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Januar Jahja and Partners (JJP) has once again been recognized for its outstanding trademark work by World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000. In the recently released 2023 edition, the firm received the highest possible ranking of “Gold” for both “Enforcement and Litigation”, as well as “Prosecution and Strategy”. This is not the first time JJP has been so […]
Januar Jahja and Partners (JJP) has once again been recognized as a Top Tier Indonesian IP firm by Legal 500 (Asia Pacific). The 2023 edition marks the seventh consecutive year that JJP has been included in the highest category of Indonesian IP firms by Legal 500. Three JJP attorneys were “Recommended”. According to the firm […]
Januar Jahja and Partners (JJP) is pleased to announce that we have been named the 2022 Firm of the Year in Indonesia by Managing IP. This is the second consecutive year that JJP has won this prestigious award, the only one for the Indonesian jurisdiction. Congratulations as well to our Managing Partner, Prudence Jahja, who […]
Januar Jahja and Partners (JJP) has been recognized once again as one of the top patent firms in Indonesia by the 2022 edition of the IAM Patent 1000. It is the seventh consecutive year the firm has been included in the annual IAM rankings. Additionally, for the first time ever, three JJP attorneys have been […]
Fabiola Rossy and Andrew Diamond, Januar Jahja and Partners *This article first appeared in Managing IP (February 2021), https://www.managingip.com/article/b1qmdxk7yhrg1n/indonesia-toothpaste-case-reveals-the-perils-of-trademark-use-before-registration An Indonesian court recently awarded approximately $2.14 million in damages to a Singaporean company that sued Unilever’s Indonesian entity for trademark infringement. Such a high damages award is uncommon in IP infringement cases in Indonesia. The […]
Mitha Fuji Adiati and Iis Riskaningsih, Januar Jahja and Partners *This article originally appeared in Managing IP (April 2021), https://www.managingip.com/article/b1rfk8ld0m5cpn/changes-for-patent-applications-simple-patents-and-excess-fees-in-indonesia Since the start of 2021, the Indonesian IP Office has issued two new regulations and one official announcement that affect both rights-holders and day-to-day practice in Southeast Asia’s most populous country and largest economy. While […]
Fabiola Rossy and Andrew Diamond, Januar Jahja and Partners *This article originally appeared in Managing IP (May 2021), https://www.managingip.com/article/b1s0mdrrzhdxyv/indonesia-new-copyright-decision-gives-hope-to-artists In a country where copyright enforcement has been historically difficult, a recent Indonesian court decision is making headlines for all the right reasons. In April 2021, the Central Jakarta Commercial Court announced its decision in the […]
Prudence Jahja and Andrew Diamond, Januar Jahja and Partners *This article originally appeared in Managing IP (Dec. 2020), https://www.managingip.com/article/b1plvmz4t3b5b8/controversial-omnibus-law-introduces-new-rules-on-patents-and-trademarks In the midst of a pandemic that has disrupted economic activity so much so that Indonesia recently entered its first recession in over two decades, a proposed law on job creation brought thousands of protesters out […]
Andrew Diamond and Fabiola Rossy, Januar Jahja and Partners *This article originally appeared in Managing IP (Oct. 2020), https://www.managingip.com/article/b1nxn4xfbv2psc/supreme-court-limits-first-to-file-principle-by-cancelling-celebritys-trademarks In a decision published on June 26 2020, the Indonesian Supreme Court affirmed a lower court’s ruling against a celebrity who sought to acquire prior rights to a disputed mark and then cancel a competitor’s trademark. […]
Mitha Fuji Adiati + Wulan Mogesmiranti, Januar Jahja and Partners *This article originally appeared in Managing IP (Sept. 2020), https://www.managingip.com/article/b1n8qnbc1zqnh0/government-introduces-regulation-dealing-with-compulsory-licences The Indonesian government has established a compulsory licence framework in anticipation of a COVID-19 vaccine. The framework also applies to national defence and security patents. On July 7 2020, Indonesian President Mr. Joko Widodo issued […]
Andrew Diamond & Gabriella Velevska, Januar Jahja and Partners, *This article originally appeared in World Trademark Review (16 Sept. 2020), https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/index.php/ip-offices/new-data-the-madrid-protocol-in-indonesia Indonesia formally became the 100th country to accede to the Madrid Protocol on 2 October 2017 and started accepting international registration designations three months later on 2 January 2018. Two-and-a-half years on, enough time […]
