- Associated Press - Monday, December 28, 2015

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that the Navajo Nation’s lawsuit against Urban Outfitters can continue under the Indian Arts and Crafts Act.

The tribe sued the clothing retailer and its subsidiaries in 2012 to keep them from using the “Navajo” name or variations of it on their products.

The Daily Times of Farmington reports (https://bit.ly/1NLjK2U ) that U.S. District Judge Bruce D. Black ruled Dec. 21 that the tribe has injury in fact and can continue its claim under the Arts and Crafts Act, which was enacted in 1935 to protect the cultural property of Native Americans.

According to court documents, Urban Outfitters argued the tribe lacks standing to the claims because it cannot show injury in fact.

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Information from: The Daily Times, https://www.daily-times.com

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