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Patent Filing in Indonesia

Indonesia is a member of the Patent Co-operation Treaty and Paris Convention. Patent applications can be filed in Indonesia through the PCT route or by filing directly as a conventional application.

Term of the Patent: 20 years from the filing date

Patent Office: Directorate General of Intellectual Property Ministry Justice and Human Rights


Paradigm to obtain a patent in Indonesia:-
  • Patent Filing
  • Preliminary Exam
  • Publication
  • Examination within 36 months from date of filing of PCT application
  • Compliance with the Office action either with written statement or hearing
  • Acceptance(notice of allowance) or rejection
Documents required for filing of Patent Application in Indonesia

1. PCT National phase application

  • WIPO Publication
  • b. International Search Report
  • International Preliminary Examination Report (optional)
  • Indonesian translation if application
  • Preliminary Examination report (Chapter II)
  • Assignment
  • Power of Attorney

2. Convention Application under Paris Convention

  • Complete specification
  • Drawings (if any)
  • Abstract
  • Certified copy of the priority document (s), to be represented within 2 months from date of filing
  • Indonesian translation of the application & priority documents
  • Assignment
  • Power of Attorney
  • Timeline for entry into National phase in Indonesia is 30 months
  • Timeline is 12 for filing a conventional application in Indonesia months