Igloo Tag Trade­mark Trans­ferred

Inuit Art Quarterly - - FOUNDATION UPDATE -

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.

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