The Indian Arts And Crafts Act — A Powerful Tool
June 30, 2015
As Native Americans continue to expand their presence in the marketplace, the need to protect tribal identity, affiliation and brand is becoming an issue of increasing importance. Coupled with the increase in e-commerce and a recent flurry of litigation surrounding claims that retailers are falsely advertising that their products are made or designed by Native Americans, it is apparent that intellectual property issues will present unique litigation issues for tribes and Native Americans for many years to come.
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