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Litigation in the Metaverse: Is IP Fit for Purpose?, World IP Review

June 07, 2022

Partner Ron Dreben is quoted in a World IP Review article examining if and how litigation over the virtual realm will test the boundaries of existing intellectual property (IP) laws. When asked about recent cases covering when ”art” may be an infringement, Ron noted that they raise significant trademark and copyright issues for IP lawyers. “The age-old challenges of fair use in art and unauthorised use of trademarks and copyrights to promote goods available for sale or exchange will need to be revisited for this new space,” he said.

“The big questions are: is it a digital bag art or an infringement? Is an NFT a new product or a promotion?”

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