Sunday, 17 October 2010

Ahmad M Ramli : New Director General of Intellectual Property Rights

Friday, 15 October 2010, 10.00 AM : Minister of Law and Human Rights of Indonesia, Mr. Patrialis Akbar, inaugurated Prof. Dr. Ahmad Mujahid Ramli as Director General of Intellectual Property Rights to replace Dr. Andy Norrsaman Sommeng. Before his appointment as Director General of IPR, Prof. Ramli, who was born on July 4, 1961, held the position as Head of Agency for National Legal Development (BPHN).

Prof. Ramli has written a number of publications, including three books on intellectual property rights, i.e.

1. Filem Independen : Dalam Perspektif Hukum Hak Cipta dan Hukum Perfileman di Indonesia, published in January 2005 by Ghalia Indonesia (ISBN: 979450498X / 9789794504987)
2. Cyber Law & HAKI dalam Sistem Hukum Indonesia, published in January 2004 by Refika Aditama (ISBN: 9793304197 / 9789793304199);
3. H.A.K.I., Hak Atas Kepemilikan Intelektual: Teori Dasar Perlindungan Rahasia Dagang, published in January 2000 by Mandar Maju (ISBN: 9795381946 / 9789795381945)

Monday, 23 August 2010

Book by Nurul Barizah

Nurul Barizah, Ph.D., a senior lecturer from Airlangga University, in February 2010, launched a book with a title "Intellectual Property Implications on Biological Resources" (ISBN:978-979-1436-23-6). The book analyses whether the choices made by the Indonesian Government in response to Indonesia's obligation under the TRIPs Agreement concerning biological resources are suitable for Indonesia in its current state of economic, social and cultural development, and national interest.

The book focuses on five lines of enquiry; (i) an investigation on current IPR policy in the field of biological resources from theoretical perspectives; (ii) an investigation of the development of international and regional legal frameworks relevant to the issues of IPR and biological resources, and their implementation in several national jurisdictions; (iii) an analysis of the Indonesian legal framework and policy direction for the protection of IPR and biological resources, including the questions of implementations and potentional implications; (iv) an investigation of the protection of IPR concerning genetic resources and related traditional knowledge from an Indonesian legal culture perspective; and (v) an identification of the appropriate and adequate legal policy and option for the protection of IPR on biological resources, including creating a fair, ethical and equitable biopartnership agreement.

Nurul Barizah, the writer, holds a Bachelor of Laws (S.H.) degree from the Faculty of Law, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia (1990-1994). She completed her Master of Laws (LL.M) degree (2000-2001) and Doctor of Philosophy in Laws (Ph.D) degree (2005-2008) from the Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia.

The publisher of the book : NAGARA, Jln. Veteran I/25 Jakarta Pusat, Telephone:+62 21 3840127

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Doctoral Promotion of Belinda Rosalina

Belinda Rosalina, who is a registered Consultant of Intellectual Property Rights, has just finished her doctorate degree from the Law Faculty of Universitas Indonesia. She successfully passed her final examination on 19 June 2010 and presented a doctoral paper with a title "Architectural Work Protection in Copyright Law: Substantial Similarity Perspective of the Dispute on Copyright Architectural Work".

Dr. Belinda Rosalina is the daugther of Mrs. Amalia Rooseno who is also a registered Consultant of Intellectual Property Rights and founder of Amroos & Partners, which is one of the leading IP law firms in the country.

Abstract of the doctoral paper:
There are some shortcomings of architectural work protection in Indonesian Copyright Law, those are the term of clarification, clariy and comprehensiveness. Such shortcomings create negative impact for architects in particular and the public in general. In relation thereto, improvements should be made in the coming Copyright Law among others on the concept of architectural work protection by comparing them to the Copyright Law of other countries. Hence it is proposed that its revision on architectural work adhere to American Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act (AWCPA), while also equip with the definition of Copyright Law of other countries. As regards on moral rights, it is recommended to comply with the provision of Australian moral Rights which consider the moral rights of Architectural Work of the creator (Author), with several modification. Not less important is the understanding on the exact formulation on how to determine the existence of substantial similarity if there is a dispute in copyright architectural work. Copyright protection on architectural work can be provided by stipulating on the Copyright provision into an agreement between architect and service user. Departing from these constructions of the legal protection, it is expected that architectural work could be well-protected and the creator's (author's) right could be more preserved.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Seminar on IPR Management

Asosiasi Konsultan Hak Kekayaan Intelektual - AKHKI (Association of Intellectual Property Rights Consultants of Indonesia) will be organizing a Seminar on the Management of Intellectual Property Rights with a topic "Functions and IPR Consultant and the Marketing Strategies" on 30 July 2010 in the Amaroossa Hotel Bandung.

For further information about the seminar, please contact the Secretariat of AKHKI at (+62 21) 5793 1631, 5793 2040 or