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Blockchain and NFTs

Counsel say the laws of various countries will dictate whether IP rights can be transferred through terms of use, among other things
UK Court of Appeal overturns Amazon judgment; GM takes Avanci patent licence; vaccine waiver draft released; IBM sues games maker
Speakers from The Gap, Reed Smith and Kasznar Leonardos said the metaverse and NFTs created IP and other legal challenges for brands
Counsel from the NBA, MBC Group and Greenberg Traurig explained how brands could protect and enforce their IP when releasing NFTs
Counsel from Perkins Coie, Nevium, Dorsey & Whitney and Troutman Pepper delved into NFTs and jurisdictional variances
IP counsel from Europe, Asia, Australia and the US discuss scopes for innovation in the metaverse, and potential challenges patent applicants might face
Counsel at Salesforce, TGI Fridays and two other firms delve into the potential for cybersquatting and the challenges it could present in the 3D virtual network
It’s the buzzword on everyone’s lips, but which brands are taking the metaverse plunge?
UKIPO announces designs register corrections; Optis beats Apple in UK again; Amex files TMs for NFTs and metaverse; Federal Circuit judge retires; Tillis seeks unified IP office study (again); Federal Circuit declines Biogen rehearing
Brand owners and private practice counsel say a shift in the way physical stores are presented also requires a change in IP strategy
Patent counsel from Ant Financial and others say environmental concerns around blockchain are valid but the tables may be turning
USPTO says 5G dominance up for grabs; Fed Circuit resumes in-person arguments; CNIPA reveals Olympics crackdown; GSK v Teva rehearing denied; NYSE hints at NFT trading with TM; China leads PCT rankings


Nicolas Charest, Eliane Ellbogen and Simon Hitchens of Fasken suggest how brand owners can navigate the various challenges they are likely to face when using, protecting and enforcing their trademarks in relation to the metaverse
Andrew Blattman of IPH picks five IP trends that barely existed two years ago but will affect stakeholders across Asia-Pacific and beyond
Jessica Le Gros and Teng Rong, of Baker McKenzie, ask what the metaverse means for brands and their filing strategies
Sources say new technologies like NFTs and the metaverse offer some exciting opportunities to monetise IP, but businesses must also boost their risk appetite
Interviews; Exclusives

Interviews; Exclusives

In an interview, Ankit Sahni says legal recognition of emerging tech is important for incentivising innovation and meeting new-age commercial needs


Phyllis Turner-Brim talks about her career, the need for balance in intellectual property policy and her passion for diversity and inclusion
Derek Gilliland, who became a magistrate judge at the Western District of Texas this month, delves into his work, thoughts on Alan Albright and ambitions
Kirupa Pushparaj talks about his move to a fintech start-up focused on young-person financial independence, career progression and start-up IP needs
Sources from the High Tech Inventors Alliance, the Senate Judiciary IP Subcommittee and NPE Dominion Harbor weigh in on the rise of the Western District of Texas
Heath Hoglund, chief patent counsel at Dolby in San Francisco, sits down with Managing IP to talk about licensing, FRAND and more
David Simon, senior vice president of IP at Salesforce, shares his views on Section 101, Fintiv, the DMCA, and more
The intellectual property CEO of one of the world's largest telecoms companies talks about licensing, harvesting collaboration and global outreach
In Managing IP’s first corner office podcast, Bryan Zielinski talks about his company’s IP challenges and opportunities, AI, and more
The Federal Circuit’s latest decision that Teva induced infringement has stakeholders worried that US skinny label law has been thrown out the window
In this Managing IP masterclass, IP directors from Thyssenkrupp and AB InBev discuss the challenges of managing a post-pandemic in-house team
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