How does it work?
The Igloo Tag Trademark is only applied to Inuit art, including:
• Textile art
• Fashion goods, such as shoes, boots, hats, scarves, socks, gloves, mittens
There are three license categories under the current Igloo Tag Program:
• Artist association or non-profit organization
• Inuit art retailer
• Inuit art distributer
Licensees are assigned a unique identification number and are not allowed to let anyone else use the Igloo Tag Trademark. The IAF retains the right to audit licensees' use of the Igloo Tag Trademark. Since the IAF is currently consulting on the future of the program, the program’s management may change.
In addition, organizations promoting Inuit art (such as galleries which promote that they have Inuit art for sale in their inventory) are also bound by IAF's guidelines, which provide information on how the Igloo Tag Trademark can be used in marketing and promotional materials. It is important to remember that such organizations must not attach the Igloo Tag on any artworks themselves, unless they are also licensees of the Igloo Tag Program.