Indonesia’s long-deliberated Omnibus Law (Law No. 11 of 2020) was enacted on November 2, 2020, implementing a number of amendments to Indonesia’s intellectual property laws.
The Omnibus Law also makes a few amendments to the Trademark Law:
- The law’s list of marks that are not registrable now includes marks containing a functional form.
- To speed up the prosecution process, substantive examination will now be carried out as soon as the publication period ends, and will be completed within 30 days, if there is no opposition; or within 90 days if an opposition has been filed.
- The amended law no longer mentions collection of the certificate, since all certificates are issued as e-certificates.
From Tilleke & Gibbins