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Discussing Intellectual Property Action Plan, Indonesian Delegates Attended 60th AWGIPC Meeting

11 November 2019 Bahas Rencana Aksi Kekayaan Intelektual Delegasi Indonesia Hadiri Pertemuan AWGIPC ke 60

Phillipines– Director of Intellectual Propety (IP) Cooperation and Empowerment, Erni Widhyastari representing Director General of Intellectual Property Ministry of Law and Human Rights attended the 60th ASEAN Working Group on Intellectual Property Cooperation (AWGIPC) Meeting at Holiday Inn, Baguio City, Monday (11/11/2019). The meeting discussed priority agenda of Intellectual Property Rights Action Plan for ASEAN countries 2020. In this ASEAN IPR Action Plan, Indonesia is the frontier to initiate protection policy for Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expression (TKTCE), Copyright protection including provisions on Collective Management Organization, and the establishment of IP Academy, as well as support the development of Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). According to the Chairman of AWGIPC who is also the Deputy Director General of IP Viet Nam, Le Ngoc Nam, intellectual property is one of vital pillar in achieving ASEAN economy integration; thus, development of IP in ASEAN countries requires well functioning management system. Hence, on this occasion consultation with ASEAN Dialogue Counterpart was scheduled to take place to dicuss the implementation of IPR Action Plan such as the concultation with The ARISE Plus Intellectual Property Rights (ARISE+IPR) concerning progress of Annual Work Plan 2 (AWP2), and consultation with Japan Patent Office (JPO) related to ASEAN-Japan IPR Action Plan for 2020-2021. Further, consultation with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on Project of Patent Data Cleansing and launch of Mobile ASEAN Patentscope. Whereas, consultation with the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) disucces about the progress of Draft of IP Enforcement Manual in ASEAN. Finally, the last consultation is with ASEAN IP Association (AIPA) to discuss about the development of Pan-ASEAN Trademark Application System (PATMA). Nine ASEAN Countries participated in the meeting which was taken place on 11 to 15 November 2019 which are the Phillipines, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Laos Viet Nam, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, and ASEAN Secretariat.