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UGM Received WIPO Medal for Creating & Distributing Inventions
May 20, 2022

UGM Received WIPO Medal for Creating & Distributing Inventions

Gadjah Mada University, more commonly known as UGM, obtained a WIPO medal for the many inventions and patents the university has produced and distributed. The exciting news is a reminder for the people of this country that innovation and creativity are greatly appreciated, not just by this country, but also the world. 

Former Coca-Cola Chemist Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison
May 17, 2022

Former Coca-Cola Chemist Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison

Xiaorong You, a former Coca-Cola chemical engineer, was sentenced to 14 (fourteen) years in prison on May 9, 2022. The punishment also includes 3 (three) years of supervised release and a USD 200,000 (two hundred thousand United States Dollars) fine. She was found guilty of: (i) stealing eight trade secrets from several companies, (ii) economic espionage, and (iii) wire fraud.

MS Glow v. PS Glow: Whose Glow Will Remain by the End of This Legal Feud?
May 13, 2022

MS Glow v. PS Glow: Whose Glow Will Remain by the End of This Legal Feud?

MS Glow and PS Glow are two brands marketing beauty products. You might have heard of one if not both brands? After all, these days MS Glow is quite popular.

Zara v. Zana: Which One Do You Choose?
May 11, 2022

Zara v. Zana: Which One Do You Choose?

Zara issued a ‘threat’ to a local British business, House of Zana, to close its doors in April 2022. The Spanish high-street fashion label claims that the House of Zana is conceptually identical.

DJKI Launched a New Geographical Indication Logo and an IP Marketplace Application
May 04, 2022

DJKI Launched a New Geographical Indication Logo and an IP Marketplace Application

The Republic of Indonesia's Directorate General of Intellectual Property has launched a new logo for one of the Intellectual Property, namely Geographical Indications, as well as a market application related to IP called the Intellectual Property Marketplace. The launch was associated with World Intellectual Property Day, which was held on April 26th, 2022.

Muzmatch v. Matchgroup, Who's going to win the match?
April 29, 2022

Muzmatch v. Matchgroup, Who's going to win the match?

Match Group, the parent firm of online dating, filed a lawsuit against Muzmatch in January 2022. By utilizing the word "match" in its name, Muzmatch is considered to have infringed on its trademark logo. In addition,  Muzmatch is thought to have produced an unfair advantage that has harmed the company's reputation and investment in its brand.

Ruben Onsu Sued for Rp 100 Billion Over Trademark Infringement Allegation
April 27, 2022

Ruben Onsu Sued for Rp 100 Billion Over Trademark Infringement Allegation

Ruben Onsu, actor and entrepreneur, was pulled into another Intellectual Property infringement lawsuit involving his trademark. The ‘Geprek Bensu by Ruben Onsu’ and ‘I Am Geprek Bensu’ trademarks are said to possess similarities with registered trademarks belonging to PT Ayam Geprek Benny Sujono.

Creator of ‘SKJ ‘88’ Won a Copyright Lawsuit Over the Nostalgic Song
April 22, 2022

Creator of ‘SKJ ‘88’ Won a Copyright Lawsuit Over the Nostalgic Song

Those of you who were around in the 90s, remember SKJ ‘88? Senam Kesegaran Jasmani (physical fitness) 1988 was, like its name suggests, created in 1988. It used to be mandatory for students and Government employees to perform this exercise in the morning. Thus, it was a very popular form of exercise at the time.

Semarang City Government Unable to S.H.I.E.L.D Themselves from Critiques
April 18, 2022

Semarang City Government Unable to S.H.I.E.L.D Themselves from Critiques

Semarang City Spatial Planning Service received several critiques from netizens after the release of the logo for a new program by the name of SHIELD. The logo was released through Twitter and spread by Henrar Prihadi, the Mayor of Semarang. Why did they receive backlash? Well, it was because SHIELD, which is short for Spatial Holistic Integrated Environment and Land Division, had a logo which was identical to the logo for Marvel’s SHIELD. For your information, Marvel’s SHIELD is a fictional organization, appearing in “Iron Man” (2008), “Agents of SHIELD” (2013), and plenty of other Marvel movies.

EA Launches WTO Dispute Versus China
April 05, 2022

EA Launches WTO Dispute Versus China

The European Union Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit against China to the World Trade Organization (WTO)

Introducing the New Logo of Am Badar & Am Badar
April 01, 2022

Introducing the New Logo of Am Badar & Am Badar

We Listen, We Evaluate, and We Progress. After some evaluation and deliberation, we decided to return to our former identity to use the colors Red and Blue as our base and reflection. These colors are more showing who we are, our culture, and code of conduct. Red color shows passion, courage and strength, while Blue symbolizes loyalty and honesty.

