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Blockchain and NFTs





UDRP panellists list the biggest issues brand owners could face this year, including challenges with ‘web3’ names and policy reform
We provide a rundown of Managing IP’s news and analysis coverage from the week, and review what’s been happening elsewhere in IP
The trademark battle over ‘MetaBirkin’ NFTs could inform future legal strategies and will provide at least some answers, whichever way it turns, say sources
Counsel from Asia, Europe and the US discuss the technology trends they expect to see this year
The US firm is the second to open a virtual office in the past two months
Sources say most NFTs are related to some form of IP in one way or another, so categorising the tokens as IP would be pointless
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
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We provide a rundown of Managing IP’s news and analysis coverage from the week, and review what’s been happening elsewhere in IP
Blockchain-related patent applications are on the rise, but could run into Section 101 challenges
Sources examine questions on the copyrightability of NFTs, applicability of interim orders and jurisdiction for trying cases involving decentralised platforms
Robert Reading of Clarivate examines years’ worth of trademark data in the EU and US, predicting what it might mean for brands
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
In the latest episode, Managing IP is joined by Gwilym Roberts and Lee Davies from the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys to discuss the UPC, IP ministers, diversity and more
In the latest episode, the team discusses the battle to take control of listed company and IP business Qantm IP, and looks at some recent hiring trends
The winner of Managing IP’s Life Achievement Award discusses 50 years in IP law and how even he can’t avoid imposter syndrome
In the latest episode of our monthly podcast, the team discusses AI clarifications from India and the US, and previews the upcoming Managing IP Awards for EMEA and the Americas
Managing IP’s Max Walters appeared on the latest episode of ‘Two IPs in a pod’, a regular podcast hosted by the UK patent attorney body, to discuss AI, awards and more
In the latest episode of our monthly podcast, the team discusses standard-essential patent developments so far this year and delves into law firm hiring strategies
In the final episode of 2023, the team discusses our Top 50 and the biggest IP events of the year
In the latest episode of our monthly podcast, the team discusses six months of India’s reformed system for foreign law firms, the latest UPC trends and SEP developments
In this special podcast, Managing IP talks to a charity that is working tirelessly to support mental health initiatives in the IP profession
In the latest episode of our monthly podcast, the team discusses law firm merger strategies, a high-profile break-up, and the latest 5G patent developments
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