By: Fabiola Rossy & Andrew Diamond, Januar Jahja and Partners Indonesia has become the latest country to impose a tax on intangible digital goods and services from overseas providers following the lead of France, Singapore, and Malaysia, among others. The newly imposed value-added tax (VAT), which took effect on 1 July 2020 and targets overseas […]
Andrew Diamond, Januar Jahja and Partners *This article originally appeared in Managing IP (July 2020). Despite the widespread social, health, and economic devastation caused by COVID-19, it has largely been business as usual at the Indonesian IP Office (DGIP) since the start of the pandemic. While there certainly have been some minor disruptions and corresponding […]
By: Fabiola Rossy & Andrew F. Diamond, Januar Jahja and Partners The Indonesian Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DGIP) has recently announced changes in personnel for two key director-level positions. In May 2020, Mr. Nofli was named Director of Trademarks and Geographical Indications, and Brigadier General Edison Sitorus was appointed as the Director of Investigation […]
By: Prudence Jahja and Andrew F. Diamond, Januar Jahja and Partners *This article was originally published in The IPKat (http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-indonesian-ikea-case-what-happened.html) and has been lightly updated to reflect subsequent events. Much like Mark Twain, reports of IKEA’s death in Indonesia were greatly exaggerated. Starting in February 2016, it was widely reported that due to a recent […]
By: Wulan Mogesmiranti, Patent Attorney, and Andrew F. Diamond, Foreign IP Consultant, Januar Jahja and Partners For applicants looking to expedite their patent applications in Indonesia who have a corresponding application in another Southeast Asian country, the ASEAN Patent Examination Cooperation (ASPEC) Program may be a viable alternative to consider. This is particularly so if […]
By: Prudence Jahja, Managing Partner, and Andrew F. Diamond, Foreign IP Consultant, at Januar Jahja and Partners On 17 August 2019, the Indonesian Trademark Office (DGIP) launched a new online filing system that limits applicants to selecting only certain pre-approved goods and/or services that are already found in the system. This has created an extra […]
By: Andrew F. Diamond, Foreign IP Consultant, Januar Jahja and Partners Indonesia joined the Madrid System for registration of trademarks and it has been possible to designate the country since 2 January 2018. Since that date, there have been around 20,000 such designations, indicating strong ongoing interest in Indonesia, as it is Southeast Asia’s largest […]
By: Wulan Mogesmiranti, Patent Attorney, and Andrew F. Diamond, Foreign IP Consultant, Januar Jahja and Partners The Indonesian IP Office (DGIP) recently announced that a patent assignment recordal can only be processed after the patent at issue has been granted, thereby effectively prohibiting recordals of assignment for pending patent applications. This new policy was both […]
By: Wulan Mogesmiranti, Patent Attorney, and Andrew F. Diamond, Foreign IP Consultant, Januar Jahja and Partners On 8 June 2020, the Indonesian Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DGIP) announced that it had formally renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Japan Patent Office (JPO). Issued as part of a Joint Statement of Intent with […]
Januar Jahja and Partners (JJP), a leading Indonesian intellectual property (IP) boutique, is pleased to formally announce the hiring of three new IP professionals who will surely play key roles in the firm’s continued growth and development. The hires focus on the firms’ Patents/Designs and Litigation Departments, enhancing the firm’s expertise in these two critical […]
Mrs. Prudence Jahja, managing partner of Januar Jahja and Partners (JJP), has been named one of the Top 250 Women in IP for 2020 by Managing IP, as well as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Indonesia by Asia Business Law Journal, together serving as only the latest recognition that she is one of […]
Januar Jahja and Partners (JJP) has been recognized by Managing IP as the “Prosecution Firm of the Year” for Indonesia in 2020. Announced as part of the Managing IP Asia Awards 2020, the awards seek to recognize “remarkable achievements and developments in the past year.” Historically known as an IP litigation shop, Januar Jahja and […]
Januar Jahja and Partners (JJP) has once again been named by the IAM Patent 1000 as one of the leading patent firms in Indonesia. The 2020 edition marks the fifth consecutive year that JJP has been recognized as having one of the top patent practices in the country, while it is the first time that […]
Januar Jahja and Partners, a leading intellectual property law firm based in Jakarta, Indonesia is currently seeking candidates to join its growing patent department. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: At least 2 (two) years experience handling patent matters in Indonesia, including but not limited to: preparing and filing new patent applications, completing […]
