Sunday, 16 May 2010

IPR Arbitration and Mediation Body to be Established

The Government of Indonesia will soon establish a body for arbitration and mediation of intellectual property rights (Badan Arbitrase dan Mediasi Hak Kekayaan Intelektual - BAM HKI).

According to Prof. Achmad Zen Umar Purba, S.H., LL.M., the coordinator of the initiating team for the establishment of BAM HKI, the body will soon be established to handle disputes on ownership of intellectual property rights.The initiative to establish an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) body on IPR was initially expressed in a joint statement signed by nine members of the Initiating Team and fifteen IP-related organizations and associations. Prof Purba further mentioned that Minister of Law and Human Rights Patrialis Akbar gladly welcomed the initiative.

The settlement of disputes on IPR through ADR has actually been regulated in all laws on IPR.

Source/reference: Harian Media Indonesia, 14 May 2010, page 3

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