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Public Consultation on the Draft Attachment of Government Regulation on Business Licensing Norms, Standards, Procedures and Criteria
On 26 October 2020, EuroCham was invited by the National Agency for Food and Drug Control (BPOM) to participate in a Public Consultation on the Draft Attachment of the Government Regulation on Business Licensing Norms, Standards, Procedures and Criteria. The event was organized by the Deputy II of BPOM and invited relevant stakeholders and associations, which includes EuroCham. In this Meeting, EuroCham was represented by the Head and Deputy of the Cosmetics Working Group. The purpose of this public consultation is meant to generate inputs regarding several existing business licenses at BPOM to be included in the attachment to the Draft Government Regulation on Business Licensing, as one of the derivative regulation of the Job Creation Law.
On 27 October 2020, EuroCham met the Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DGIP) of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights to discuss the topic of second medical use. DGIP was represented at the Meeting by Dede Mia Yusanti (Director of Patents, Layout Design of Integrated Circuits and Trade Secrets), Fajar Sulaeman (Deputy Director for International Cooperation), and Dian Nurfitri (Head of Sub Directorate of Patent Inspection). While EuroCham was represented by the Head of EuroCham Intellectual Property Working Group, Kin Wah (Rouse), and the Head of the Pharma and MedTech Working Group, Hanum Yahya (Novartis).
During the Meeting, EuroCham highlighted the importance of second medical use as regulated under Article 4 Point f (2) of the Patent Law in its relation with the current COVID-19 situation. In response, DGIP also shared their plans on the ongoing revision of the Patent Law to possibly remove the stipulation in order to protect new discovery.