Januar Jahja & Partners, a leading intellectual property law firm based in Jakarta, Indonesia is currently seeking candidates to join its growing litigation department. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: Valid PERADI license; At least 4 (four) years experience with civil litigation matters in Indonesia; Experience with intellectual property matters (preferred, not required); […]
Further to our previous Client Alerts, Patent Owners are reminded that beginning on 17 August 2019, the Indonesian Intellectual Property Office (DGIP) will start rejecting new patent applications filed by applicants who have ‘outstanding annuities’ due to the Indonesian government. Such ‘outstanding annuities’ are those that arose under the previous Indonesian Patent Law of 2001, […]
Januar Jahja and Partners’ Foreign IP Consultant Andrew Diamond spoke on a panel at the 2019 INTA Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts to provide an update on the latest trademark developments in Indonesia. Speaking as part of a panel entitled “Regional Update: Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand” that took place in the Boston Convention Center […]
Updating our previous Client Alert, the Indonesian Intellectual Property Office (DGIP) has announced a 6-month extension of the deadline to pay outstanding annuities for previously abandoned patents. The new deadline is now 17 August 2019. Under a plan first announced in August 2018, the DGIP will begin rejecting patent applications by applicants who have ‘outstanding […]
For the first time, the Indonesian Intellectual Property Office (DGIP) has publicly detailed a plan to reject patent applications by applicants who have ‘outstanding annuities’ due to the Indonesian government. As detailed below, this represents a marked escalation of tactics by the Indonesian government to try to collect these annuity payments and poses serious questions […]
Januar Jahja & Partners is pleased to be among the leading Indonesian patent firms recognized by IAM Patent 1000 (2019). A leading IP boutique with more than 30 years experience, Januar Jahja & Partners (JJP) was lauded for “[t]hinking about clients’ long-term business health at all times, [and] sew[ing] up watertight protection for innovations in a […]
Indonesia began formally accepting Madrid applications and designations on 2 January 2018. As a result, non-Indonesian applicants can for the first time file their trademark applications directly with the Indonesian Trademark Office through the Madrid System. Januar Jahja & Partners’ Foreign IP Consultant Andrew Diamond recently wrote a guest blog post about the progress so […]
Januar Jahja & Partners is very pleased to announce the hiring of Ms. Irenne Amelia Anwar. Ms. Anwar is a registered IP Consultant specializing in patent and industrial design prosecution. Prior to joining JJP, Ms. Anwar worked for more than seven years in the Jakarta office of a leading Southeast Asian IP firm. She holds […]
Indonesia has now officially deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol and local brand owners can begin filing international applications under the Madrid system starting on 2 January 2018. It is expected that at some point shortly thereafter, foreign brand owners will be able to use the Madrid system to file for trademark […]
Januar Jahja Foreign IP Consultant Andrew Diamond authored an article in the May 2017 issue of Managing IP focusing on the first six months under Indonesia’s new Trademark Law. The first revision in 15 years to Indonesia’s trademark laws, Law No. 20 of 2016 on Trademarks and Geographical Indications brought many changes to the way […]
Januar Jahja & Partners’ Mrs. Prudence Jahja was recently interviewed by Managing IP magazine as part of their ongoing feature on Women in IP. Her interview with Alice O’Donkor of Managing IP touched on a wide range of issues, from how she first started in the field of IP to her assessment of the new […]
Januar Jahja & Partners, a leading intellectual property law firm based in Jakarta, Indonesia is currently seeking candidates to join its growing litigation department. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: Valid PERADI license; At least two years experience with civil litigation matters in Indonesia; Strong legal writing abilities; Good communication skills; Ability to […]
On 27 October 2016, Indonesia’s House of Representatives passed a new Trademark & Geographical Indications Law. It is expected to become effective within 30 days, thereby replacing the previous Trademark Law (No. 15/2001). The new Law contains a number of changes to the registration, protection and enforcement of trademarks and geographical indications (GIs) in Indonesia. […]
