Intellectual Property Webinars Available Now


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Patent, trade secrets, copyright, trademark. We’ve heard these terms, but what do they mean in practice? What is the role of intellectual property law in the cultural revitalization and economic development activities of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian organizations?

On September 10 and 24, 2020 the Native American Rights Fund, National Congress of American Indians, and Colorado Law presented Webinars on Indigenous Peoples & Intellectual Property for Indigenous Leaders, Lawyers, and Community Members

The webinars feature indigenous experts and representatives from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and were geared especially to indigenous leaders, lawyers, and community members.

Webinar recordings and materials are available below. Download panelist  contact information.

WEBINAR 1: OVERVIEW OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE & TRADITIONAL CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS
SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 – 9 :00- 11:00 A.M. MT


9:00– 9:05 A.M. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
Sue Noe, Senior Staff Attorney, NARF (see presentation materials)

9:05 – 9:35 A.M. WIPO COMMMENTARY ON IP AND TK & TCES
Rebecka Forsgren, Indigenous Fellow, WIPO (see presentation materials)
Begoña Venero, Senior Counsellor, WIPO

9:35 – 10:05 A.M. USPTO COMMENTARY ON IP AND TK & TCES
Michael Shapiro, Senior Counsel, Office of Policy and International Affairs, USPTO
Dominic Keating, Director, Intellectual Property Attaché Program, Office of Policy and International Affairs, USPTO
Susan Anthony, USPTO Tribal Affairs Liaison and Attorney-Advisor, Office of Policy and International Affairs, USPTO

10:05 – 10:35 A.M. INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES ON IP AND TK & TCES
Angela R. Riley, Professor of Law and Director of the Native Nations Law and Policy Center, UCLA School of Law
Trevor Reed, Associate Professor of Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University (see presentation materials)

10:35 – 11:00 A.M. Q & A PANELISTS AND PARTICIPANTS

Related materials:

Angela R. Riley, “Straight Stealing”: Towards an Indigenous System of Cultural Property Protection, 80 Wash. L. Rev. 69 (2005)

Kristen A. Carpenter & Angela R. Riley, Indigenous Peoples and the Jurisgenerative Moment in Human Rights, 102 Calif. L. Rev. 173 (2014)

Begoña Venero Aguirre & HaiYuean Tualima (lead authors), WIPO, Protect and Promote Your Culture: A Practical Guide to Intellectual Property for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (Toby Boyd ed. 2017)

 


WEBINAR 2 : US LEGAL PROTECTIONS FOR TK & TCES, GAPS IN PROTECTION, AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ INITIATIVES
SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 – 9:00- 11:00 A.M. MT

9:00 – 9:05 A.M. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
Kristen Carpenter, Council Tree Professor of Law and Director, American Indian Law Program, Colorado Law; Member from North America, United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

9:05 – 9:35 A.M. US LEGAL PROTECTIONS FOR TK & TCES
Susan Anthony, USPTO Tribal Affairs Liaison and Attorney-Advisor, Office of Policy and International Affairs, USPTO
Ken Van Wey, Program Specialist, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, US Department of Interior

Related links:

9:35 – 10:00 A.M. US CASE STUDY – NAVAJO NATION V. URBAN OUTFITTERS
Susan Scafidi, Professor and Director, Fashion Law Institute at Fordham

10:00 – 10:30 A.M. INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ INITIATIVES FOR PROTECTION OF TK & TCES
Jane Anderson, Associate Professor, Anthropology and Museum Studies, New York University
Lisa Morehead-Hillman, Karuk Cultural Practitioner

10:30 – 1 1:00 A.M. Q & A PANELISTS AND PARTICIPANTS