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The protection of industrial design in Indonesia is regulated under the Law No. 31 Year 2000.

According to Article 1 of this Law, an Industrial Design is the creation of a shape, configuration, or the composition of lines or colors, or the combination thereof in a three or two dimensional form which gives aesthetic impression and can be realized in a three or two dimensional pattern and used to produce a product, goods or an industrial commodity and a handy craft.

Based on Article 12 Law No. 31 Year 2000 Indonesia adopts the first to file principle in relation to Industrial Design protection. Therefore, the party who first files an application shall be deemed as the Right Holder unless proven otherwise.

Industrial Design applications in Indonesia can be requested for:

1. One product
According to Article 13(a) Law No. 31 Year 2000, this kind of application is filed for the whole creation applied in a product as one Industrial Design or a unity of product and components of a product that create an Industrial Design. For example, an application that is filed for a cup seeks for Industrial Design protection for every component and creation of the said cup, e.g. the ornaments, the handle, shape of the cup, etc.

2. Partial Design
Based on Article 13(a) Law No. 13 Year 2000 in conjunction with Article 6(1)(g) Government Regulation on the Implementation of Law No. 31 Year 2000, this kind of application is filed to seek protection only for some parts of the creation applied in a product as one Industrial Design. For example, an application that is filed to seek protection only for certain parts of a cup, namely: design of the ornaments or the handle, etc.

3. Set of products
Based on Article 13(b) Law No. 13 Year 2000, an Industrial Design application can also be filed for several products/Industrial Designs that constitute a unity of an Industrial Design or that have the same class. For example, an Industrial Design application can be filed for a set of cup, saucer, and pitcher; or for pen and its cap, etc.

The right to Industrial Design is granted on the basis of application and shall be given for 10 years commencing from the Filing Date of Application, without any renewal.

Procedure of Registration

An industrial application should be filed in writing to the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights in the Republic of Indonesia. This application is subject to an administrative examination. Upon completion of such examination, the Directorate General shall subsequently publish the application for the period of 3 months. In the event that there is no objection being filed against the published application, the application would enter the substantive examination stage. The Examination is conducted thoroughly based on the following criteria:

a) whether the industrial design is novel having no prior disclosures worldwide, and
b) not contrary to prevailing regulations, public order, religion or morality.

The substantive examination will be completed within 9 months computed from the expiry of the publication period after which a decision will be issued.

The protection of the right to an industrial design shall be granted for 10 years computed from the filing date.

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