Yohana Belinda (The Jakarta Submit)
Tue, July 26, 2022
After a barrage of backlash, YouTuber Baim Wong has withdrawn his software to trademark the title of the Jakarta vogue occasion.
YouTuber Baim Wong has mentioned he’ll not search to trademark the phrase “Citayam Trend Week” following backlash from the general public and sure notable figures, together with Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil.
Baim, who’s greatest recognized for he and his spouse Paula Verhoeven’s YouTube channel, has put out statements on social media in current days claiming that his effort to trademark the phrase was not pushed by enterprise ambition.
In a YouTube video printed on Tuesday, he mentioned he had not needed the transfer to trigger controversy and that he and his spouse had merely needed to help the occasion.
On July 20, Baim had filed an software with the Legislation and Human Rights Ministry to trademark the phrase “Citayam Trend Week” below the corporate PT Tiger Wong.
“Citayam Trend Week will not be mine. It’s theirs, it’s Indonesia’s. I simply had the imaginative and prescient to make Citayam Trend Week greater than only a pattern, a authorized occasion that isn’t seasonal. Most significantly, it will possibly enhance Indonesia’s vogue to the world,” Baim wrote on his private Instagram account on Monday.
Citayam Trend Week is a blanket time period used to check with spontaneous gatherings of younger Indonesians, principally teenagers, within the public areas of Sudirman, South Jakarta. Contributors placed on vogue reveals sporting outfits which might be, for essentially the most half, cheap however creatively personalized.
Because the occasion has grow to be more and more in style, increasingly public figures have latched onto it, which some members say has modified it from an impromptu, artistic gathering to a extra corporatized pattern.
Like quite a few such public figures belonging to a extra luxurious vogue crowd, Baim mentioned he needed to place Citayam Trend Week on a grander stage. He additionally claimed he didn’t have any intention of making the most of the occasion.
The YouTuber mentioned he held no grudge towards those that had “misunderstood” his actions as being motivated by greed.
“I don’t blame and haven’t any grudge towards anybody – actually I don’t. Within the title of Allah, by no means,” Baim mentioned.
He mentioned he had not, at first, realized that Citayam Trend Week was a part of the general public area.
“Proper after the reason [that it was, in fact, in the public domain], I instantly understood, as a result of Harajuku in Japan isn’t owned below any mental property rights both; it’s public area,” he mentioned, referring to an space of Shibuya, Tokyo, that can be recognized for its vogue gatherings.