UNAIR NEWS – Regarding the finding of a container containing knock off pens from Chine sent by sea at the Port of Tanjung Perak in Surabaya, the Directorate General of Customs and Excise held a Press Conference at PT Petikemas Perak Surabaya on Thursday, January 9, 2020.
Besides the Directorate of Customs and Excise, Ministry of Law and Human Rights, the Attorney General’s Office, the Police, and also the Supreme Court, the press conference was also attended by Professor of Universitas Airlangga, who is also an expert in the field of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Prof. Dr Rahmi Jened, S.H., M.H. as a representative from the academics.
Prof. Rahmi revealed that there were IPR violations from the import of counterfeit goods carried out by PT PAM in the form of Standard pens where the owner or brand holder was PT Standardpen Industries (PT SI). The directorate then held two containers of imported goods temporarily by Surabaya Commercial Court for inspection and prevented the distribution.
“Yes, there are indications of IPR violations there, so a temporary suspension must be made so the goods are not distributed first,” said Prof. Rahmi.
Prof. Rahmi explained that only a small portion of counterfeit goods or knock off brands were revealed. Knock off goods or fake goods, said Prof. Rahmi, of course, will cause losses not only to the state or the owner of the original goods or brand holders, but also to the public as consumers.
“Nowadays, counterfeiting is not only done on goods, even medicines and pharmaceutical products also have their knock off products. Many parties sustain losses, the state as they do not pay import duties, brand owner producers, and of course the public as consumers will also be harmed because it could be a dangerous product, ” she said.
Therefore Prof. Rahmi also expressed her appreciation to the Customs, the Supreme Court, the Attorney General’s Office, the Police, and also the staff who had revealed the case because this was a joint commitment to eradicate counterfeit goods and enforce the law.
“I give appreciation to all relevant agencies that have revealed this case, because this is our job to uphold legal justice in this country and fight counterfeit products which cause losses to all parties,” she said.
Prof. Rahmi also hoped that in the future, law enforcement in Indonesia will be even better and there is also a common perception of law about IPR for law enforcement in Indonesia.
“Hopefully in the future our law enforcement will be even better, and of course we expect a common perception for law enforcers on IPR law,” she concluded. (*)
Author: Sugeng Andrean
Editor: Binti Q Masruroh