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Newsletter March 2013 6th Edition
09 April 2013
The Directorate General of IPR granting the certificates of Geographical Indications Arabica Kalosi Coffee of Enrekang Regency, South Sulawesi

Indonesia is known internationally as a country with natural resources and products for agriculture. From the diversity of geographical and socio-cultural factors resulting products that unique and high quality, such as agricultural, processed marine and handicrafts. The Arabica coffee Kalosi has been famous since 17th century and related with the history of the Kingdom of Enrekang long time ago as the best coffee in the world known as the Kalosi Coffee DP. This coffee is produced only in certain areas, namely in the highlands of Enrekang. The characteristic of Kalosi Arabica coffee has a good quality, delicious coffee flavor, sweetness, floral fragrance and very strong taste.

On 19 February 2013, the Directorate General of IPR, Ministry of Law and Human Rights handed over Geographical Indications certificate of Kalosi Arabica Coffee coincided with the 19th anniversary of Enrekang. The certificate was handed by the Director General of IPR, Mr. Ahmad M. Ramli to the Mayor of Enrekang, Ir. H. La Tinro La Tunrung. "By the issuance of Geographical Indications certificate of Kalosi Arabica coffee will also be expected to improve the understanding of Geographical Indications in particular and IPR in general. With the handover of Geographical Indications certificate of Arabica Kalosi coffee of Enrekang means that Enrekang district has legal protection in using the name of Kalosi Enrekang for coffee", said Ahmad M.Ramli.
(source dgip).

Japan commits to strengthening IPR system in Indonesia

As the form of the Japanese commitment to promote Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) system in Indonesia, the Japanese government through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a cooperation agreement with a duration of 4 (four) years, with the Government of Indonesia on 8 April 2011. Point cooperation in the Project for the Strengthening Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Indonesia, covers:

1.Human Resource Development in the field of IPR
2.Institutional Development
3.Increasing the public awareness of the existence and importance the protection of IPR System, and
4.Enforcement of IPR systems

On 16 January 2013 at the Hotel Puri Denpasar, Jakarta, JICA organized their second meeting with the Government of Indonesia through Directorate General of IPR, to discuss the development of the program. Discussion at the meeting focused on the report and review of the achievement programs that was running from April 2012 to January 2013 (10 months).

Representatives from the Police Department, the Supreme Court, the Customs and the Directorate General of IPR attended the meeting. With the presence of such representatives, the meeting is expected to provide input and produce an activity that is really appropriate and having effective positive impact to the development of intellectual property rights system in all aspects in Indonesia

Since April 2012 - January 2013 several programs has been completed, namely:






21 - 25 May 2012

Technical Consultation Seminar on Examination Practice of Industrial Design



25 June - 13 July 2012

Counterpart Training IPR Training Course for IP Trainers



3 - 7 September 2012

Technical Consultation Seminar on Examination Practice of Trademark



10 - 14 September 2012

Technical Consultation Seminar on Examination Practice of Patent



4 - 17 November 2012

Counterpart Training IPR Enforcement (WIPO)



20 November - 13 December 2012

Counterpart Training Patent Examination Practice for APEC Economies



30 November 2012

National IPR Seminar Legal Dispute and Appeals on Trademark in Indonesia



21 January 2012 - 1 February 2013

Counterpart Training Examination Practice (Basic Level)


(source dgip)

Directorate General of IPR confiscated pirated VCD and DVD at Plaza Glodok, North Jakarta

The investigator of Directorate General of IPR successfully raid one of the producers of pirated VCD and DVD located at Plaza Glodok (North Jakarta) on 1 February 2013. The raid was directly led by the Director of Investigation, Moh. Adri who were successfully seized 6 tons of pirated VCDs and DVDs from 3 different places.

The raid was carried out after the Directorate General of IPR warned to eliminate the circulation of pirated VCDs and DVDs at Plaza Glodok since September 2012. "The government will not stop enforcing the law on IPR and the consequences of piracy that always make a lot of tax losses," said Moh. Adri.

Hopefully, by the action carried out by the Directorate General of IPR can reduce piracy in Indonesia especially Copyrights and constitute a deterrent counterfeiters in the field of Intellectual Property Rights.
(source dgip)

The Directorate General of IPR seized 2,288,600 pieces of counterfeit Tokai Matches

Precisely one week after the massive repression of copyright infringement at Plaza Glodok on 1 February 2013, the Directorate of Investigation from the Directorate General of IPR cracking back warehouses and stores which alleged violated Trademark and Industrial Design in 4 (four) different regions simultaneously on 7 February 2013.

