Detiktoday.com – Minister of Law and Human Rights, Yasonna Laoly inaugurated 139 new Intellectual Property (KI) consultants, Thursday (15/10/2020). Yasonna considered the inauguration of the 11th class of KI consultant graduate. According to him, the presence of IP consultants is very strategic to help protect the intellectual property rights of the community.
“The existence of an KI consultant is intended to help and represent the public, especially intellectual property rights applicants such as creators, inventors, designers, rights holders or other parties who have the right to apply for registration in the field of intellectual property,” Yasonna explained during the inauguration ceremony for KI consultants at Graha Pengayoman. Ministry of Law and Human Rights.
Not only in the intellectual property registration process, Yasonna said that IP consultants also have a moral responsibility to introduce the importance of IP protection to the public. IP consultants encourage Indonesians to protect their work as well as regional property through intellectual property registration.
“The KI consultants socialize, encourage the community to continue to be creative. Encourage regions to register communal intellectual property as well as geographical indications, “said Yasonna. “Research shows that the number of intellectual property applicants, be it brands, patents, industrial designs, or others, has a positive correlation with the economic growth of a nation,” he continued.
Seeing his large role, the IP consultants who were appointed were required to have good legal and technical skills for all types of intellectual property. IP consultants always follow developments on IP issues both on a national and international scale. Prospective IP consultants must pass the Intellectual Property Consultant training held by a tertiary institution appointed by the Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DJKI).
With this inauguration, Indonesia has 964 IP consultants. Yasonna advised all KI consultants to always maintain integrity and trust. “You (KI consultants) must become KI consultants who maintain your integrity, maintain your professional code of ethics, and of course obey the principles and obey the law,” concluded Yasonna.