One of the major challenges is unrecorded assignments – the Indonesian TMO’s proprietor data needs to be updated faster. The result is the TMO does not always know who the correct proprietor of a blocking mark is. Another is when the specification is limited in Indonesia compared to other markets; this negates many conflicts; applicants need to ensure they know whether this has happened to avoid unnecessary conflicts.
Indonesians are also using Madrid. So far 28 local companies have filed 32 international applications.