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Blockchain and NFTs





NFTs are a digital reflection of a real-world asset but the water is muddied as to whether ownership extends to them, says Emma Kennaugh-Gallacher, a senior professional support lawyer at Mewburn Ellis
The US firm is the second to open a virtual office in the past two months
Newly released Creative Commons inspired NFT licences could start conversations around standardisation and better frameworks
UK appoints new IP minister; Swiss court orders Lidl to destroy choc bunnies; Ed Sheeran set for trial again; SCOTUS unmoved by Apple attack; Syco Entertainment snags $125m IP securitisation deal; EPO and Colombia make PPH permanent
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
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
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Counsel at Gemini, a fintech company and two firms say they have to be more thoughtful about patent filing and NPE litigation
Singapore launches IP programme for start-ups; USPTO TM applications for NFTs and metaverse soar; Bank of America breaks its patent record; Federal Circuit hears licensing standing dispute
Church apologises for staging unauthorised 'Hamilton' play; Ninth Circuit upholds Disney’s Toy Story 4 win; NFT buyers ‘misled’ over bogus IP claims; Ex-Tesla engineer must enter arbitration
Sources say a well-considered pre-launch strategy coupled with necessary registrations, licences and plans for consumer control can help brands mitigate risks
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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