An Australian senator proposes a Digital Services Act relating to blockchain technology.
A decision from Judge Rakoff from the SDNY regarding a motion to dismiss in a case involving NFTs. See https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/documents/389/164932/Hermes-v.-Rotschild.Rakoff-order-on-MTD-1.pdf
The court denied the motion to dismiss.
Mr Rotschild, the defendant, created a digital image of the Hermes Birkin bag, with a baby fetus inside the bag. It sold for $23,500. He also created images of faux fur Birkin bags, and 100 numbered NFTs that sold for about the price of a real world Birkin bag.
Hemmes sued Rotschild for trademark infringement. Rotschild says the NFTs are art that have First Amendment protection. He also said that his use of MetaBirkin for the title of his art had First Amendment protection.
The court said that there were too many factual issues to determine (e.g. is the NFT art?) to dismiss the case against Rotschild without having a trial.
Professor Don Chisum is a leader in U.S. patent law. He has recently written this excellent article:
Fifty Years of Patent Law: The Top Ten Developments
Well worth reading if you are interested in patent law and the business of patents.
The Age newspaper has this story regarding false reviews of an artificial patents business, that alleged were posted when the business had a dispute with a moving company.
Interestingly, they are suing Google.
Similar story to the Titan Sheds dispute that ended up in the Federal Court in Brisbane a few years back. There are about 3 court decisions. One involved trying to get evidence from Google, but because Google was offshore, this was difficult. See Note
An Australian senator proposes a Digital Services Act relating to blockchain technology. https://www.andrewbragg.com/post/address-at-blockch...
The United Nations intellectual property agency (WIPO) is the latest front in the US-China trade war. http://www.theage.com.au/world/sad-am...
The Australian Privacy Commission made an award compensating individuals for non-economic loss for a privacy law breach. This was a first ...