Indonesia to combat product piracy and counterfeits with new protection framework

Southeast Asia’s largest economy Indonesia is striving to develop an efficient and effectively enforced intellectual property (IP) ecosystem to stop rampant piracy and counterfeit products across the country, with a view to attract more investments from the US and Europe.

Such an ecosystem would include an improved regulatory framework, the establishment of an IP task force, training for investigators, IP awareness-raising campaigns and enforcement against IP infringements, the country’s intellectual property rights director-general Freddy Harris said.

The government’s move is a response to the issuance of the 2021 Priority Watch List by the Office of the United States Trade Representative. Indonesia is on the watch list due to widespread piracy and counterfeiting and, in particular, the lack of enforcement against counterfeit products.

Making Indonesia “more business-friendly”

Harris said efforts were underway to adjust every regulation to common or universal best practices and make them “more investment and business-friendly.”

He further highlighted the importance of networking by involving relevant stakeholders in tackling IP infringements, which includes preventive measures.

Indonesian anti-counterfeit officials have also teamed up with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the first collaboration of its kind. The FBI is working with Indonesia’s National Police Criminal Investigation Department to investigate the sale of piracy and counterfeit products at physical and online marketplaces, Harris said.



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Southeast Asia’s largest economy Indonesia is striving to develop an efficient and effectively enforced intellectual property (IP) ecosystem to stop rampant piracy and counterfeit products across the country, with a view to attract more investments from the US and Europe. Such an ecosystem would include an improved regulatory framework, the establishment of an IP task force, training for investigators, IP awareness-raising campaigns and enforcement against IP infringements, the country’s intellectual property rights director-general Freddy Harris said. The government’s move is a response to the issuance of the 2021 Priority Watch List by the Office of the United States Trade Representative....

Southeast Asia’s largest economy Indonesia is striving to develop an efficient and effectively enforced intellectual property (IP) ecosystem to stop rampant piracy and counterfeit products across the country, with a view to attract more investments from the US and Europe.

Such an ecosystem would include an improved regulatory framework, the establishment of an IP task force, training for investigators, IP awareness-raising campaigns and enforcement against IP infringements, the country’s intellectual property rights director-general Freddy Harris said.

The government’s move is a response to the issuance of the 2021 Priority Watch List by the Office of the United States Trade Representative. Indonesia is on the watch list due to widespread piracy and counterfeiting and, in particular, the lack of enforcement against counterfeit products.

Making Indonesia “more business-friendly”

Harris said efforts were underway to adjust every regulation to common or universal best practices and make them “more investment and business-friendly.”

He further highlighted the importance of networking by involving relevant stakeholders in tackling IP infringements, which includes preventive measures.

Indonesian anti-counterfeit officials have also teamed up with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the first collaboration of its kind. The FBI is working with Indonesia’s National Police Criminal Investigation Department to investigate the sale of piracy and counterfeit products at physical and online marketplaces, Harris said.



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