General Information About Intellectual Property in Indonesia
Structure and Organization of Indonesian Patent Office
Department of Justice and Human Rights,
Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights
Web site addresses
Jln. Daan Mogot Km. 24
(62 21) 552 4992
(62 21) 552 5366
Director General of Intellectual Property Rights
Name of Director
Mr. A. Zen Umar Purba
Info last updated
The Indonesian patent office is organized under Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights.
Background of Patent Law in Indonesia
Indonesia became member of the PCT September 5, 1997. To align with GATT-TRIPS, the Indonesian Patent Office underwent significant changes in 1997. The patent term was changed to 20 years (as opposed to 14 years). Indonesia has a “simple patent” process for inventions that are new but not necessarily non-obvious. The term for “simple patents” increased from 5 years to 10 years from the grant date in 1997. In addition, in 1997, specific prohibitions on the patentability of plant and animal varieties were repealed.
Flow chart of Indonesian patent system:
*Diagram from Access International Patent web site (http://www.access-ip.com/prosedur_paten.html)
Recent Changes in Indonesian Patent Law
On October 5, 2004, Indonesia issued a compulsory license for the antiretroviral drugs lamivudine and nevirapine. The license is for government use, and includes a royalty rate of 0.5% of the net selling value.
Availability of Patent Data and Patent Search Capability
Indonesia has added a patent search tool to its web site. To access the search interface, go to the main web page and click "paten" at the top of the left hand menu. This takes you to a search form for entering patent search terms.
Plant Breeders Rights
Indonesia enacted a Plant Variety Protection law in 2000, and has a sui generis system. Indonesia is not a member of the UPOV.