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Article: 9 star lawyers helping blockchain companies navigate the tricky waters of cryptocurrency regulation

Many of the lawyers on this list have spent their careers in finance law or in-house at other tech companies. One lawyer went in-house just one year after finishing her law degree, while another held senior-level roles across three different presidential administrations before finding his way into the world of bitcoin. Whatever their experience, these … Read more

Bermuda signs MOU with blockchain giant Shyft, talks innovation with global lawyers during Consensus 2018

Press Release NEW YORK, May 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bermuda continued to attract international attention in New York today, as Premier David Burt announced a $10-million partnership with blockchain network Shyft and addressed more than 100 lawyers at a top global firm. It was Day Two of attendance by a 20-strong Bermuda delegation at … Read more

New Jersey Firm McCarter & English establishes blockchain practice

Here’s their announcement Law firm McCarter & English launched a new Blockchain, Smart Contract and Digital Currency Practice, which is being led by East Brunswick Managing Partner Dave Sorin. The practice is comprised of 18 attorneys with various backgrounds, including the firm’s venture capital and startups practice, which Sorin co-chairs. “In the 30 years that … Read more

Frida Kahlo Corporation sues artist’s grandniece in latest twist in trademark spat

World Trademark Review have reported in their blog that the Frida Kahlo Corporation, which licenses brand rights to the Mexican artist’s name and image for use in a range of products, has filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for Southern Florida against the artist’s grandniece, Mara Cristina Romeo Pinedo. Here’s the story….. The corporation … Read more

Article: 10 blockchain experts to follow on Twitter

Not specifically a legal post but worth knowing who actually talks or should we say tweets sense in the market. The Enterprise Project write, “The hype around blockchain technology has most certainly gone hand-in-hand with digital currencies like Bitcoin. But it’s about much more than cryptocurrencies: Blockchain is becoming an industry unto itself.” Here’s the … Read more

Trader Joe’s Don’t Take Kindly To Registration of TM “Trader Schmo”

In recent USPTO news, Trader Joe’s, the supermarket chain known for its eclectic and unique foodstuffs, recently filed an opposition to registration of the mark “Trader Schmo,” which is described as designating a wide variety of Kosher foods. Understandably, Trader Joe’s took issue with the mark, and particularly its use in the food category. The … Read more

Attorneys Launch Blockchain Law Practice, DLx Law LLP.

Blockchain industry attorneys, Angela Angelovska-Wilson and Lewis Cohen, say they have started their own law practice focused on the nascent industry.  DLx Law LLP, the firm opened its doors this month, with offices in New York and Washington, D.C. Its founders, Angelovska-Wilson, previously general counsel and chief compliance officer at enterprise blockchain startup Digital Asset, … Read more

Kirkland Hires A&O Global IP Head Nicola Dagg in London

Law.com reports.. Kirkland & Ellis has hired Allen & Overy global intellectual property head Nicola Dagg in London. Dagg will join Kirkland as a partner later this year. “Nicola is one of the leading lights of the U.K. intellectual property community,” said Kirkland chairman Jeffrey Hammes. “Her experience is quite complementary to our existing practice … Read more