ASIATODAY.ID, MATARAM – The Indonesian government held the 71st ASEAN Working Group On Intellectual Property Cooperation (WGIPC) meeting on Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara.
The Director General of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia, Min Usihen, said that Indonesia as an ASEAN member country will support all programs agreed to in the ASEAN Intellectual Property Action Plan 2016-2025.
Indonesia will also support the planning of the Intellectual Property Rights Action Plan post-2025. This is to anticipate and consider the emergence of new technologies that predict the Intellectual Property landscape at the ASEAN level.
“Currently, Indonesia is the Country Champion for several initiatives listed in the ASEAN IPR Action Plan 2016-2025 which are related to copyright, Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions (SDGPTEBT), and IPR helpdesk,” said Min Usihen, through a press release received, Tuesday (7/11/2023).
He also said that Indonesia has now become a leader in delivering action plans in the field of SDGPTEBT. The considerations are seen from Indonesia’s experience in handling Intellectual Property protection with cultural diversity.
On July 7 2023, he said, the Director General of Intellectual Property of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia had also signed a cooperation agreement with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) regarding the establishment of an Intellectual Property Training Institute (IP Academy) in Indonesia.
The establishment of the IP Academy will make it easier to find information related to intellectual property and educate stakeholders.
“Therefore, it is hoped that stakeholders will be able to understand and be more aware of intellectual property in its entirety so that they can utilize and manage their intellectual property rights for business without violating the intellectual property rights of other parties,” he said.
The Director General of Intellectual Property of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights representing the Indonesian Government at the meeting which took place in the Mandalika Special Economic Zone, Central Lombok Regency also expressed hope for cooperation with the ASEAN Intellectual Property Academy and ASEAN member countries that have implemented the Intellectual Property Academy can be intertwined.
Furthermore, Min Usihen said that in an effort to support the development of the creative economy, education about intellectual property is an important effort in embracing young talents so that they understand the intellectual property system from an early age.
It is hoped that society can grow independently, especially in the economic sector, starting from business actors who can produce intellectual property products.
“Indonesia also has various activities such as intellectual property dissemination agents, IP Goes to School, Indonesia IP Academy as well as capacity building programs consisting of roving seminars, One Hour with the Minister of Law and Human Rights, and the Mobile IP Clinic (MIC) which was held in all regions in Indonesia,” he said.
ASEAN WGIPC is a regular meeting forum between ASEAN member countries which is attended by representatives of Intellectual Property Offices from ASEAN member countries.
The aim of this activity is to discuss important issues which include the progress of the Scooping Study to identify ASEAN WGIPC priority areas, preparations for the upcoming negotiations on the Upgraded IP Framework Agreement, implementation status of the ASEAN IPR Action Plan 2016-2025, development of the Post-2025 IPR Action Plan , as well as support and coordination from ASEAN member countries and dialogue partners. (AT Network)
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