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Indonesia: Update on Trade Mark Prosecution Procedures

Letter of Consent may now be considered

One of the common reasons for rejection of a trademark application is similarity to a prior mark. In Indonesia, it used to be that even a letter of consent amongst related entities in the same group of companies was not accepted to overcome a citation. The Indonesian Trade Marks Office took the position that this strict approach was necessary to avoid confusion of having similar marks in the name of different entities crowding the register.

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