On 25-26 November 2020, the ASEAN Working Group on Intellectual Property Cooperation (AWGIPC) Online Meeting was held. In this meeting, the Directorate General of Intellectual Property was represented by the Head of the Sub Division of the Directorate of Foreign Cooperation.
He discussed the patent database for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) currently stationed in Indonesia. He further explained that the database was still running well and obtained data from nine ASEAN countries, such as Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Currently, Indonesia is processing data transfer from IPAS to IPROLINE to improve public services and simplify the processing of intellectual property applications. During the data transfer process, there are still a number of obstacles that are being overcome so that it goes according to the plan.
Moreover, the AWGIPC meeting also discussed the 2016-2025 IPR Action Plan. The next AWGIPC meeting is planned to be held virtually in March 2021.
By: Patent Team, Biro Oktroi Roosseno Indonesia