Government will struggle for the things being the product of traditional culture, like batik to get patent right protection through the forum of World International Property Organization (WIPO).
27 September 2009

NUSA DUA KOMPAS – Government will struggle for the things being the product of traditional culture, like batik to get patent right protection through the forum of World International Property Organization (WIPO). It is one of the ways which is necessary done so that other countries no more claim as “batik” inventors.

The Director General of Marketing of Culture and Tourism Department, Sapta Nirwantar, mentioned it on Tuesday, December the 2, in the program of the 2nd WIPO International Conference on Intelectual Property and The Creative Industry in Nusa Dua, Bali. The conference was opened by the Coordinating Minister of Public Welfare, Aburizal Bakrie.

Sapta said, that so far the things as the products of traditional culture like batik are difficult to get the patent right because they are created communally not individually.

Deputy Director General Copyright and Related Rights Sector WIPO Michael Keplinger explained that, based on the survey of WIPO, creative industry can distribute siz percents of gross domestic product of a country. Michael Keplinger said that Indonesia is one of countries having the most dynamic creative industry development.

Director General of Rights on intellectual Wealth Law and Human Right Department, Ansori Sinunga says that now the Law plan is being prepared to revise the law of HAKI which has a number of weaknesses. The revision, among others, is used to regulate about copyrights, patents, trade marks, industry designs, intergrated circuit designs, trade secret and variety of new plants.