On Friday, June 3, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) will hold a panel discussion on Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Intellectual Property.

The program will cover the use of trademarks by Indigenous nations for economic development, the protection of cultural heritage via copyrights, and the ongoing efforts to protect genetic and traditional knowledge in the pharmaceutical industry.  The panel is moderated by Kiana Baharloo, Quarles & Brady LLP and Caleb Norris, Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker LLP.  Panel members include:

  • Trevor Reed, Associate Professor of Law, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
  • Victoria Sutton, Associate Dean for Digital Learning & Graduate Education; Paul Whitfield Horn Distinguished Professor, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Katherine Belzowski, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Economic & Community Development Unit – Navajo Nation Department of Justice

The event is free for IPLAC Members and $25.00 for Non-Members.  Click here to register.