Event: Design Dialogue on the "Rise to the Challenge of the Future Design Business in Indonesia and Beyond"

April 2016

A dialogue on the opportunities and challenges of the design industry in Indonesia in the light of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) which took into effect this year was held at the Pullman Thamrin Hotel on the 17th of February 2016. As one of the invited panelists on AEC`s implications on public awareness, trademarks and intellectual property rights of the designs produced by Indonesia`s talented designers and professionals, PTI Architects` Managing Director Doddy Tjahjadi welcomes the opportunity to showcase Indonesia`s capabilities in architecture, planning and interior design into the ASEAN Region.

At the same time, he also emphasized that Indonesian designers must understand the importance of protecting one`s ownership/copyrights to one`s design through clearly crafted contracts and agreements. Architects should use the copyright symbol on documents, plans, sketches, photographs and designs as a reminder to the users of the works and the rights of the designer. If and when an architect`s copyright or moral right has occurred, the architect must act expeditiously to protect their rights.