Online trade mark renewals will start in Indonesia

In its latest round of automation steps the Indonesian IPO announced that it would soon start online trademark renewals.

At present all documents must be physically filed which is time consuming and expensive. The IPO will set up a process to allow agents to register and use a new online renewals system. First agents must register, set up an online payment system via local banks, then make online payments and apply for trade mark renewals. One of the reasons stated is to reduce physical encounters with government employees to minimise fraud/corruption.