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Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia has been included in the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO’s) list of top 10 developing countries with the highest number of intellectual property (IP) applications, the Law and Human Rights Ministry has said.

"This achievement is the result of the hard work of all parties in increasing the number of applications for intellectual property in Indonesia," acting director general for IP at the ministry Razilu said in a statement released on Friday.

In addition, he informed that Indonesia has succeeded in entering the list of WIPO’s top 10 middle-income countries with the highest trademark registrations.

According to data provided in WIPO's 2021 annual report, which was released at the end of 2022, in terms of the number of trademark applications, Indonesia placed second with 127,142 registrations. Meanwhile, Mexico was in the first place with 199,389 registrations.

Other countries in the list included Vietnam (113,079 applications), Argentina (85,844 applications), Ukraine (71,234 applications), the Philippines (64,946 applications), Colombia (55,606 applications), Pakistan (51,325 applications), Peru (42,605 applications), and South Africa (39,863 applications).

Furthermore, in terms of simple patent applications, Indonesia ranked 10th among WIPO member countries with 3,249 registrations.

Other countries in the list included China (with 2,852,219 registrations), Germany (10,576 registrations), Russia (9,079 registrations), Australia (7,844 registrations), Japan (5,238 registrations), Turkey (4,490 registrations), Ukraine (4,425 registrations), South Korea (4,009 registrations), and Thailand (3,762 registrations).

According to Razilu, to keep increasing the number of applications as well as improving the protection for domestic IP, his party has developed a number of digital-based innovations for easy, affordable, and transparent IP registration systems.

For instance, his party launched the automatic approval for copyright registration (POP HC) as well as the automatic approval for trademark application (POP Merek) services in 2022.

"We are striving to present various innovative and revolutionary digital services," he said.

POP HC can expedite the copyright registration process, allowing it to be completed in less than 10 minutes. The service can be accessed on hakcipta.dgip.go.id.

Meanwhile, POP Merek offers three trademark post-approval services, namely brand protection prolongation, license registration, and provision of legalized extracts, which can also be completed in less than 10 minutes. The services can be accessed on merek.dgip.go.id.

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Translator: Muhammad Zulfikar, Uyu Liman
Editor: Azis Kurmala
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