NFT Litigation: Lessons From Hermes v. Rothschild (MetaBirkins) and the Implications for IP
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide IP counsel on the lessons learned from the recent MetaBirkins decision and what it means for IP. The panel will examine the first decision to examine how non-fungible tokens (NFTs) should be viewed through the lens of IP law. The panel will discuss what the decision means for IP protection, licensing, and enforcement strategies. The panel will also offer best practices for minimizing the risks and avoiding mistakes when using branded products in art.
- Hermes v. Rothschild decision
- NFTs and IP law
- Implications of the decision
- IP protection
- Best practices
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the risks associated with NFTs for brand owners and artists?
- What steps should IP owners and their counsel take if their IP has been infringed in an NFT?
- What lessons can be learned from the MetaBirkins case and other NFT-related lawsuits?
Megan K. Bannigan
Debevoise & Plimpton
Ms. Bannigan specializes in trademark, copyright, false advertising, rights of publicity, licensing and other... | Read More
Ms. Bannigan specializes in trademark, copyright, false advertising, rights of publicity, licensing and other contractual disputes and related matters. She represents clients across a range of industries, including fashion and luxury goods, entertainment, professional sports, pharmaceuticals, consumer products and financial services. Ms. Bannigan has extensive trial experience as well as experience representing clients before the USPTO, the TTAB and the International Trade Commission. She is a frequent speaker on IP issues and is an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law.Close
Christopher S. Ford
Debevoise & Plimpton
Mr. Ford has litigated trademark, trade dress, and false advertising cases in federal court and before the Trademark... | Read More
Mr. Ford has litigated trademark, trade dress, and false advertising cases in federal court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board and regularly advises clients on issues relating to their trademark and brand management. He is a member of the International Trademark Association’s Non-Traditional Marks committee and has been the chair of its U.S. Litigation task force since 2020. He has guest lectured on trademark and trade dress issues at New York University School of Law and Rutgers School of Law. In 2022, Managing IP recognized him as a U.S. “rising star” for trademark work.
Mr. Ford also has an active practice advising clients on cybersecurity incident preparation and response, including in connection with criminal and civil litigation, as well as federal and state regulatory investigations. His recent matters include advising clients managing responses to corporate data breaches, business email compromises, ransomware incidents and other data security issues, including risk management for cybersecurity and business continuity planning.Close