Trademarks & Patents
Trademarks and patents represent essential avenues for preserving cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, and artistic expressions. These legal protections ensure that indigenous communities can safeguard our unique symbols, traditional crafts, and artistic creations from misappropriation and exploitation.
Trademarks empower Native artisans and businesses to distinguish our products in the market, promoting economic growth within tribal communities. Similarly, patents serve as a means to protect indigenous innovations, particularly in fields like agriculture and sustainable practices. By leveraging trademarks and patents, we can honor our heritage, sustain our cultural legacy, and foster economic self-reliance, ensuring contributions to innovation and creativity are respected and recognized on a broader scale. Because we do not offer legal services or advice, it is strongly recommended to discuss trademark and/or patent questions/issues with a qualified attorney.