As a brief background, under the old Indonesian patent law (i.e. before 26 August 2016), annuities could be paid up to three years from the due date. If annuities were not paid within three consecutive years, the patent would be deemed null and void but a patent owner is still obligated to pay the outstanding annuities accrued during the three year period in view that the patent owner had technically benefited from the patent protection accorded to the patent owner during this period (which is regarded as a “post-protection system”).
- Publication date
- 8 June 2021