When lawyers get into legal disputes with each other, it tends to get messy. Indonesia has in the past struggled to maintain a single bar association for lawyers. In recent years, the Perkumpulan Advokat Indonesia / Indonesia Lawyers Association has been the only one.
However more recently the Persatuan Advokat Indonesia / Indonesia Lawyers Union appeared as an offshoot if the Association. They were both using the same logo along with a near identical name. The Association founded on 20 August 1964, filed trademarks for PERADIN under the name of Persatuan Advokat Indonesia in 2010 in classes 45, 41, 38 and 16. The Union was an offshoot following an internal dispute.
The Association sued the Union claiming infringement as the Union offered services as a professional organization and ran seminars. The Association also claimed that the Union used the PERADIN mark on signs, letterheads, as well as on public announcements. The Association sought IDR 5 billion as intangible damages and a public apology.