Patents: Indonesia

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention and PCT.

Patent Types : Normal patent & PCT National Phase

Novelty Requirements : Yes

Claiming priority : Yes - Priority document should be submitted not later than 3 months after the end of the priority date.

Examination :

  • Conducted only upon the applicant’s request. 
  • Should be filed not later than 3 years after the international priority date or 3 years after the filing date.

Protection Period : 20 years from filing date and not extendable.

Publication : Yes - 18 months after the priority date or 18 months after the filing date.

Annuities : Annually

Grace period for payments : None

Compulsory Licensing : Yes - if the patent is not used within 3 years after the patent was granted.

Notes :

  • Power of Attorney and Deed of Assignment need neither notarization nor legalization. 
  • Power of Attorney should obligatorily be submitted on the filing date. 
  • Deed of Assignment could be submitted within 4 weeks after the filing date. 
  • The Patent Office would notify the attorney if the application lacks some particulars.


Filing Requirements

Patent Filing Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney signed by the applicant.
  2. Deed of Assignment if the inventor and applicant are different.
  3. Description in English.


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