But Ferguson has said that the producer routinely implied that he was the real Mr. Bean. He also lied to Ferguson about his role. What exactly KK Dheerj did is unclear. He probably did not use the words Mr Bean which are a registered trademark. Whether he used photos or images of the real Mr Bean is also unclear, but that could be copyright infringement. No specific personality rights exist. Unfair competition law in Indonesia is extremely poorly developed but Mr Bean is famous enough the world over to potentially give rise to an illegal act of unfair competition. There is a criminal unfair competition offence under Article 382 bis of the Penal Code or a civil wrong under Article 1365 of the Civil Code.
But these are extremely vague and for years IP experts have complained that these are too unclear to apply to IPR situations. A conference of experts in 2004 agreed that. The IPO is having a debate whether to include specific passing off type provisions in the trademark law amendments as a consequence of the vagueness of these provisions.