Thursday, February 19, 2015

Upcoming Event: Origin Products & Tribes

On Thursday, March 5th, IFAI Director Janie Hipp will join a team of academic and legal professionals gathering at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque for a discussion of intellectual property issues, rural development, and the differences in the laws and policies of United States and European Union countries on these critical issues. The panel will specifically be addressing American Origin Products and Geographical Indicators as vehicles for revitalizing rural development, as well as any legal protections these kinds of intellectual property laws can and cannot offer for Tribes seeking to utilize them.

Janie will be joined on the panel by Dr. Elizabeth Barham, Giulio Menato, and Mervyn Tano. Detailed speaker biographies for Janie and her colleagues are available online here, as is a full schedule for the panel.

The panel is free and open to the public, and there are several options to view or attend. Participants are welcome to join the panelists in person at the University of New Mexico in the Student Union Building (SUB), Ballroom A, on March 5th from 1:00-3:00pm MST. The panel is also offering a distance option in the form of a webinar. Directions on registration for in-person or webinar participation, as well as directions to the University of New Mexico, are available on the panel series website. A recording of the panel will also be made available online after the session concludes.

The panel should provide all attendees with an exciting discussion of these important issues. We hope to see you there!

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