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Indonesia’s Law and Human Rights Ministry Aims To Streamline Procedures To Register Trademarks

The Indonesian Law and Human Rights Ministry is looking to streamline procedures when registering trademarks to cut the time needed for local and international businesses to gain official recognition of their brands.

“Such an improvement is part of the implementation of Law and Human Rights Ministry Regulation No. 67/2016 on Brand Registration,”  the ministry’s trademark and geographical indication director, Fathlurachman told the Jakarta Post last week

Current trademark registration procedures in Indonesia mean that applicants need to wait between 12 and 18 months to secure official recognition of their brands. The necessary procedures include document validation and a three-month time window during which the public is invited to challenge the originality of the brand being registered.

Source: Jakarta Post

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