On October 2, Indonesia became the 100th member of the Madrid Union. The Madrid Protocol, the document granting access to the Union, will go into force in Indonesia on January 2, 2018. Joining the Union allows trademark owners in Indonesia to file a single trademark application and pay one set of fees to apply to protect their mark in other Contracting Parties of the Union. Similarly, foreign trademark owners will be able to use the Protocol to apply to protect their marks in Indonesia, beginning in January of next year.
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