Unregistered industrial designs are afforded no protection in Indonesia. As such, registration is absolutely vital to safeguarding your creative innovations and original designs, which can ensure exclusivity and prevent unauthorized use by competitors. At the same time, we also understand that the application and registration processes can seem confusing because Indonesia has many unique industrial design procedures and regulations specific to this jurisdiction.
In Indonesia, industrial design protection is governed by the Industrial Design Law (No. 31 of 2000), which is in general alignment with international treaties and agreements, including the Hague Agreement. However, it has not yet been updated like the other IP statutes in Indonesia and some provisions remain vague or underdeveloped. These—and other—aspects of Indonesian design practice make the use of experienced professionals an absolute must. The Industrial Design Team at Januar Jahja and Partners (JJP) has extensive experience, among others, advising on registrability of designs and guiding design applications through the registration process to grant.
Industrial designs can be crucial for businesses as they enhance the aesthetic appeal and functionality of products, providing a competitive edge in the market. Protecting and/or enforcing industrial designs rights is essential to safeguarding a company's innovative creations from unauthorized use and imitation.
JJP’s blend of experienced IP Consultants and bar-certified attorneys uniquely places it to help clients achieve satisfactory resolution of their design disputes. Whether it is demand/cease & desist letters, online takedowns, or everything in between, the Team at Januar Jahja and Partners is ready to assist in protecting industrial design rights.