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DGIP and Regional Office of MoLHR Encourage Protection for Geographical Indications

DJKI dan Kanwil Kemenkumham Dorong Pelindungan Indikasi Geografis 4

JAKARTA – Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DGIP) of Ministry of Law and Human Rights (MoLHR) intends to encourage regional Geographical Indications potentials, such as from North Maluku Province and Gorontalo.

The issue comes up in the discussion between Director of Trademark and Geographical Indication, Nofli and Head of Regional Office of MoLHR of North Maluku Province, Husni Thamrin and Head of Legal Affairs Division of Gorontalo Province, Roberia, on 31 August 2020 at DGIP, Rasuna Said, South Jakarta.

“In our friendly meeting we are discussing about Geographical Indication potentials in North Maluku and any obstacles encountered by the Regional Office in order to encourage such potentials to obtain protection. For example Bido Coconut from Morotai, Bacan Stone and many more,” explained Nofli after the meeting with Head of North Maluku Regional Office.

In this opportunity, Husni Thamrin said that lack of concern and understanding from the Regional Government became the main challenge.

Accordingly, more extensive disseminations designated to Regional Government are required to facilitate and ensure Geographical Indication registration of North Maluku Province, to enhance and preserve Intellectual Property protection for Geographical Indications, Cultural Expressions, Traditional Knowledge, and Genetic Resources.

Protecting Intellectual Property, DGIP Work Together with University of Technology Sumbawa

PKS Lindungi Kekayaan Intelektual DJKI Kerja Sama Dengan Universitas Teknologi Sumbawa 27 Agustus 2020

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.

Enhancing the Role of National Collective Management Organization (National CMO)

25 Agustus 2020 Penyempurnaan Peran Lembaga Manajemen Kolektif Nasional

Jakarta – Director General of Intelellectual Property (DG of DGIP) Freddy Harris, invited musicians, composers including Ahmad Dhani, Anji, Adhe Govinda, as producers of phonograms in Indonesia to discuss a long standing problem about royalty.

The issue comes up in the discussion between Director of Trademark and Geographical Indication, Nofli and Head of Regional Office of MoLHR of North Maluku Province, Husni Thamrin and Head of Legal Affairs Division of Gorontalo Province, Roberia, on 31 August 2020 at DGIP, Rasuna Said, South Jakarta.

“It is very ironic that several social media have not been able to protect the moral rights of authors. When authors send complains or protest, they presume that we do not understand the digital industry,” said Doabadai Hollo or widely known as Badai of Ex Krispatih on Tuesday, 25 August 2020 at Oemar Seno Adji Great Hall, Ex Sentra Mulia Building, Rasuna Said, Kuningan, South Jakarta.

“Most people assume that published songs or music would belong to the society,” he continued.

Freddy Harris said that DGIP as the authorized government institution to administer with intellectual property rights would be ready to facilitate the establishment of music and song database to resolve such problem.

According to him, high-end database is expected to assist the National Collective Management Organization (National CMO) to define the amount of royalty collection and distribution.

“Therefore, we are willing to build the machine, and later on we will hand over the machine to you [National CMO]. It would not be a proble for the government to provide the machine, said Freddy.

In order to support the intention, currently government is also preparing the regulation through Government Regulation governing the mechanism of the database, which begins from the data searching of authors, singers, and phonogram producers to the calculation of the percentage of collected royalty.

DGIPDiscuss Cooperation Agreement with Japan on Geographical Indications

DJKI Bahas Perjanjian Kerja Sama dengan Jepang untuk Indikasi Geografis

Jakarta - The Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DGIP), Ministry of Law and Human Rights (MoLHR) participated in the Agenda of the 3rd (?) Sub-Committee Meeting on Intellectual Property in the Indonesia-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (IJEPA) forum held on July 27, 2020 via Zoom. The meeting discussed articles regulating cooperation between the two countries on Geographical Indications.

"I hope our discussion today will reach an agreement accelerating significant progress for the two countries," said Daulat P. Silitonga, Director of Cooperation and Empowerment of Intellectual Property of DGIP in his remarks.P. Silitonga, Director of Cooperation and Empowerment of Intellectual Property of DGIP in his remarks.

The meeting continued to discuss articles on the protection of Geographical Indications in the two countries until July 29, 2020. IJEPA was established to develop closer economic relationship through cooperation aiming to enhance trade and investment capacity, liberalization, promotion and facilitation between the two countries.

The major elements of the agreement within IJEPA principles are Trade in Goods and Services, Customs Procedures, Investment, Competition and including Intellectual Property.

Director of Copyrights and Industrial Design Presented Certificate of Work Recordation to Head of Regional Office of Ministry of Law and Human Rights of Central Kalimantan Province

21 Juli 2020 Dir HCDI Beri Surat Pencatatan Ciptaan Kakanwil Kalteng

Palangkaraya-Director of Copyrights and Industrial Design, Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DGIP), Agustinus Pardede presented certificate of works recordation to Head of Regional Office of Ministry of Law and Human Rights of Central Kalimantan Province (MoLHR Kalteng Province) on Tuesday (21/7/2020).

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