The Igloo Tag Trademark can only be used by authorized licensees. There are three categories that prospective licensees can apply for under the current Igloo Tag Program: artist association or non-profit organization, Inuit art retailer and Inuit art distributer. Each license holder is assigned a unique identification number that is printed on the back of the tags.
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Below is the list of authorized Igloo Tag Licensees, which includes the six active legacy and the newly signed licensees:
License #1: La Guilde – The Guild
License #2: La Fédération des Coopératives du Nouveau-Québec
License #3: Hudson’s Bay Company/North West Company
License #4: Arctic Co-operatives Limited/Canadian Arctic Producers
License #5: West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative/Dorset Fine Arts
License #6: Coppermine Collective
License #7: Government of Canada
License #8: Government of the North West Territories/Government of Nunavut
License #9: Central d’Artisanat du Québec
License #10: Canadian Arctic Cooperative Federation Ltd.
License #11: Nunavut Development Corporation
License #12: Carvings Nunavut
License #13: Winnipeg Art Gallery
License #14: The Snow Goose Ltd.
License #15: Inuit Gifts
License #16: Cape Dorset Inuit Art
License #17: Bay of Spirits
This list was compiled in the 1960s and has only been altered once by having three numbers removed: No. 10 amalgamated with No. 4 in 1965, and Nos. 6 and 9 did not renew their licenses.