Apple Wins Copyright Lawsuit Over Multi Racial Emojis
March 25, 2022

Apple Wins Copyright Lawsuit Over Multi Racial Emojis

Emoji, a form of electronic communication with the appearance of an image, pictogram or logogram. Every individual who uses an electronic device to communicate with others must already be familiar with emoji. The emoji feature is used in almost every form of online and offline chatting. The reason being, using emojis makes it a lot easier for people to express themselves without having to type too many words. Despite having the same concept, because the concept of emojis can be developed differently by every individual or company, emoji features don’t all look the same.

Russia Legalizes Patent Theft from ‘Unfriendly’ Countries
March 24, 2022

Russia Legalizes Patent Theft from ‘Unfriendly’ Countries

On March 6, 2022, Russia officially authorized “stealing” patents from “unfriendly” countries and anybody associated with them. The Russian Government said in the regulation that unlawful use of the patent will not be compensated.

McDonald’s Files Trademark in the Metaverse, What’s on the Menu?
March 23, 2022

McDonald’s Files Trademark in the Metaverse, What’s on the Menu?

Since Facebook stated that its parent company’s name would be changed to Meta in October 2021, a number of firms have been racing to establish their presence and build their business in the Metaverse.

Nokia Sues Vivo & Oppo Over Patents in Indonesia
March 23, 2022

Nokia Sues Vivo & Oppo Over Patents in Indonesia

The 2000s king of cellphone, Nokia, has returned to tech news cycles, though not because of a product launch, but rather for IP related disputes.

Sued Twice for Copyright Infringement, Dua Lipa Levitates Into Courtroom
March 21, 2022

Sued Twice for Copyright Infringement, Dua Lipa Levitates Into Courtroom

On purpose or otherwise, you’ve listened to Dua Lipa’s songs. Especially if you’re a fan of ‘dance music’, it seems impossible to be unfamiliar with the Albanian blooded singer-songwriter from London, United Kingdom.

Dewa Celebrates 30th Anniversary by launching New Streaming Platform
March 11, 2022

Dewa Celebrates 30th Anniversary by launching New Streaming Platform

Ahmad Dhani has revealed plans to launch a new digital streaming platform to commemorate Dewa's 30th Anniversary. Why is he doing this? What could we expect from it?

BMC Switzerland VS BMC Indonesia: Battle of Trademark
March 09, 2022

BMC Switzerland VS BMC Indonesia: Battle of Trademark

Are you a fan of cycling? If the answer is yes, then you must already be familiar with the brand BMC. BMC is a well-known brand in the world of sports and bicycles. The quality and speed of BMC bikes helped build the Switzerland born brand into what it currently is, in terms of popularity. Everyone who uses the bikes guarantees their high quality. The brand is so trusted that athletes brought the bikes produced by BMC Group Holding AG to world competitions.

Nike Sues Over NFT Shoes!
March 04, 2022

Nike Sues Over NFT Shoes!

NFT news emerge yet again as Nike sues over NFT sales that used their brand without authorization

Mentioned in Notorious Market List, Indonesian E-Commerce Rampant with Counterfeits?
March 01, 2022

Mentioned in Notorious Market List, Indonesian E-Commerce Rampant with Counterfeits?

You must already be familiar with the concept of online shopping. It’s a type of shopping that is more practical and easy to do, hence why it’s the preferred method of shopping currently. The appearance of the COVID-19 pandemic pushes the general public’s attention level to the maximum for this easy-to-do method of shopping. 

Exciting New Patents from Indonesia’s Leading Bio-Tech Company
February 28, 2022

Exciting New Patents from Indonesia’s Leading Bio-Tech Company

The year 2022 has not been here long enough, but our country has started a new chapter in the journey of Intellectual Property (IP), including a series of cases of IP violations that began to appear in mid-February.

Moderna Potentially Hindering African Vaccine Producers with New Patent
February 27, 2022

Moderna Potentially Hindering African Vaccine Producers with New Patent

The start of 2020 was a very depressing time for the people of the world with the appearance of a new virus by the name of the Coronavirus. The virus which was found in Hubei, China, took the world by storm by spreading to 224 countries. Human movement was one of the reasons the virus developed into the deadly pandemic it currently is.

Gudang Garam VS Gudang Baru: A New Chapter of The Saga?
February 25, 2022

Gudang Garam VS Gudang Baru: A New Chapter of The Saga?

When we mention the brands Gudang Garam and Gudang Baru, what exactly crosses your mind? Is it their product? Or their brand names which are rather identical? Or maybe, the constant Intellectual Property feuds between the two corporations?

Four Major Japanese Publishers Sue Cloudflare for 460 Million Yen
February 22, 2022

Four Major Japanese Publishers Sue Cloudflare for 460 Million Yen

Recent efforts in Japan to strengthen its intellectual property protection continues as four major publishers sue Cloudfare

PepsiCo Loses Rights Over Potato Variety
January 29, 2022

PepsiCo Loses Rights Over Potato Variety

Surprising news emerged from India last December. PepsiCo, known for its signature products such as Lays, Doritos, Tropicana and of course Pepsi, sued nine Indian farmers for cultivating Pepsico’s potato variety without a permit, but in the end, it was PepsiCo who had their PVP rights were revoked by the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority (PPVFRA). How is this possible?

