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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), while senior partner Walter Simandjuntak was once again named one of the leading patent practitioners in Indonesia. A leading IP boutique with more than 30 years experience, Januar Jahja & Partners (JJP) was lauded for […]
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, four 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 […]
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 […]
Januar Jahja & Partners (JJP) has been recognized for its intellectual property and dispute resolution practices by Asialaw Profiles (2016). The guide also ranked JJP partners Januar Jahja and Walter Simandjuntak as “Leading Lawyers” for intellectual property law in Indonesia. The Asialaw Profiles (2016), which listed the firm as “Highly Recommended” for its IP practice, […]
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 (JJP) has been listed as a “recommended firm” for Indonesia and “highly recommended” for its intellectual property practice, according the recently released 2014 edition of the Asialaw Profiles. Partners Januar Jahja and Walter Simandjuntak were also specifically mentioned by name, with the guide describing Mr. Jahja as “highly praised for his […]
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.
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 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
Januar Jahja & Partners (JJP) has been ranked by Asia IP Magazine for its intellectual property work in a new Special Report focusing on Indonesia’s developing intellectual property system. The Report, entitled “Indonesia’s Improving IP Regime,” appeared in the June/July issue of Asia IP and prominently quoted numerous lawyers at JJP on a wide array of IP-related issues.