Minggu, 04 Oktober 2009

IPR under the Ministerial Regulation 31/2008




In August 2008, the Indonesian government has issued a Ministerial Regulation No. 31 Year 2008 on the Undertaking of Franchise. This Ministerial Regulation is intended to replace the previous Ministerial Regulation, the Ministerial Regulation No. 12 of 2006.
Ministerial Regulation No. 31 prescribes several points that have not been previously regulated, among others on the registration of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) such as logos, marks, industrial designs and patents.
Pursuant to Article 2 paragraph (1) jo. Article 5 paragraph (1) of the Ministerial Regulation No. 31, a Franchise Agreement shall at the minimum contain several points including Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) that have been registered. In this regards the government requires that any IPR related to the franchise business in concern must first be registered with the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights. Evidence of registration of the IPR shall be attached to the Franchise Agreement.
How if a Franchise Agreement has not attached any evidence of registration of the IPR related to the business being franchised?
Registration of the IPR related to the business being franchised can be carried out at the Directorate General of IPR through experienced consultants, in accordance with the IPR classification and the business activities. Experiences and strategies in the registration of IPR are a must in order to mitigate any potential problems that may harm either the Franchisee or the Franchisor in future.
Some adjustment in the Franchise Agreement to attach evidence of registration of the IPR should meet the conditions required under the Ministerial Regulation No. 31.

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Selasa, 11 November 2008




Pada bulan Agustus lalu, pemerintah telah menerbitkan Peraturan Menteri No. 31 Tahun 2008 tentang Penyelenggaraan Waralaba. Peraturan Menteri ini dimaksudkan untuk mengganti Peraturan Menteri sebelumnya, yaitu Peraturan Menteri No. 12 Tahun 2006.

Peraturan Menteri No. 31 ini mengatur beberapa hal yang belum diatur sebelumnya. Antara lain mengenai pendaftaran Hak Kekayaan Intelektual (HKI) seperti logo, merek, desain industri maupun paten.

Dalam Pasal 2 ayat 1 jo. Pasal 5 ayat 1 Peraturan Menteri No. 31 diatur bahwa Perjanjian Waralaba (Franchise Agreement) sekurangnya memuat beberapa hal termasuk Hak Kekayaan Intelektual (HKI) yang telah terdaftar. Dalam hal ini pemerintah mensyaratkan HKI terkait dengan usaha waralaba yang diperjanjikan harus terlebih dahulu didaftarkan pada Direktorat Jenderal HKI. Bukti pendaftaran HKI disyaratkan untuk dilampirkan pada Perjanjian Waralaba.

Bagaimana halnya dengan Perjanjian Waralaba yang belum melampirkan bukti pendaftaran HKI terkaitnya?

Pendaftaran HKI terkait dapat segera dilakukan pada Ditjen HKI melalui konsultan yang berpengalaman, disesuaikan dengan kelas dan bidang usahanya. Pengalaman dan strategi dalam pendaftaran HKI diperlukan untuk menghindari hal-hal yang dapat merugikan Penerima Waralaba ataupun Pemberi Waralaba dikemudian hari.

Sedikit perubahan pada Perjanjian Waralaba untuk melampirkan bukti pendaftaran HKI akan memenuhi ketentuan HKI yang disyaratkan Peraturan Menteri No. 31.





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Sampoerna Strategic Square
South Tower, 18th Fl.
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav 45-46
Jakarta 12930 Indonesia


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