SUMBAWA – Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DGIP) of Ministry of Law and Human Rights (MoLHR) signs a cooperation agreement with the University Technology of Sumbawa on the protection and utilization of intellectual property (IP).
The signing is carried out by Director General of Intellectual Property, Freddy Harris and President of the University of Technology Sumbawa, Chairul Hudaya at the Auditorium of Sumbawa Regent Office, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), Thursday (27/8/2020).
Besides signing the agreement, Regional Office of Ministry of Law and Human Rights of West Nusa Tenggara also signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Regency of Sumbawa.
The objective of Cooperation Agreement and MoU is to IP empowerment including protection, development, utilization, and consultation of IP. Outcome of the agreement is expected to increase IP registration from universities and creative economy of Sumbawa region.
"The signing cooperation agreement is an evidence of how the Regency of Sumbawa concerns and is committed to participate in empowering and enhance our national system of intellectual property,” said Freddy Harris at the occasion.
In his remarks, Freddy also mentions the importance of registration of other intellectual property such as simple patent, Genetic Resources, and Geographical Indications. He said that IP would drive economy significantly for the people of Sumbawa.
"Unless it is registered, everyone can produce the Sumbawa Horse Milk. Geographical Indication genuinely concerns about the region. Sumbawa horse milk must come from Sumbawa, can you imagine how it will affect the production if everyone must come to Sumbawa to have the milk,” he continued.
Moreover, DGIP also presented Notice for Registration of Communal Intellectual Property (KIK) for Gendang Beleg Dance to the Governor of West Nusa Tenggara represented by Head of Cooperation Bureau of Government of NTB Province and Notice of Registration for Nguri Dance to Regent Sumbawa, represented by Regional Secretary of Sumbawa.
Notice of Registration reflecting the protection for cultural and bio diversity of Indonesia trough the inventory of KIK by DGIP would strengthen KIK ownership and prevent pirccy by third party against Indonesian KIK.
On the other hand, Regent Sumbawa represented by Regional Secretary of Sumbawa Regency, Hasan Basri, said that he welcomed this cooperation. He expected that having IP of Sumbawa protected, the people of Sumbawa would be more enthusiast to explore and utilize IP.
“We certainly hope that this cooperation would assist SMEs in Sumbawa Regency to obtain IPR for their products. Insya Allah we will encourage and facilitate SMEs, especially in the creative economy sector to register IPR,” said Hasan in the same occasion.
At the closing of the ceremony, Director General of IP, Freddy Harris officially open IP Centre of University of Technology Sumbawa. According to Freddy, IP Center has strategic function to manage IP from university, starting from identification, dissemination, protection, valuation, and commercialization of IP.