Indonesia Trademark Registration Guide



Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world. Its economy is the largest in South East Asia and is one of the emerging market economies of the world. It is heavily reliant on domestic consumption as the driver of economic growth.



Indonesia trademark regime follows the “First to File” system; the right to a trade mark is obtained through registration. The owner of the registered mark can claim protection through civil or criminal means.


Overview of our services in Indonesia:

Trademark Registration and Prosecution

Trademark Search and Watch

Opposition and cancellation actions

Trademark Renewal


IP Authority

Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights

Main Trade Mark Legislation

Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 15 Year 2001 Regarding Marks (Law on Marks)

Government Regulation No. 51 of 2007 regarding Geographical Indications. State Gazette of 2007 No. 115

Government Regulation No. 7 of 2005 regarding the Organizational Structure, Duties and Functions of Trademark Appeal Commission. State Gazette of 2005, No. 23



Paris Convention

TRIPS Agreement

Trademark Law Treaty


Multi-Class Application

Available. However, each multi-class application is limited to covering 3 classes of goods / services. Filing single class application is recommended as this may help avoid unnecessary delay in the processing of the registration if one of classes faces objection.


Series Mark Application

Not available.


Approx. Time Frame of a Straightforward Application

At least 24 months.


Opposition Period

3 months from the publication date.


Filing Requirements

Applicant’s name

Applicant’s address

Country of incorporation

Specimen of mark

Specification of goods / services

Power of Attorney


Registrable unconventional trademarks

Colour mark (subject to qualification)


Term of Registration

10 years from the date of registration.


Non-Use Period for Cancellation

3 years


Renewal Term

10 years from the renewal date of the registration.


Border Enforcement by Customs Official



All information provided by LJ Vernus in this document is provided as a source of general information. While efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this document, it should not be treated as the basis for formulating formal decisions without professional advice.