Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DGIP), Ministry of Laws Human Rights of the Republic Indonesia, on June 7, 2023, made a visit to the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center of the US Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C. to discuss plans for cooperation between DGIP and Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) in intellectual property rights enforcement.
The DGIP delegates was chaired by the Director of IP Investigation and Dispute Settlement, Anom Wibowo. They were received directly by the Director of National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, James Mancuso
According to Anom, the DGIP believed that law enforcement cooperation between the two agencies will become a strategic part of both countries efforts in protecting intellectual property. Mancuso on the other hand expressed his appreciation for the visit as well as his agency’s enthusiasm in cooperating with the DGIP. Mancuse hoped that the cooperation would lead to many beneficial outcomes for both Indonesia and the United States
Within the scope of the proposed cooperation between DGIP and HIS are exchange of information, collaboration in law enforcement, sharing of best practices, as well as technical and substantial trainings on IP investigation.
As part of its commitment to continuously improve the competence and capacity of its personnel, particularly in enforcement sector, DGIP has also sent its investigation officer (PPNS) to participate in a training program called International Cybercrime Investigations Workshop that is being held at the time this article is released in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, from 12 to 23 June 2023.
The program itself is organized by Jakarta Center for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC), a training center that was established in 2004 by the Indonesian National Police in cooperation with Australian Federal Police. According to JCLEC Program Executive Director, Brett Pointing, from year to year his organization has been organizing trainings, workshops and dialogues attended by more than 40.000 participants from 85 countries, making it an international center of expertise exchange in fighting cross-border crimes.
The current program where DGIP is invited is also attended by trainees from Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, dan Maldives; whereas the trainers are experts from Australia, New Zealand, dan Kanada.