The DGIPR delegation, led by Mr. Amir Syamsudin, the Minister of Law and Human Rights of Indonesia, visited ACPAA in the afternoon of April 8,2013 and hold a seminar with delegate from ACPAA. Liu Jian, Deputy Director of the department of International Cooperation of SIPO, Ms.Li Yanmei, Director of Division 3，Department of International Corporation of SIPO, Mr. Yang Wu, President of ACPAA, Li Jianrong, Secretary General of ACPAA, Wu Dajian, Consultant of ACPAA, Cui Xiaoguang and David Cheng, Standing Council Members of ACPAA, Cao Lingling, Deputy Secretary-general of ACPAA, together with three members of secretariat of ACPAA, attended the seminar.
Firstly, Mr. Yang Wu warmly extended applause to DGIPR delegation. Then he gave a detailed introduction to ACPAA, including the structure and function of ACPAA, the general information about patent attorneys and patent agencies in China, membership management system, professional liability system for patent attorneys, and recent working focus of ACPAA. According to Yang, there are altogether 924 patent agencies and 8086 patent attorneys around China. The total amount of patent application of 2012 is over 2.05 million, while the rate of patent commissioning is over 70%.
Mr. Amir Syamsudin, Minister of Law and Human rights, firstly expressed grateful thanks to ACPAA, and sang high praise for the achievement ACPAA has made in patent commissioning professions, and the normalized system of management for patent attorneys and patent agencies. Then Mr. Amir Syamsudin gave a detailed introduction to recent intellectual property work in Indonesia.
According to statistics, dated back to 1894, competent authorizes in Indonesia had began to deal with IP-related affairs. In 1998, the competent authorities changed its name as Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights (DGIPR), which is responsible for all the appraisal and administrative affairs related to IP matters. At present, DGIPR is under the leadership of Minister of law and human rights, which consist of departments of Intellectual Property, Rights, Immigration, General Legal Administration, Trademark, copyrights, Secretariat and etc.
In Indonesia, the Patent Law, the Trademark Law, the Copyright Law, the Design Law and IP-related laws were enacted after the year of 2000. According to the Patent Law, only when inventions were put into production can the inventors file patent applications, the duration for patent protection is 20 years, while the one for tiny patent is 10 years. According to the Design Law, it is comparatively easy for one patent be granted. If patent application document of one product was put in publication and receive no objection, then it can be granted without substantive examination. On the other hand, the duration for repeal the qualification of design patent is 210 days, which is the longest in the world.
The representatives from ACPAA and DGIPR also exchange information about membership management system, professional liability system and trademark commissioning of ACPAA. This seminar not only strengthened communication and friendship but also lay a good foundation for future cooperation.