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Foreigners patent hundreds of Bali jewelry designs

  • Irawaty Wardany

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar | Mon, July 7 2008 | 10:31 am

PREMIUM Balinese jewelry artisans lamented the fact that foreign entrepreneurs had copyrighted hundreds of the country's and the island's traditional jewelry designs, thus, placing the rightful heirs of those designs in a weak legal position. "There have been some cases in which our artisans faced legal suits because they made jewelry based on traditional motifs and designs which apparen...