Iban's Pua Kumbu: Geographical Indications Towards Intellectual Property

Siti Noor Aisyah, Ishak (2021) Iban's Pua Kumbu: Geographical Indications Towards Intellectual Property. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.

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This research addresses the issue of applying suitable In IP protection for the Iban traditional textile known as Pua Kumbu. The thesis conducted a case study on pua kumbu with the relation with GI from the perspective of Malaysia framework. This exploratory research was done mainly based on qualitative methodology where the primary data gathered using interviews, observations, and document reviews. Besides that, selected literature including other relevant documents and data from personal observations, derived previous research were examined to provide insights on the subject and to help achieving research objectives. The study found that, IP protection specifically GI was important for preserving and sustaining pua kumbu mainly for commercialization. This was because the major potential benefits that can be gain from this regime is from the socio-economy aspect. Those benefits immunity in Sarawak. The state government play vital role in the successful registration for potentially Sarawak Pua Kumbu GI. It was found also higher education institution play important role in conducting research for gaining IP protection for traditional handicrafts. The protection for TCEF and TK is not established yet in our country, so GI is the most suitable tool for time being when compared to other IP mechanism. The collective and perpetual protection duration characteristic of GI enable it to be the best sustainability option for Iban’s traditional pua kumbu.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Thesis (MSc.) - Universiti Malaysia Sarawak , 2021.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intellectual property, geographical indications, preservation, pua kumbu.
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2021 00:49
Last Modified: 29 May 2023 05:05
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/36668

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