The Directorate seized 2.288.600 pieces of lighter from the crime scene in North Jakarta, East Jakarta, Bogor and Batam. The biggest seizure was in Lodan Center, Penjaringan, North Jakarta, which is the storage warehouse. Based on the investigation and calculation of the evidences, 1.634.000 pieces of lighter were found. Meanwhile, based on the reports in Batam, it was seized about 650 boxes.

The legal action against Trademark and Industrial Design infringement is taken based on complaints from Tokai as a party who suffers by such infringement. Head of Sub Directorate of Investigation of Directorate General of IPR, Salmon Pardede, said that "In this case, we will not directly take some measures. Before doing so, we do internal preliminary checking, and do several tests with Expert from DGIP related to each complaints of IPR infringement.

Mr Padede explains that those counterfeit goods come from china and have the same design with registered products owned by Tokai. This counterfeit goods are fragile and dangerous for use. "As you can see that this match is hard to be ignited", said Mr. Pardede while showing the journalist at the crime scene how to use the counterfeit matches.
(source dgip)

International Instrument / Treaty on Limitation and Exception for Visual Impaired Person or Person with Print Disabilities

Directorate General of IPR held an International Instrument/ Treaty On Limitation and Exception For Visual and Impaired Person or Person with Print Disabilities on 14 January 2013 which was attended by Director of Copyright, Industrial Design, Layout Design and Integrated Circuit, and Trade Secret of IPR Yuslisar Ningsih, Director of Cooperation and Promotion, Timbul Sinaga, representatives from the Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Commerce, the Association of Indonesian Translators, Indonesian Publishers Association, Indonesian Blind Union and Balai Pustaka. "This Treaty is to provide equality between normal humans with those who have limited vision / visually impaired, in the access to knowledge and the development of education and information," said Yuslisar Ningsih.

The meeting between the Government, Indonesian Blind Union, and the Publisher Associations is expected to generate an agreement to determine the price of the printed copies for the visually impaired person at a lower price than the ordinary format. However, they will have equality before the law in terms of limitations and exemptions in using the copies.

Application for IPR in Indonesia is increasing

Directorate General of IPR issued the statistics of IP Registration Application in its official website www.dgip.go.id for the period of 2009-2011. Based on statistics, the application for Trademark registration was increased by 12% during the period 2009 to 2011. Statistics based on the data of origin of the Trademark applicants, local applicants increased by 15%, in the period 2009-2010 and for the period 2010-2011 increased by 17%. However, foreign applicants decreased dramatically, down by 11% (2009-2010), and plummeted 78% (2010-2011).

The increasing phenomenon of Trademark registration in Directorate General of IPR is also followed by the increasing registration of copyright 13% (especially in the field of Arts), patent 5%, Geographical Indications 50% and Industrial Designs 4%.
(source dgip)

INK Helmet defeated INX Helmet at the Commercial Court

Two local helmet businessmen compete in the Central Jakarta Commercial Court. The trademark is INK versus INX. As a result, INK won the case since the trademark INX was considered having substantially similarity with INK owned by Eddy Tedjakusuma (Plaintiff).

In the consideration of the verdict, the judge found the evidences that substantially similar between INK trademark owned by Eddy Tedjakusuma and INX trademark owned by Andi Johan. Equations consist of similarities arrangement of letters or words, pronunciation and kind of goods.

The case began when Eddy objected to the registration of trademark INX which has similarities with his own trademark INK. Eddy said that he is the owner of the exclusive right, the first registrant and as a successor rights acquired through the transfer of Tjong Lyanti Tedjakusuma dated 8 July 2004. The assignment was recorded in the Directorate of Trademark on 26 June 2006 under agenda No.H4.HC.01.04-791-8177-04. INK trademark is also registered at the Directorate of Trademark under No. 483685 dated August 18, 2000 that was renewed under Registration No. IDM000264191 dated 18 August 2010. However, it turned out that Andi Johan have registered trademark INX under No. IDM000220449 also for helmet.

Towards the decision from the Commercial Court, Andi Johan directly stated to cassation and this case still ongoing and being processed at the Supreme Court. (source detik.com)


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