In this contemporary age, intellectual property rights and their legal protection have become a deep concern of nations all over the world. The reason is simple: effective intellectual property protection will obviously have a direct impact on international trade and eventually boost magnitude of national economic development.
Bearing in mind the importance of an effective system of intellectual property protection, a group of prestigious IPR Indonesian professionals, in November 1996 decided to establish the Indonesian Intellectual Property Society (IIPS) with headquarters in Jakarta. Vice Cabinet Secretary/ Vice Chairman of The Presidential Commission on IPR, Mr. Bambang Kesowo, SH., LL.M., gave his full support to the establishment on IIPS at its inauguration.
The main purpose of establishing the Society is to unify the diverse national potentials as well as to strengthen human resources through the driven of an intellectual property rights system. The society will establish a discussion forum for those who are interested in IPR issues. As such, its programs will focus on increasing and/ or disseminating the development of intellectual property rights in Indonesia and mainly be devoted to its members and society at large and thus, indirectly, serving the development of societal awareness of IPR issues.
OBJECTIVES & ACTIVITY
The Indonesian Intellectual Property Society (IIPS) has as its main objective the promotion of understanding and awareness of the importance of effective intellectual property protection and enforcement, thus promoting a new wave of creativity and innovation in Indonesian Society. To this end, the IIPS will endeavor to organize regular meetings at the national and international level concerning the following issues:
- Intellectual property rights;
- Establishment of networking relationship with governmental and non-governmental organizations on a national, regional or international level that are interested in the development of intellectual property issues;
- Establishment of a distribution system for publications and information; and
- Initiation and execution of studies with a view to improve domestic intellectual property legislation or policy.
Membership in the Society is open to any person possessing serious commitment and interest in the development of intellectual property rights in Indonesia. The society offers members the opportunity:
- to exchange and discuss up-to-date information and ideas concerning intellectual property rights;
- to utilize an information network regarding the development and problems of IPR protection;
- to generally play an important role in the development and protection of intellectual property in Indonesia.
For further information, please contact Mr. Gunawan Suryomurcito (President of IIPS).