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  • Dealing With Trademarks In The Metaverse - Hermes Wins MetaBirkins Lawsuit

    As has been reported, the luxury design house of Hermès has prevailed in its trademark infringement lawsuit against the artist Mason Rothschild over his “MetaBirkins” NFT  project, providing much-needed guidance on how to find a balance between trademark protection under the Lanham Act and artistic freedom of expression guaranteed by the First Amendment.  

  • Fashion Industry Law Blog Post - NFTs and Birkin Bags You Kind of Just Look At (Virtually)
    04/01/2022 | Fashion Industry Law Blog

    A lawsuit involving fashion and NFTs that is now in its early stages may help clarify what the law will consider an NFT to be. The case, Hermès v. Mason Rothschild, 22 cv 983 (S.D.N.Y.), was recently filed by Hermès International and an affiliate to halt the marketing and sale of NFTs of images of the brand’s signature Birkin handbag. 

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  • The U.S. Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Issues Final Rule Establishing Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting Requirement, Effective 2024

    The U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued a final rule  (Final Rule) establishing a beneficial ownership information reporting requirement, pursuant to the Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 (CTA), that will require most corporations, limited liability companies, and other entities created in or registered to do business in the United States to file beneficial ownership interest reports (BOI Reports) with FinCen, which will contain information about their beneficial owners—the persons who ultimately own or control the company.

  • COVID Vaccines and Camp, a Conundrum for Divorced Parents

    While the COVID-19 pandemic may no longer be front-page news, the decision of whether to vaccinate children has become a hotly contested topic in divorce custody battles. When parents are unaligned on whether to vaccinate their child and share joint custody, the disagreement can impact other jointly made decisions such as education, extra-curricular activities and camp enrollment.

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