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IPR Seminar in Indonesia

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Date December 12, 2017
Title “Patent and Trademark Protection to Support Economic Development: A Comparison between Japan and Indonesia”
Organized by
Supported by
Japan Patent Office (JPO)
Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DGIP), Ministry of Law and Human Rights
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The JPO held a seminar in Jakarta, Indonesia, on December 12th. The theme of the seminar was “Patent and Trademark Protection to Support Economic Development: A Comparison between Japan and Indonesia”. There were approximately 120 attendees in total, including IP-related persons from the Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DGIP), private companies, law offices, universities and research institutes, among which were many former participants of the JPO training courses held in Japan.

The seminar began with a keynote speech given by Director of the Trademark and Geographical Indication, DGIP, on the significance of amendments to patent and trademark laws, as well as future prospects. The JPO then followed with an explanation of the current status of the JPO’s measures to improve efficiency and quality of examination, as well as cooperation with the DGIP in various IP fields including support to ASEAN regions. A Japanese university professor presented a lecture on environmental improvement related to intellectual property for investment promotion. Japanese patent attorneys then offered a comparison between Japan and Indonesia with regard to patent and trademark laws.

On the Indonesian side, Director of Patent, DGIP, explained patent law amendments, followed by a second appearance by Director of the Trademark and Geographical Indication explaining trademark law amendments.

A question and answer session was held following each session, and an overall discussion was held at the end of the seminar, resulting in active exchanges of opinion between the lecturers and the attendees.

In addition, on December 13th, the JPO held a meeting with former trainees to hear their opinions and gather useful information that will help the JPO in planning future training programs. The JPO has high expectations that the former trainees, as well as all IP related professionals, will play important and active roles in Indonesia going forward.

(photo)Seminar hall in Jakarta

Seminar hall in Jakarta

[Last updated 11 January 2018]

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