Enhancing Competitiveness in Indonesia by strengthening intellectual property rights

Ziel des Indonesisch-Schweizerischen Projekts über Rechte an geistigem Eigentum („ISIP“) ist es, die Anwendung der Rechte an geistigem Eigentum in Indonesien zu stärken, um so zu einer besseren Wettbewerbsfähigkeit beizutragen, die Wertschöpfung für indonesische Produkte zu erhöhen und einen positiven Einfluss auf die indonesische Wirtschaftsentwicklung auszuüben.Ein effektives IPR-System (Intellectual Property Rights) in Indonesien liegt auch im Interesse der Schweiz. Nur ein leistungsfähiges indonesisches Amt für geistiges Eigentum ist in der Lage, Patente, Marken und GIs (Geographical Indications) von Schweizer Unternehmen umfassend zu schützen. Das geplante Freihandelsabkommen zwischen der Schweiz/EFTA und Indonesien unterstreicht die Bedeutung dieses aufstrebenden Marktes. Aufgrund der deutlich positiven Ergebnisse der ersten Phase des ISIP und des anhaltenden Unterstützungsbedarfs einigten sich alle Beteiligten, das Projekt in eine zweite Phase zu überführen.
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Jakarta
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106.897188
Project duration
2017 - 2021
Financed by
  • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO

The project

The ISIP project was initiated at the request of the Indonesian Government to the Swiss Confederation, and its first phase was successfully implemented from 2012 to 2016. An effective IPR system in Indonesia is also in the interest of Switzerland. Only an efficient Indonesian intellectual property office (the DGIP) is able to provide solid protection for patents, trademarks and GIs of Swiss companies. The planned free trade agreement between Switzerland/EFTA and Indonesia underlines the importance of this emerging market. Due to clearly positive results of the first phase of ISIP, and ongoing need for support, all parties agreed on entering into the second phase of the project.

Goals/ Objectives

While the core focus areas remain the same as in the first phase, the second phase puts more emphasis on making geographical indications economically sustainable, and on supporting Indonesia’s creative industry. Selected thematic areas of high relevance to Indonesia include:

  • Further support the intellectual property expertise of the DGIP examining patent applications and preventing IP disputes;
  • Provide advice to the revision of IPR policy frameworks;
  • Strengthen the capacities of the DGIP to provide internal trainings and external information to IPR users;
  • Provide advice on the use of IPRs for exports of creative industry SMEs;
  • Support producers of GI value chain products with tailor-made trainings on market access, quality control, and organizational development; and
  • Build capacities of Collective Management Organizations

Beneficiaries

The main beneficiary of the project is the Indonesian government agency DGIP through direct technical capacity building. In addition, local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and relevant associations such as Collective Management Organizations, MIAP, INNOPA,ASKII, and UNPAD benefit from tailor-made workshops and training programmes, while other economic actors as well as the wider Indonesian public benefit indirectly through improved IPR services and increased quality and competitiveness of Indonesian goods and products. The impact of the second phase of the ISIP project also extends to more vulnerable segments of the population, such as rural communities, mainly through the use of GIs to market local specialties (support to GI producer associations).

Project partner

  • Swiss Federal Institute Of Intellectual Property – IPI
  • Indonesian Directorate General Of Intellectual Property - DGIP

Results

2019
  • increased the capacity of 50 persons young entrepreneurs and innovators on intellectual property (focusing on patent); 
  • increased the capacity of 50 persons from start-ups and SMEs on intellectual property (focusing on trademark and industrial design); 
  • increased the capacity of 50 persons the umbrella organisation of technology transfer centres of Indonesian universities on intellectual property (focusing on patent); 
  • strengthened the capacity of 50 persons Indonesian Collective Management Organization on music (focusing on copyright royalty); 
  • increased the capacity of 50 persons Indonesian anti-counterfeiting organisation (focusing on trademark); 
  • strengthened the capacity of 50 persons the DGIP on settling intellectual property disputes by Alternative Dispute Resolution.