This data integration is a breakthrough in collecting KIK's data and information at one place.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Law and Human Rights Ministry unveiled an update to the communal intellectual property national data center (PDN KIK) application that protects Indonesia's cultural value.

"The update to the PDN KIK will make it the only platform that presents valid data concerning information on communal intellectual property," Law and Human Rights Vice Minister Edward Omar Sharif Hiariej noted.

During the event to unveil PDN KIK here on Tuesday, Hiariej explained that the data center will be capable of integrating communal intellectual property data scattered across several related ministries' or institutions' databases.

One of the information contained in it is non-material cultural inheritance that earlier came under the Education, Culture, Research, and Technology Ministry, he pointed out.

In addition, the data center contains biodiversity information in the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) and natural medicine information system in the National Agency of Drug and Food Control (BPOM).

"This data integration is a breakthrough in collecting KIK's data and information at one place," Hiariej affirmed.

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As a result, it would make it easy for people to find references related to history, culture, traditional knowledge, and geographic indication potential, he elaborated.

The communal intellectual property data center could also be a reference point for patent and industry design examiners in conducting an examination of intellectual property submission that came from KIK.

Moreover, this data center will strengthen the proof of ownership over Indonesia's communal intellectual property and could serve as repository of materials to promote Indonesia's culture to the international world.

Meanwhile, official from the Intellectual Property Director General Razilu noted that the number of KIK recorded under the director general had reached 1,651.

"Not all of them are here actually since Indonesia has a vast geographic landscape that resulted in each region having a unique cultural characteristic," Razilu explained.

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