We always facilitate the intellectual property protection of the products
Banjarmasin, S Kalimantan (ANTARA) – The South Kalimantan Office of Law and Human Rights Ministry has committed to providing intellectual property protection for the products of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the province.
“We always facilitate the intellectual property protection of the products,” the office’s Head of the Intellectual Property Service Sub-Sector Eka Shanty Maulina stated here on Sunday.
She said, many MSME products in South Kalimantan are popular among people from other provinces including snacks, sasirangan cloth, and various accessories such as bracelets and necklaces made of gemstones.
According to her, MSME players have a strategic role to attract visitors and give an added value to South Kalimantan.
For that reason, through its Intellectual Property Service Sub-Sector, the ministry continues to make efforts so that the local products can be registered and protected by law as an exclusive right granted by the state for products with economic value.
Maulina added that the auto-approval system is implemented for every intellectual property application made online as a form of commitment to improve services for the community.
She explained that with the system being implemented, applications would be approved the day they are submitted.
The Law and Human Rights Ministry also synergized with the Standardization and Industrial Services Center of the Industry Ministry in relation to product registration for business players assisted by the Standardization and Industrial Services Center to be registered as intellectual property products.
Earlier, Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna H. Laoly invited all regional governments to encourage their people to gain greater awareness of intellectual property.
Examples of intellectual property comprise recording copyright, brand rights, and geography indication, Laoly stated.
The intellectual property ecosystem, as the economic cycle driven by innovation and creativity, not only improves their owners’ economy but can also bolster the growth and development of the national economy, the minister explained.
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