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A Primer on NFTs and Intellectual Property

USA - March 11 2021 Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), the latest cryptographic craze, have exploded into the world of media and entertainment, creating new markets and…

Battle Lines Drawn Over Font Copyright Protection

USA - October 24 2020 A decades-long, quietly simmering battle over the copyrightable of fonts is poised to flare into all-out war in light of recent and largely unreported…

Aku, the first NFT optioned for the big screen, offers a glimpse into the future of IP and entertainment

USA - April 24 2021 On April 16, 2021, The Hollywood Reporter announced that “Aku,” a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) art project and character created by former professional…

Are NBA Top Shot Moments Securities? Legal Arguments Take Shape in Class Action Against Dapper Labs That Could Rock the World of NFTs

USA - February 23 2022 TLDR: In a putative class action lawsuit against Dapper Labs alleging that NBA Top Shot Moments are unregistered securities, the parties recently…

The U.S. entertainment industry should know about the astounding contractual protections the EU just guaranteed for authors and performers.

European Union, USA - June 9 2019 I can’t be the only U.S. lawyer who tends to tune out when hearing about legal developments in Europe. But I recently zoomed in on a set of provisions…