Vital Changes to the Patent Law & Trademark Law of Indonesia

Indonesia has made changes to its Law No. 11 Year 2020 on Jobs Creations or known as Omnibus Law as the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo has officially signed the amendment in November 2020. This amendment that aimed to encourage job creation in Indonesia has also affected the Patent Law No. 13 of 2016 (“the Patent Law”) and Law No. 20 Year 2016 on Marks and Geographical Indications (“the Trademark Law”).

The main amendments to the Patent Law comprises of working requirements, compulsory licensing and simple patents that are discussed in depth in tables below.