Indonesia cooperates with China in the field of intellectual properties

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Yasonna H. Laoly, along with The Commissioner of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), Shen Changyu, signed a memorandum of understanding between the two countries at the Menkumham Meeting Room, Sentra Mulia Building, South Jakarta. (photo: IO/Raihan)

IO, Jakarta – The Ministry of Law and Human Rights (Kemenkumham) representing the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, forged a cooperative agreement with the Chinese government in the field of Intellectual property on Tuesday (6/18/2019).

Minister of Law and Human Rights (Menkumham) Yasonna H. Laoly and China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) Commissioner Shen Changyu signed a memorandum of understanding between the two countries at the Menkumham Meeting Room, Sentra Mulia Building, South Jakarta (06/18/2019).

“Through this cooperation, Indonesia and the PRC will conduct more dialogues, projects and activities, human resources training, exchanging data, documents and views, exchanging key issues and promotion to raise awareness about the importance of intellectual property to the wider community” he said after meeting with CNIPA.

Yasonna explained that this memorandum of understanding would be valid for five years from the time it was signed by the two state of representatives. However, this is not the first time a cooperative agreement has been established. On April 9, 2013 a memorandum of understanding was also agreed upon.

“This memorandum of understanding is an extension of an old agreement, while at the same time containing a confirmation that China and Indonesia are both aware of the importance of international cooperation in facing new opportunities and challenges in the field of intellectual property,” he said.

He added that thanks for to previous cooperation, Indonesia and China had strengthened protection of intellectual property, as well as holding discussions on national policies, legislative and administrative steps to improve the transparency and effectiveness of intellectual property.

According to Yasonna, the cooperation with China is considered important since that country registered the highest number of patents in the world in 2017, at 3,256 patent applications. In addition, China is also a country with the largest intellectual property income among middle- and upper-income countries. This is based on data from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). (Raihan)