed from the date of receipt of the Official Notice of Rejection.
  4. If accepted, the application will, then, be published in the Official Trademark Journal.  In case of rejection, the Trademark Office will notify the Applicant (or its proxy) in writing.
  5. The publication stage lasts for 3 (three) months.  During this stage, any parties may file an Opposition in writing to the Trademark Office and no time extension allowed.
  6. The Applicant or its proxy may file a Response (Counter Statement) against the Opposition within 2 (two) months computed from the date of receipt of the Notice of Opposition from the Trademark Office.
  7. In case of Response/Counter Statement, an application will, then, be re-examined.  This re-examination lasts for 2 (two) months at the latest.
  8. If no Objection filed, a mark will be registered within 30 (thirty) days after its publication stage is over.
  9. In case of the rejection of the argument, the applicant shall be given an opportunity to file an appeal with a Trademark Appeal Commission at the latest 3 (three) months computed from the date of the Official Notification of the Rejection.

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