YouTuber Baim Wong apologizes for effort to trademark ‘Citayam Vogue Week’ – Leisure

Yohana Belinda (The Jakarta Submit)

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Tue, July 26, 2022


After a barrage of backlash, YouTuber Baim Wong has withdrawn his software to trademark the identify of the Jakarta style occasion. 

YouTuber Baim Wong has mentioned he’ll now not search to trademark the phrase “Citayam Vogue 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 latest 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 wished the transfer to trigger controversy and that he and his spouse had merely wished to assist the occasion. 

On July 20, Baim had filed an software with the Regulation and Human Rights Ministry to trademark the phrase “Citayam Vogue Week” underneath the corporate PT Tiger Wong. 

“Citayam Vogue Week just isn’t mine. It’s theirs, it’s Indonesia’s. I simply had the imaginative and prescient to make Citayam Vogue Week greater than only a development, a authorized occasion that isn’t seasonal. Most significantly, it may possibly increase Indonesia’s style to the world,” Baim wrote on his private Instagram account on Monday.

Citayam Vogue Week is a blanket time period used to check with spontaneous gatherings of younger Indonesians, largely teenagers, within the public areas of Sudirman, South Jakarta. Contributors placed on style reveals sporting outfits which might be, for essentially the most half, cheap however creatively custom-made.

Because the occasion has turn into more and more widespread, increasingly more public figures have latched onto it, which some contributors say has modified it from an impromptu, artistic gathering to a extra corporatized development. 

Like various such public figures belonging to a extra luxurious style crowd, Baim mentioned he wished to place Citayam Vogue Week on a grander stage. He additionally claimed he didn’t have any intention of benefiting from the occasion. 

The YouTuber mentioned he held no grudge in opposition to those that had “misunderstood” his actions as being motivated by greed.

“I don’t blame and haven’t any grudge in opposition to anybody – actually I don’t. Within the identify of Allah, by no means,” Baim mentioned.

He mentioned he had not, at first, realized that Citayam Vogue 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 underneath any mental property rights both; it’s public area,” he mentioned, referring to an space of Shibuya, Tokyo, that can be recognized for its style gatherings.

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