Intellectual Property Justice for Traditional Culture and Traditional Communities

Members of the faculty have published important legal and empirical studies on the question of how domestic and international IP law might offer appropriate affirmative protection to cultural interests of native and indigenous peoples, and PIJIP has organized conferences and workshops on the topic. Faculty also have been in the forefront of the struggle to combat “mascotting” and other disparaging references to native and traditional communities in sports team branding.


9th Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property 

SUZAN SHOWN HARJO: From Sacred Places to Playing Fields — The Long Struggle for Dignity and Respect. October 12, 2020. VIDEO.

PIJIP Documents and Video

Legal Opinions

Media Appearances