Indonesia is still going through the process of amending its trademark law. It has been a long time in the works, with several rounds of amendments. It is presently held up by the elections, taking place in 2014. Key changes are:
- Allowing non traditional trademarks
- Late renewals will be possible with an additional fee. Renewals may be refused if the mark is not in use, or conflicts with a famous mark.
- Quicker examination of marks, by combining opposition with examination
- International registrations under the Madrid system to cover Indonesia will be possible.
- Electronic systems are to be introduced for filing and searching
- More detailed provisions on temporary injunctions are specified
- Increased criminal penalties, with additional penalties for health/safety related infringements
Parliament will hold public hearings on the draft, when it is tabled probably in early 2015, along with accession to the Madrid Protocol.