New York Jury has settled one of the first court cases involving the relationship between trademarks and NFT. On 8 February 2023, it ruled that Mason Rothschild had infringed the trademark rights of luxury fashion house Hermès by issuing and selling the NFT MetaBirkins collection (Hermès International, et al. v. Mason Rothschild, 1:22-cv-00384 (SDNY)). By doing so, the jury ruled that traditional trademarks also confer rights in the virtual world, at least to big global brands.
The next edition of the SME Fund, which enables funding for small and medium-sized enterprises for the protection of intellectual property rights, is being launched. Grant applications can be submitted from 23 January 2023 until 8 December 2023. A webinar on this edition of the fund will be held on 31 January 2023 at 10:00 CET, aimed at both companies and their attorneys.
Bumpy road to implementation of the DSM Directive
The controversy surrounding the implementation of Directive (EU) 2019/790 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 on copyright and related rights in the digital single market and amending Directives 96/9/EC and 2001/29/EC (the so-called 'Digital Single Market' Directive, hereinafter the “DSM Directive”) has been ongoing in Poland for several years.
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