Legal Updates for September 2018

Mandatory Recordation of Intellectual Property License Agreement

The Indonesian government has issued Government Regulation No. 36 of 2018 regarding the Recordation of Intellectual Property License Agreement ("GR No. 36/2018"). GR No. 36/2018 is the implementing regulation of Law No. 30 of 2000 regarding Trade Secrets, Law No. 31 of 2000 regarding Industrial Design, Law No. 32 of 2000 regarding Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Law No. 28 of 2014 regarding Copyright, Law No.13 of 2016 regarding Patent, and Law No. 20 of 2016 regarding Trademark and Geographical Indication. 

GR No. 36/2018, which came into effect on27 July 2018, contains provisions for the procedure of recordation of intellectual property ("IP") license agreement at the Directorate General of Intellectual Property ("DGIP"), including the documents that are required for the application for recordation. GR No. 36/2018 also contains provisions on the amendment and revocation of recordation of IP license agreement.