Januar Jahja & Partners (JJP) is pleased to announce that it has been named a ‘Top Tier’ Intellectual Property firm in Indonesia by the 2017 edition of Legal 500. Additionally, three JJP attorneys were listed as ‘Recommended’ as well. Stating that “[JJP’s] ‘excellent service’ has won the firm several new high-profile, international clients,” the Legal 500 Asia […]
On 10 November 2016, the Indonesian IP Office announced an increase in various official fees to take effect the following day, 11 November 2016. There was no prior notice given of this increase. The fee increases are based on Government Regulation No. 45/2016 Regarding Non-Taxable State Revenue, which was signed by Indonesian President Joko Widodo […]
On July 28, 2016, Indonesia’s House of Representatives passed a new Patent Law (No. 13/2016), which formally entered into law 30 days later on August 28, 2016. The new Patent Law contains many changes as to how inventions will be examined, enforced, and otherwise protected in Indonesia. JJP foreign IP consultant Andrew Diamond wrote an […]
The Legal 500 has once again ranked Januar Jahja & Partners (JJP) as one of the leading intellectual property firms in Indonesia. Moreover, three JJP attorneys were “Recommended” by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 guide, which is regarded as the largest legal referral guide in the world. Stating that JJP is “particularly noted for […]
Januar Jahja & Partners (JJP) is pleased to announce the hiring of Ms. Rianti Namora as an Associate in the firm’s Jakarta office effective immediately. Most recently, Ms. Namora was listed as a “Recommended” attorney for Intellectual Property in Indonesia in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 guide, which described her as a “trade mark […]
Recently, the Indonesian Patent Office has begun enforcing a little-known provision governing the non-payment of patent annuities. This provision concerns the so-called ‘passive abandonment’ of patents and has resulted in much confusion among patent holders and practitioners alike. Enacted in August 2001, the Indonesian Patent Law has served as the operative document governing the payment […]
Chambers Asia-Pacific has once again ranked Januar Jahja & Partners as one of the top Intellectual Property law firms in Indonesia in its 2015 guide. Additionally, JJP attorney Prudence Jahja and consultant Andrew Diamond were both listed as “Ranked Lawyers”. Receiving a “Band 2” ranking, JJP was described as a “boutique firm which fields highly experienced […]
Januar Jahja & Partner’s Foreign IP Consultant, Mr. Andrew Diamond, presented at the 90th conference of the Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG) in Venice, Italy on 23-24 March 2015. Entitled “Paddling Through the Pressures on Pharmaceutical Trade Marks,” the conference included a panel discussion on the up-and-coming jurisdictions of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Turkey, which […]
Januar Jahja & Partners has been named one of the top trademark firms in Indonesia by the 2015 edition of WTR 1000 published by World Trademark Review. For the first time, WTR 1000 divided its rankings for Indonesia into two categories—Enforcement and Litigation, and Prosecution and Strategy—and JJP was one of only a handful of […]
Januar Jahja & Partners is delighted to announce that Ms. Juanitasari Winaga has joined the firm as an IP Consultant. Ms. Winaga comes to JJP with extensive private sector experience, particularly in the food and beverage (F&B) industries. A cum laude graduate of Atma Jaya University in Jakarta with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration […]
Boutique Indonesian IP firm Januar Jahja & Partners (JJP) has been selected as a finalist for “Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year” by Asian Legal Business’ Indonesia Law Awards 2014. In its inaugural year, the Indonesia Law Awards 2014 aim to “recognize the excellence and outstanding achievements of Indonesia’s leading law firms, in-house legal […]
Effective July 3, 2014, the Indonesian IP Office (DGIP) has implemented a new price structure that increases the official fees charged for a wide variety of matters. Included in the “Rates and Tariffs for Non-Tax Revenue” (No. 45/2014) issued by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights are new official fees for patents, trademarks, industrial […]
The introduction of a new top-level domain (TLD) for Indonesia constitutes “a major change to Indonesia’s website and domain listings,” according to a joint press release issued by Edelman Indonesia, the largest public relations firm in Indonesia, and Januar Jahja & Partners (JJP), a leading Indonesian boutique intellectual property law firm. The shorter .id domain […]
Attempting to successfully register a trademark in Indonesia can be a tortuous road to travel, especially for non-Indonesian filers. As such, there are a number of best practices to keep in mind that can not only save applicants time and money, but can also ensure that, once registered, marks are enforceable as close as possible to the extent originally envisioned.
