Seminar on Federal and State Laws, Intellectual Property Rights Protections, and Marketing for Alaska Native Artists

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3/5/2015
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PLEASE JOIN STATE AND FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVES, AS WELL AS TLINGIT/N'ISHGA ARTIST DA-KA-XEEN MEHNER

March 5, 2015

WHAT: Seminar on Federal and State Laws, Intellectual Property Rights Protections, and Marketing for Alaska Native Artists

WHEN: Thursday, March 5, 2015, 1:00-3:00PM

WHERE: University of Alaska - Fairbanks, Native Arts Center, Fine Arts/Theatre Complex, 308 Music Wing

FOR: All Students, Alaska Native Artists, and Interested Members of the Public

This seminar, held in collaboration with the Native Arts Center and the Festival of Native Arts, will focus on a variety of topics of interest to Alaska Native artists, artisans, businesses, organizations, and collectors, such as copyright and trademark, the Alaska Native Silver Hand Program, and marketing and other business development information. Other topics will include laws governing the production and sale of authentic Alaska Native art, for example the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Indian Arts and Crafts Act, Federal Trade Commission Act, and unfair and deceptive marketing and sales practices in Alaska. Presenters will be from the State and Federal sectors and the Alaska Native arts community.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact:

Cathy Brooks, Assistant Professor/Festival of Native Arts Faculty Advisor Dept. of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development - University of Alaska - Fairbanks, (907) 474- 6889, email: cabrooks2@alaska.edu

Da-ka-xeen Mehner, Assistant Professor, Native Arts - University of Alaska - Fairbanks, (907) 474- 6972, email: dmehner@alaska.edu

Meridith Stanton, Director, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, U.S. Department of the Interior, (202) 208- 3773 (toll free 1 888 ART FAKE), email: meridith_stanton@ios.doi.gov

If you are unable to attend, staff and educational and consumer protection materials will be available at the Indian Arts and Crafts Board booth during the Festival of Native Arts, March 5, 6, and 7, in the Great Hall of the University of Alaska - Fairbanks. UAF is an EO/AA employer and educational institution.

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