Igloo Tag Trademark Transferred
On July 6, 2017, the IAF happily announced that the Foundation took over ownership of the Igloo Tag Trademark from the federal government after several years of stakeholder consultation. Established in 1958, this iconic mark distinguishes artwork made by Inuit from other mass-market, fraudulent objects. The transfer marks the first time in an almost 60-year history that the mark will be managed by Inuit. To ensure that the mark is as effective as possible, the IAF is undertaking an extensive consultation tour that began with the Nunavut Arts Festival. For more information on the trademark, current licensees, upcoming consultation dates, how to participate in an online consultation and more see iglootag.inuitartfoundation.org.
ABOVE The IAF leads stakeholder consultations during the Nunavut Arts Festival in Iqaluit, July 2017. To read about the program turn to page 78.