Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Madrid is coming to Indonesia

On October 2, 2017 Indonesia deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol at WIPO.   Indonesia becomes the 100th member of Madrid. The Protocol is due to come into force after 3 months on 2 January 2018. A Draft Government Regulation on the application of Madrid to Indonesia’s trademark system has been drafted and will be signed by the President.
The TMO has been working for some time to prepare itself for Madrid following the trademark law amendments in November 2016. However there is still a backlog of about 10,000+ applications that have not been examined. The TMO has recruited another 20 new examiners this year. An increasing volume of marks are being published, so the race is on to catch up by year end to be ready for Madrid in early 2018.  


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