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Enhancing Competitiveness in Indonesia by strengthening intellectual property rights (ISIP)

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).

Results

2018

  • Facilitation of seminars: Intellectual Property for Start-ups; National Geographical Indications Seminar; Intellectual Property for SMEs in the digital world.
  • Bilateral counseling of Indonesian IP Consultants Association and Sahabat UMKM by Swiss experts for Intellectual Property
  • Facilitate and participated in trainings and events: Training of Trainers for Geographical Indications; the national Intellectual Property (IP) Fair; IP guideline book production; training on 'Settling IP disputes by Alternative Dispute Resolution'; training for design examiners; a business meeting between Walter Matter Coffee, Gemilang and GIs Producers Association and Bajawa Coffee
  • Market access study for Bajawa Coffee in Switzerland; facilitate the participation of Amed Salt at the Asia GIs training; promotion material production
  • Facilitated the Code of Practice book development and registration of 3 producers of GI value chain products as legal entities        

Project partner

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

Project files

Project countries

  • Indonesia

Project duration

May 2017 – November 2020

Funding

  • SECO

Working area

Enterprise