Increasing of Official Fees 2016 and Introducing Fees for Electronic On-Line Filings
The Government of Indonesia has amended on 31 October 2016 for the second time the Government Regulation number 45 of the year 2014 regarding Non-tax state income, the Government Regulation number 45 of the year 2016. It is a regulation relating to Official Fees for services of Intellectual Properties at the Indonesian Intellectual Property Office (DGIP). The new regulation is valid from 10 November 2016.
In the new regulation, the government introduce new Official Fees relating to online applications of Intellectual Properties while increasing Official Fees on Manual Filing.
For many stakeholders, it was a sudden increase. It was heard that the DGIP has just received the increase on 7 November 2016. This current change of IP fees was mostly to accommodate the micro, small and medium enterprises that, for example, do not need to pay patent annuity in the first five years anymore. In the next year further increase in areas other then filing of application is expected, said a high rank DGIP Officer.
The Official Fees for a manual filing for patent applications is 50% and for on-line filing is 25% more expensive than the previous fee while for request of a Substantive Examination and Patent Annuities remain the same.
The Official Fees for a manual filing for trademark applications is 100% and for on-line filing is 80% more expensive than the previous fee.
It is to be noted that many on-line filings (except for Copyrights) are still not in function.