Legal protection of trademark in Indonesia: A review on its current legislation development
Trademarks play an important role in the current international trade and market-oriented economies. Current trade and market system allows manufacturers to offer consumers a wide range of goods in the same category. For this reasons, the competing goods must be labeled with a trademark. Trademark counterfeiting has become a global phenomena, including in Indonesia. Towards this end, Indonesia is taking many strategic and practical steps to eradicate trademark counterfeiting including enacting Law No. 15 of 2001 on Marks. This paper examines the development of law concerning mark in Indonesia, including procedure of trademark registration and scope of trademark legal protection under current legislation adopted. The results would provide more understnading pertaining to trademark protection and the development of law concerning marks in Indonesia.