One way to jump-start your product is to register your product brand with HKI. In this article, we will explain about the obligations of IPR consultants and how to register them.
IPR Consultant Obligations Source
Comply with laws and regulations in the field of Intellectual Property Rights and other legal provisions. Protecting the interests of clients, such as keeping confidential information on IPR applications provided to them.
Provide consulting and socialization services in the field of Intellectual Property Rights, including procedures for submitting applications in the field of Intellectual Property Rights.
How to Register Products on HKI
First, just click on the website of the Director General of Intellectual Property Rights at www.dgip.go.id Entrepreneurs can get general information and knowledge about IPR and what types of IPR can be claimed or protected. Especially for brands, you can even check directly whether the brand you want is already owned by another party or not.
After logging in to www.dgip.go.id, click the ‘online service’ feature. After that, click on brand data, an online facility for Indonesian brand data will appear. You enter the name of the desired trademark/service in the box provided, then enter.
So, there will be a number of brands using that name, if any. If the brand is the same, but the goods or services are different, it can be registered. Second, formally inquire directly from the officials of the Director General of Intellectual Property Rights, both at the central Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights and at regional offices spread across various provinces.
Third, consult with IPR consultants. Usually entrepreneurs use the services of an IPR consultant so that they are not bothered with the IPR registration process, or this entrepreneur has problems with IPR. However, you are advised to understand about IPR in general at least through the website of the Director General of Intellectual Property Rights or ask the Director General of Intellectual Property Rights directly, before visiting an IPR consultant.
To guarantee a consultant profession, he must show a card as an IPR consultant from the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia. Regarding costs, HKI consultants provide various price packages for consumers who need their services.
You don’t have to worry about the costs incurred the first time. However, IPR consultants have an obligation to disseminate information about IPR. The initial meeting can also be considered as an opportunity to explain your need for IPR management, as well as assess the consultant’s ability to handle it.
Because, there are IPR consultants who specialize in managing patents, there are also those specifically for brands, and so on. To become an IPR consultant, an application must be submitted in writing to the Minister of Law and Human Rights through the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights. Administrative requirements for submitting an application include:
- Curriculum Vitae;
- Photocopy of valid ID card;
- 6 recent photographs measuring 2×3 cm and 7 sheets measuring 3×4 cm;
- photocopy of diploma that has been legalized;
- Description of passing the English test equivalent to the International TOEFL with a minimum score of 400; and
- Statement letter that is not a civil servant.
The procedure for someone who wants to become a Consultant is to attend training and pass the Consultant training as a general requirement to apply as a Consultant. Training as an Intellectual Property Rights Consultant is only carried out by universities.
If the applicant has met the requirements, then he can be appointed as a consultant. Prior to carrying out his/her position, the consultant must take an oath or promise according to his/her religion in front of the Minister.
The trademark consultant is appointed and the oath or promise is taken, which is registered in the list of IPR Consultants and announced in the Official Gazette in the field of IPR issued by the Directorate General.