For Immediate Release January 28, 2014 Jakarta, Indonesia—Truper S.A. de C.V., one of the world’s largest tool and hardware product manufacturers, has won a key cancellation action in Indonesia focused on its signature brand, TRUPER. Forced to file suit in the Jakarta Commercial Court to cancel a local trademark squatter’s prior registration of Truper’s namesake […]
A recent World Intellectual Property Review article on a controversial Supreme Court decision that went against luxury goods company Christian Dior extensively quoted Januar Jahja & Partners foreign legal consultant Andrew Diamond. The article focused on the Court’s decision to uphold the Jakarta Commercial Court’s earlier rejection of a trademark cancellation lawsuit brought by Christian […]
Januar Jahja & Partners (JJP) has been named a “Leading Firm” for its intellectual property practice by the recently released Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014, the world’s largest legal referral guide. The guide also named JJP lawyers Januar Jahja and Andrew Diamond as “recommended.” A boutique IP firm with over 25 years experience, JJP was […]
Januar Jahja & Partners will be attending the 62nd Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) meeting, with an eye towards solidifying ties with current clients and building new relationships with IP attorneys from around the world, particularly in Asia. A long-time member of APAA, Januar Jahja & Partners will be represented at this conference by associate […]
World Trademark Review, October/November 2013. PDF version here. By Andrew F. Diamond It is estimated that approximately 96% of Indonesians use social media, a rate higher than any other country in the world. As well as offering an important communication tool for brands, this necessitates a tailored social media plan to protecting a brand’s intellectual property, goodwill […]
Ms. Prudence Jahja, an associate at Januar Jahja & Partners (JJP), was quoted extensively in a recent magazine article focusing on franchising issues across Southeast Asia. Entitled “Franchising the Future,” the article appeared in the June/July 2013 edition of Asia IP and highlighted the growing popularity of the franchise model for conducting business in the […]
Januar Jahja & Partners has been named “IP Enforcement Law Firm of the Year in Indonesia” in the 2013 Legal Awards presented by Corporate INTL magazine. Now in their fifth year, the Legal Awards “mark excellence for the world’s leading advisers and financiers in an array of countries and continents globally.” The awards are based […]
Januar Jahja & Partners will be attending the 27th MARQUES Annual Conference to be held in Monte Carlo, Monaco, with an eye towards solidifying ties with current clients and building new relationships with trademark attorneys from around the world, particularly in Europe. A relatively new member of MARQUES, Januar Jahja & Partners (JJP) will be represented at this conference by […]
Prudence Jahja and Andrew Diamond explain the IP challenges facing Indonesia as it prepares to join the ASEAN Economic Community.
Januar Jahja & Partners will be attending the largest trademark conference of the year, with an eye towards solidifying ties with current clients and building new relationships with trademark attorneys from around the world.
Tencent Holdings Ltd., one of the largest Internet companies in the world, has won an important trademark cancellation victory in Indonesia in a decision recently announced by the Jakarta Commercial Court, securing the cancellation of conflicting trademarks that were filed in bad faith and would have caused confusion among Indonesian consumers.
Soon, a Singapore court will decide a lawsuit involving one of Indonesia’s most well known brands, with not only millions of dollars at stake but also ownership of the brand itself.
Januar Jahja & Partners (JJP) has been ranked as a leading trademark practitioner in Indonesia by the WTR 1000 2013 edition, “the definitive directory exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading trademark legal services providers.”
Several intellectual property (IP) attorneys at Januar Jahja & Partners (JJP) were quoted in the November 2012 issue of Asia IP magazine on the recent compulsory licenses issued by the Indonesian Government for a number of patented HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B drugs.
Januar Jahja & Partners, a leading boutique intellectual property law firm based in Jakarta, is seeking an associate to join its growing practice.
Januar Jahja & Partners will be attending two upcoming intellectual property (IP) conferences, with an eye towards solidifying ties with current clients and building new relationships with IP attorneys from around the world.
Original article link: Managing IP