IJCH 2016 Vol.2(3): 87-94 ISSN: 2382-6177
doi: 10.18178/ijch.2016.2.3.044

Indonesian Crafts: The Overlooked Potential of Geographical Indication

Fadilah H. Arief
Abstract—Geographical Indication (GI) is created to protect a product based on its geographical location that is prone to free-riding, and also to protect the culture and the customer. Indonesia has regulated GI since 1997, but the number of the registered craft products did not increase significantly until 2015. By examining the regulations from the cultural ownership perspective, this study founds the Indonesian crafts’ potentials behind the implementation of GI regulation, which needs the collaboration from various actors to solve the challenges.

Index Terms—Collaboration, crafts, culture, geographical indication, intellectual property.

F. H. Arief is with Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship programme at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (e-mail: farie001@gold.ac.uk, fadilah.arief@gmail.com).

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Cite: Fadilah H. Arief, "Indonesian Crafts: The Overlooked Potential of Geographical Indication," International Journal of Culture and History vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 87-94, 2016.

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