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Indonesia Trademark & Copyright Update: Infringement Update at The Ministry of Law and Human Rights

Updated: Jan 25, 2021

The Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DGIP) received 47 cases of Intellectual Property infringement throughout 2019. The total number of infringement cases in 2019 increased by 11 cases, compared to the 36 cases in 2018.

The infringement cases submitted to DGIP were mostly trademark infringement (34 cases), followed by copyright infringement (7 cases), industrial designs infringement (4 cases), and patents infringement (2 cases). Trademark infringement was also the most widely objected matter at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights.

The DGIP recommended blocking 199 sites indicated to have violations of Intellectual Property. The cases of this violation include hundreds of illegal streaming movie sites. Last year, DGIP recommended blocking 390 similar sites.

Head of Administration Subdivision of the Directorate of Investigation and Dispute Resolution DGIP said that the type of infringement of the streaming sites was included in copyright infringement.

In resolving the streaming site infringement, the DGIP sent a letter of recommendation to close the illegal film site. Then, they handed over the closure of the illegal streaming film site to the Ministry of Communication and Information. DGIP also verified the complaint handling process by inviting the reporters and the Ministry of Communication and Information to discuss further complaints.

By: Litigation Team, Biro Oktroi Roosseno Indonesia

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