The Tech London Advocates Blockchain Legal & Regulatory Group have been working for the past year on a report for the Law Society exploring a number of the key legal issues relating to distributed ledger technologies (DLT).
Whilst the report is primarily aimed at legal practitioners, it contains a wealth of knowledge and insight from leading legal practitioners and technologists in this space demonstrating not only the practical applications of DLT but also the ability of English law to deal with the many potential legal questions that may arise across data protection, intellectual property, on-chain and off-chain dispute resolution mechanisms and tax.
Phil Leonard, was closely involved in drafting the report which can be found via the Law Society website here.
A recent EU trade mark application for the word mark, PUT PUTIN IN, has been refused by the European Union Intellectual Property Office on the grounds of being contrary to public policy or to accepted principles of morality. While a fairly straightforward decision, this is a timely reminder…
Late yesterday UK time, it was reported that a lawyer for Twitter had sent a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg complaining about Meta’s new Threads app. Twitter claimed that it “has serious concerns that Meta Platforms (Meta) has engaged in systematic, wilful and unlawful misappropriation of Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property”.
Copyright litigation proceedings brought in London’s Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) against John Lewis, and its cartoon dragon ‘Excitable Edgar’, have been dismissed.