• Cybersquatting Web3 Domain Names

    Enrico Schaefer - April 19, 2022 - Cybersquatting Law, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

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    There are new domain extensions in Web3, including .crypto, .eth, and .nft.   What happens when someone registers your trademark or personal name on these web3 extensions?  There are two videos in this web3 domain squatting educational series. Both videos are linked in the description below for easy navigation and reference.  Watch video one below. This is a 'one of kind' video ser...

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  • Anatomy of an NFT Fail: Trademark License Expires on F1 Delta Time.

    Enrico Schaefer - April 06, 2022 - Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

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    This is a story of an NFT project which got off to a great start but was built on a weak foundation by the game and NFT company Animoca Brands, blockchain game company which brands itself as "Driving digital property rights via NFTs and gaming to build the open metaverse." F1 Delta Time lost its trademark license to use F1 / Formula One as part of the F1 Delta Time game. The brand licensing de...

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  • 5 Tips for Brands Launching NFT Projects

    Enrico Schaefer - March 25, 2022 - Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

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    In this video, Blockchain attorney Enrico Schaefer identifies key legal issues every brand, marketing agency, or project point person needs to be thinking about before launching an NFT project for a company. Are major brands are dropping NFTs? The answer might surprise you. Most of the major brands in the world have either dropped an NFT, are experimenting with NFTs or have an NFT project on the ...

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  • Fatal Mistakes Made By The ‘Bored Ape Yacht Club’ & ‘Crypto Punks’ NFT Projects

    Enrico Schaefer - March 08, 2022 - Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

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    My name is NFT lawyer Enrico Schaefer. I am an attorney specializing in blockchain technology. Today, we're going to talk about non-fungible tokens (NFTs). We will look at two popular NFT offerings, the Bored Ape Yacht Club and Crypto Punks. Both NFT drops have been unexpectedly and amazingly successful. But the companies behind these NFT projects failed to account for several critical legal issues ...

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  • WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT SHORT TERM RENTAL LAW

    Mark Clark - February 22, 2022 - Airbnb, Short Term Rentals

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    Because it’s fairly easy to list a property for short-term rent, you may be asking yourself the question of “why do I need legal help with my vacation rental? I can do it all myself!” However, when you’re listing a property on Airbnb or plan or doing any sort of short-term rental, it’s vital that you understand what legal issues may arise. These issues include drafting your short-term r...

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  • Licensing NFTs: You Need to Know Who Owns What You’re Selling

    Enrico Schaefer - January 29, 2022 - Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

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    My name is Enrico Schaefer, and I am a Tech Law lawyer, specializing in BlockChain and NFT issues. Today we are going to talk about NFTs or non-fungible tokens. One of the big problems with the NFT marketplace, where NFTs are both sold and purchased, is that the platform doesn't provide any licensing language for the digital asset that the owner attaches to the NFT. https://www.youtube.com/e...

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  • Buying an NFT? Read The Fine Print & Copyright Langauge.

    Enrico Schaefer - January 26, 2022 - Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

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    Today, we will be talking about NFT non-fungible token licensing. There was a recent story that is an instructive lesson in copyright law that has application to the NFT market. The article titled "Cryptobros spent $3 million on Dune book, believing it gave them copyright. Congratulations, you played yourself" is a cautionary take for NFT investors. (See article below). Learn more about NFT Copy...

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  • IP Due Diligence: Issues in M&A Transactions

    Tony Klemptner - November 16, 2021 - Business Law, Patent Law

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    All types of companies, whether small, mid-size, or enterprise, are likely to explore a potential merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction at some point in their lifespans.  This could be as potential buyer or a potential seller.  A main focus in most M&A transactions involves conducting intellectual property (IP) due diligence, including patent due diligence in order to properly assess ri...

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