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Supporting U.S. & Indonesia's Creative Economy and Innovation: The Importance of Intellectual Property Rights

The United States-Indonesia Society,   U.S. Embassy Jakarta,  and @america

Cordially invite you to an Open Forum on

Supporting U.S. & Indonesia’s Creative Economy and Innovation: The Importance of Intellectual Property Rights


Ambassador Charles H. Rivkin
Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs

Triawan Munaf

Chairman of Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (BEKRAF)

Sheila Timothy 

Executive Director

Association of Indonesian Film Producers (APROFI)


Ruben Hattari

Director of Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Indonesia

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

03:00 – 04:30 pm

Venue: @america

Pacific Place, 3rd Floor

Jl. Jenderal Sudirman, Kav. 52-53

Innovation has increasingly become one of the most important drivers of economic development in many countries around the world. In Indonesia alone, the creative industry sector contributes roughly 7% to the national GDP. In the United States, creative industries contribute almost $700 billion to the nation’s economy. Not only this, innovation also helps to expand trade and investment between nations, opens up new employment opportunities, and makes countries potentially more resilient in times of global economic crises.


In order to support the continued development of innovation, both the United States and Indonesian government have set laws to help protect innovators and their creations through the establishment of intellectual property rights (IPR), such as trademarks, patents and copyrights. However, establishing these laws are just one part of the process. Enforcing them is a much harder task which many governments and businesses still struggle with. Crimes such as digital media piracy, copyright infringement, and many more still plague countries as advanced as Indonesia and the United States.


What role do governments play in fostering innovation in Indonesia and the United States? How important is IPR protection to the growth of innovation and creative industries in these countries? How can inventors, artists, creators, and entrepreneurs bring ideas to market without losing creative rights? What are the main challenges that still need to be overcome and what best practices can be shared in terms of protecting IPR? How can the United States and Indonesia collaborate to foster innovation and protect intellectual property rights?


USINDO in cooperation with U.S. Embassy Jakarta is delighted to host this open forum on Supporting U.S. & Indonesia’s Creative Economy and Innovation: The Importance of Intellectual Property Rights. Please join us for this informative event.

This event is open and FREE of charge. To register, please kindly RSVP HERE by  09.00 am, Wednesday, November 4, 2015.