Saturday, 20 March 2010

WIPO Sub-regional Roundtable in Bandung

World Intellectual Property Organization ("WIPO") in cooperation with the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights ("DGIPR") of Ministry of Law and Human Rights of Indonesia, and Japan Copyright Office ("JCO") held A Roundtable on Management of Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Rights in the Advertising Industry on March 17 and 18, 2010 in the capital city of West Java Province, Bandung.

The Roundtable was attended by delegates from 12 countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Si Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam) and local participants from Jakarta, Surabaya, and Bandung. The speakers included Mr Tomoyuki Aosaki (Producer, Social Projects Planning Division, Densu Inc., Tokyo), Mr Candra Darusman (Deputy Director, WIPO Office in Singapore), Mr Gordon Smith (President, AUS Consultants, New Jersey), Mr. Michael CM Soo, Head of IP and IT Department, Shook Lin & Bok, Kuala Lumpur, and Mr Ricky Pesik (General Secretary, Indonesian Advertising Industry, Jakarta).

The Director General of the DGIPR, Mr Andy N Sommeng, officially opened the roundtable which was held in Hotel Aston Tropicana Bandung.

In that occasion, the DGIPR also organized a visit for foreign delegates to Sawung Udjo which is the famous art center for Sundanese traditional cultures, especially Angklung musical instruments.

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