Jun 16, 2015

Issues Related to Competition Laws

In addition to the Law No. 5/1999 on the Prohibition of Monopolistic Practices and Unfair Business Competition, there are legal provisions in a score of laws, which are relevant to the
promotion of fair competition.
1. Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs), including Trade in Counterfeit Goods
On 7 May 1997 Indonesia promulgated Presidential Decrees ratifying three WIPO treaties. They are:
a. Presidential Decree No. 16/1997 regarding the Ratification of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and Regulations under the PCT
b. Presidential Decree No. 17/1997 regarding the Ratification of the WIPO Trademark Law Treaty of October 28, 1995;
c. Presidential Decree No. 19/1997 regarding the Ratification of the WIPO Copyrights Treaty of December 20, 1996
On the same date, the Government of Indonesia also amended the Presidential Decree No. 24/1979 regarding the ratification of Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property and the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization. Based on the new decree-the Presidential Decree No. 15/1997-Indonesia withdrew its reservation previously applied to Article 1 through Article 12 of the Paris Convention.