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Indonesia’s DGCE Implemented Recordation System to Prevent Trade Mark and Copyright Infringement

Indonesia has encouraged trade mark and copyright holders to record their IP assets with the Indonesian Directorate General of Customs and Excise (DGCE). This system is part of the Indonesian government’s efforts to reduce trade mark and copyright counterfeits by way of temporary suspension. Implemented under the Indonesian Government Regulation No. 20 (year 2017) and Regulation of Ministry of Finance Number 40/PMK.04/2018, the system regulates the import and export of infringing goods. This recordation system, which commenced 21 June 2018, is an ex-officio scheme that only applies to trade marks and copyright, whereas the temporary suspension for other IP aspects are required to go through a judicial scheme.

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