By Carola Monintja
The recent introduction of the Intellectual Property Right (IPR) Data and Information Service System or “Layanan Data dan Informasi Hak Kekayaan Intelektual (LADI HKI)” has taken Indonesia’s Director General of Intellectual Property (DGIP) one step forward in serving IPR owners and their agents alike.
It is basically a new online integrated information platform for retrieving data on patent, trademark, and industrial design applications in Indonesia, and through LADI HKI, the following information can be accessed:
- Trademark: Information can be filtered by category, i.e., all kinds of marks, trademarks, collective marks, service marks, and renewed marks; or based on the status of application, i.e., expired, pending, cancelled, registered, deleted, withdrawn, and rejected marks.
- Patent: Information can be filtered by category, i.e., all types of patents, patents and simple patent (utility model/innovation); or based on the status of application, i.e., rejected, granted, cancelled, pending and lapsed patents.
- Industrial Design: Information in this section is filtered based on the status of the application, i.e., registered, pending, expired, cancelled, withdrawn, and rejected.
The launch of LADI HKI, supported by WIPO, is indeed a positive effort made by DGIP. As with all newly minted platforms, there are bound to be teething problems and room for improvement. In this case, while the platform currently performs its tasks adequately, we note that certain recent applications – particularly for trademark – are not covered yet. Also, similar to its predecessor, the sole language used on the platform is Bahasa Indonesia. It is uncertain if an English option will be added in the future, but perhaps it can be considered to accommodate the foreign users of LADI HKI.
We trust that DGIP will spare no effort in improving LADI HKI, and look forward to free and easy access to the information for anyone, anywhere!
Visit LADI HKI at http://e-statushki.dgip.go.id/.