Mayan Groups Aim to Protect Their Weavings via Intellectual Property
As it stands, there’s not much indigenous groups can do to protect their cultural patrimony or to keep companies from ripping off their designs. There’s currently no law granting Mayan groups control over their own intellectual property. But Mayan communities are fighting to trademark their work, and they could be paving the way for other indigenous groups in the process.
Another great post on indigenous rights by online powerhouse, Remezcla.