How does Russia’s attack against Ukraine affect intellectual property?

On the 24th of February Russia launched illegal aggression against Ukraine in violation of the UN Charter and international law. In comparison to the humanitarian tragedy taking place in Ukraine, intellectual property issues are insignificant. Nonetheless, the war does have inevitable consequences for European (including Ukrainian) and Russian companies in the field of intellectual property. 

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Are your trademarks ready for the metaverse?

With the emergence of the “metaverse”, the line between physical and virtual worlds is blurring. Last year, Meta’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained that if you hang out in the metaverse, you will need to have digital clothes, digital tools and digital experiences. If the metaverse becomes more prevalent, it will also have consequences for trademark owners.

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NFTs and trademarks

There is currently a lot of hype around non-fungible tokens, NFTs. Beyond cat GIFs that are being sold for ridiculous prices, brands are increasingly using NFTs to engage with their fans and to create additional revenue streams. NFTs also raise a host of legal issues, including intellectual property and trademark issues.

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EU trademark application checklist

The great thing about trademarks is that many of the rules and principles are pretty straightforward and commonsensical. With a rudimentary understanding of these rules, you can go a long way in making smarter decisions. Here are ten things to know.

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