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Lecture — 20 Years of IPR Protection System In Indonesia: Changes And Hopes

When: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 15:00 to 17:00
Venue: SMU Li Ka Shing Library, Hive, Level 2, 70 Stamford Road, Singapore 178901


After joining the WTO in 1994, Indonesia embarked on a wave of IPR reforms with amendments of existing laws as well as issuance of new laws throughout the past 20 years. Still many doubted on whether such progressive reform was to serve actual needs at home rather than to merely fulfill Indonesia’s international obligations. In fact, after two decades the IP scene in Indonesia is still plagued with many problems such as delays at the IP Office, slow growth of local-based IPs, rampant piracy and counterfeiting, up to frequent controversial court decisions.     

The good news is however the current government seems committed to make creative economy one of Indonesia’s economic backbone for the future. This is evidenced by creation a special agency for that purpose, under which concern for IPR protection was regarded essential. Furthermore, new laws of Copyright, Patent and Trademark were recently issued, not only to address shortcomings in the replaced laws, but also the needs of local stakeholders while at the same time trying to harmonize the system regionally as well as globally. 

The lecture therefore will discuss development of Indonesian IPR protection, its challenges and obstacles, as well as the direction it would take in the future especially under the new government and after the issuance of the new laws. The lecture will also try to discuss on what impact those changes would have on Indonesia’s standing as the largest economy in the region.



Prayudi Setiadharma is an Indonesian registered Intellectual Property Attorney based in Jakarta, as well as the lecturer of IPR and Business Law at the Faculty of Economics, Surya University, Tangerang, Indonesia. He is also one of the official panellists for Indonesian domain name (.id) dispute settlement, the Head of Research & Development Section of the Indonesian Intellectual Property Rights Attorney Association (AKHKI), and used to be Patent Committee member of the Indonesian Group of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) from 2007 to 2014. Apart from practicing law and lecturing, Prayudi also develop and maintain a website,, dedicated as a portal for all information and links regarding intellectual property rights. He is the author of a book “Mari Mengenal HKI (Introduction to IPR)” (Goodfaith, 2010), a popular work on selected IPR topics aimed at non-legal audience. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Newcastle, Australia, from July 2017.



Kung-Chung LIU holds LLB and LLM degree from National Taiwan University and a Doctor of Law degree from the Ludwig Maximilian Universitaet (University of Munich). He was a Research Fellow at Academia Sinica, Taiwan between 1992/1-2017/1. In 2003,  he was a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore and  Visiting Senior Research Fellow for the IP Academy of Singapore. Professor Liu has served as one of the founding Commissioners of the National Communications Commission in Taiwan between 2006 and 2007. In 2014/4-15/7, he was a Visiting Professor at the School of Law, Singapore Management University, and the Founding Director of the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA). He is currently the Director of ARCIALA. In addition, Professor Liu has been co-appointed Professor of the Renmin University, China (2017), and of the Graduate Institute of Technology, Innovation & Intellectual Property Management, National Chengchi University, Taiwan (since 2010).



Renuka Medury is a Research Associate at the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual  Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA). She is an Intellectual Property lawyer from India where she worked as part of the ‘Commercial IP’ team of a prominent law firm in the National Capital Region. She has significant experience in the drafting and review of IP related contracts and due diligence work. She recently graduated from the Duke University School of Law, USA, with an LLM in ‘Law & Entrepreneurship’, and undertook a practical experience component with the Office of Licensing & Ventures, Duke University. Renuka previously completed an LLM (Intellectual Property Specialization; Law & Technology Certificate) from the Boalt School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, USA, in 2012.

Her primary area of interest pertains to copyright laws, and in particular, the status of works created by AI in the realm of copyright laws.



2.30pm - Registration

3.00pm – Lecture by Mr. Prayudi

4.15pm – Disscussion by Ms. Renuka

4.30pm -  Q & A

5.00pm - End of Event

Public CPD Points - 1.5 points 

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Last updated on 16 May 2018 .