World intellectual Property Office (WIPO) Statistical Report on Trademark Registrations in Indonesia

In the fast-paced world of intellectual property, trademarks serve as crucial identifiers, distinguishing products, and services in the bustling marketplace. By exploring the statistical report on trademark registrations in Indonesia, released by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) as of December 2023, <>,  we gain valuable insights into the nation’s changing commercial landscape. WIPO has […]

Trademark Registration in Indonesia: Language Considerations and Translation Practices

With the growing market share, many foreign brands are interested in registering their trademarks in Indonesia. One type of trademark that can be registered is a word mark. A trademark can be registered as long as it is not descriptive (for example, ” kursi kualitas top diproduksi oleh….” in the trade of chairs (English translation: […]

Mickey Mouse Has Transitioned into the Public Domain as per Copyright Law

As of January 1, 2024, the iconic Disney character, beloved by generations worldwide, officially entered the public domain in accordance with US copyright law. Under this law, rights to characters expire 95 years after their publication (for works published or registered before 1978). This significant change signifies that the creation is no longer under intellectual […]

Recordation of Intellectual Property at the Directorate General of Customs and Excise: Registration Procedures and Legal Protection Explained


According to the Priority Watch List (PWL) issued by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in 2023, Indonesia remains on the list of countries assessed by the United States as having significant intellectual property (IP) violations1. The rapid expansion of free trade and the increasing number of trade agreements ratified by Indonesia have made the […]

YouTube Channels in the Framework of Trademark Legislation in Indonesia


Author: Fitri Astari Asril Introduction In the current era, the profound impact of YouTube and social media is undeniable. Notably, individuals who once held prominence in traditional media, such as actors and celebrities, have shifted their focus to YouTube. YouTube’s unique attributes, including its accessibility at any time and place and its wireless nature—distinguishing it […]


A. Introduction In a business activity, the most ideal market condition is a perfectly competitive market in which there are many sellers and buyers and prices for a particular product competing fairly which results in profits for consumers. However, in real life a perfectly competitive market is quite difficult to actualize, if we do not […]

OSS RBA: A New Electronically Integrated Business Licensing System in Indonesia

In August 2021, the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo launched an Online Single Submission – Risk Based Approach, known as “OSS RBA” as an implementation of Law Number 11 of 2020 on Job Creation, which was recently amended to Law Number 6 of 2023 on Job Creation (“Job Creation Law“), with the […]

Indonesian PDP Law and Software Protection: Legitimate Interest for Software Companies in Combating Software Counterfeiting

Current technological advancements have fostered a growing awareness of the significance of intellectual property rights. Nevertheless, not everyone fully comprehends such importance. Many people, while appreciating the creative works of others, often find the cost of acquiring legitimate intellectual property to be prohibitive. As a result, a substantial number resort to acquiring counterfeit versions of […]