Indonesian Decacorn and It’s Founder Sued for IDR 24.9 Trillion Over Alleged Copyright Violation
January 24, 2022

Indonesian Decacorn and It’s Founder Sued for IDR 24.9 Trillion Over Alleged Copyright Violation

Hasan Azhari alias Arman Chasan sued PT Aplikasi Karya Anak Bangsa (Gojek) and Nadiem Makarim for alleged copyright violation to the Commercial Court Jakarta, on December 31, 2021.

The Public Domain Welcomes Winnie The Pooh
January 17, 2022

The Public Domain Welcomes Winnie The Pooh

Since the beginning of this year, there have been reports that Pooh and his friends have entered the public domain, which means that they are now free of copyright. Does this mean that partners are now free to utilize Winnie The Pooh? Without authorization from Disney? Yes, but not entirely. How so?

Protection Of The Performing Arts, Opportunities And Challenges Entering The Industry 5.0
November 08, 2021

Protection Of The Performing Arts, Opportunities And Challenges Entering The Industry 5.0

In facing the era of Industry 5.0, performers of the arts, especially performing arts, are required to think creatively in the face of changing times. The aim is to increase understanding of copyright protection, especially performing arts for artists and performers. So as to provide knowledge to artists so that they can record their creative works in the field of performing arts and also related to the modification of traditional cultural expressions. For this reason, DJKI Kemenkumham on 27-28 October held a Socialization on the Development of Performing Art: Protection of the Archipelago Performing Arts, Opportunities and Challenges in Entering Industry 5.0. The event, which took place in Yogyakarta and was broadcast live through DJKI's YouTube channel , provided a lot of interesting information.

Facebook Changes Name, What About the Trademark?
November 02, 2021

Facebook Changes Name, What About the Trademark?

Last week at the Facebook Connect 2021 conference , Mark Zuckerberg, as CEO of Facebook Inc. officially announced that the company he founded would change its name to Meta. However, this does not mean that the social media platform Facebook will change its name, because this change only applies to the company that houses Facebook. Facebook and other platforms under Facebook Inc, such as Instagram and Whatsapp continue to use the same name. Zuckerberg explained that the use of the new name aligns with Facebook's rebranding efforts, which want to move from a social media company to one that focuses on virtual technology, with the "metaverse" at the heart of its development. Metaverse itself is a virtual world that allows users to play games, work, and communicate in a virtual environment using virtual reality headsets, augmented reality glasses, smartphone applications, and other devices.

Pandemic Does Not Lower The Interest of Indonesian Citizens to Register Their Trademarks
March 31, 2021

Pandemic Does Not Lower The Interest of Indonesian Citizens to Register Their Trademarks

Registering a brand in Indonesia is now quite easy, our government has accommodated its citizens to register their trademark more easily, so that their economic rights are not violated. In 2016, after Law no. 20 of 2016 regarding Marks and Geographical Indications was revised and ratified, then promulgated on November 25, 2016, there were 48,739 trademark registrants with Indonesian citizenship on the DJKI website.

Indonesian Directorate General of Intellectual Property to Form IP Protection Task Force
February 09, 2021

Indonesian Directorate General of Intellectual Property to Form IP Protection Task Force

The advancement of technology has made it easier for the human race to acquire information. In a matter of seconds, almost everything we wish to know could be delivered to our fingertips. In this era, it is not difficult to independently enrich our intellectual capability, as well as to quickly interact within a massive scope. It is undeniable that the internet has brought tremendous benefits to modern life, but as with all the positive things, there is a dark side. Accessible technology has led to rampant Intellectual Property infringement. Violations such as the downloading of pirated software, illegally uploading concert footage to social media, using counterfeit clothing products and so on are still widely carried out by the Indonesian people. Even official news corporations have blatantly spread illegal streaming sites to watch films. This is a portrait of how low the collective Indonesian public’s awareness is in regards to intellectual property rights protection. One question arises: does our government allow it?

WIPO PROOF: Online platform for tamper-proof evidence of intellectual property
January 14, 2021

WIPO PROOF: Online platform for tamper-proof evidence of intellectual property

Human intellectual capability develops in such way that technological advancement in the world reaches the level it is today. Intellectual capability or the ability of human brain, apart from being obtained as a person gets older, can also be improved through education. With education, a person’s intellectual capability is more mature so that it can be poured into an intellectual activity and produces something that can be called a work or innovation.

Indonesia-Denmark Agreement regarding Intellectual Property
January 05, 2021

Indonesia-Denmark Agreement regarding Intellectual Property

On December 7th 2020, Indonesian government through Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DJKI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Denmark Patent and Trademark Office (DKPTO). This agreement between Indonesia and Denmark aims to enhance the process of patent examination, improve the process of trademark and industrial design examination, and also to raise concern and cooperation in relevant law enforcement for DJKI stakeholders.