WELL KNOWN TRADEMARKS

In Indonesia, the term “trademark” is familiar to most of us. One simple meaning of trademark is a certain word(s) and/or logo that leads us to a particular brand. It is used to differentiate one brand from another.

PROVISIONAL ORDERS IN THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS REGIME

On 30 July 2012, the Supreme Court (Mahkamah Agung “MA”) promulgated a new Supreme Court Regulation, MA Regulation No. 5 of 2012 on Provisional Orders (“MA Regulation 5/2012”).

INDONESIA'S NEW FRANCHISE REGULATION

The recently issued Regulation of the Minister of Trade No. 53/M-DAG/PER/8/2012 regarding the Implementation of Franchising has made significant changes to Indonesia’s franchise regulatory regime.

INDONESIA'S NEW OUTSOURCING REQUIREMENTS

Outsourcing of both work and employees has become increasingly popular in recent years in Indonesia as businesses feel the effect of high severance and retirement payments and the potential problems and difficulties in employment termination.

BP MIGAS DECLARED UNCONSTITUTIONAL BY CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

The Constitutional Court (“MK”) has struck down several articles in the Oil and Gas Law related to BPMigas’ establishment and duties. The MK recommended in its judgment that BPMigas’ duties and functions be performed by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources while waiting for the promulgation of replacement laws and regulations.