Geographical Indications Protection “Pulut Mandoti Rice” as an Alternative of People Economic Empowerment

Hasbir Paserangi


Pulut Mandoti is one kind of sticky rice in Indonesia and only found in the villages of Kendenan and Salukanan, Enrekang regency of South Sulawesi. The advantageous among others: when cooked, the rice will release typical smell such pandan leaves until tens of meters. If this kind is grown in other land, then its smell will be different. This study aimed to identify and understand the extent of geographical factors (natural and including human factors) for Pulut Mandoti rice has potency to be registered as Intellectual Property Rights in Geographical Indications regime. This study was conducted in Enrekang of South Sulawesi. This study is a legal research using normative and empirical approaches through data collection techniques, direct-interviews and questionnaires which have been prepared, daily notes and observations. Data processing used through qualitative and descriptive techniques. The result of study is the rise of motivation, attitudes and people’s knowledge about intellectual property rights, especially geographical indication. In addition, the achievable goal is the establishment of legal protection in the registration of Geographical Indications on Pulut Mandoti rice for farmer groups Pulut Mandoti rice in Enrekang of South Sulawesi to improve the local economy.

Keywords: Geographical Indication, Legal Protection, Mandoti, Pulut

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