Cognate's Trademark Blog

“Banksy of trademarks” loses Beyoncé opposition reports World Trademark Review

A fascinating report from WTR about Mike Lin……..Back in 2016, we spoke with Mike Lin, who called himself “the Banksy of trademarks” following a host of politically-charged trademark applications, including NASTY WOMAN (filed a day after Donald Trump uttered it to rival Hillary Clinton at the final presidential debate in 2016), MAKE AMERIKKKA GREAT AGAIN, … Read more

Watermark Australia: “WHAT TO DO ABOUT TRADE MARK THEFT IN CHINA”

Well worth a read we suggest. Dr Chris Vindurampulle writes.. “Is your business thinking about going to China to develop relationships, to conduct research and development, set up distributorship or to manufacture products? Are you thinking of using e-commerce platforms like Alibaba or JD.com to sell products to Chinese consumers? If so, make sure to … Read more

San Francisco judge orders bail payment in Bitcoin from cyber-criminal

Is it Bladerunner ? … No it’s San Francisco 2018. A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered a cyber-criminal to pay their bail charges in Bitcoin, inadvertently stimulating cryptocurrency mainstream adoption. Nextweb.com reports The Daily Post – a local Palo Alto newspaper – reports Martin Marisch has been charged with hacking the well-known video games … Read more

China’s Communist Party China Publishes Blockchain Guide For Bureaucrats

Legal Gambling & The Law.com reports.. The publication was reported on 13 August in a media release on the CPC site. The book, ‘Blockchain – A guide for Officials’, covers numerous aspects of the budding technology which will provide advice to government authorities. Ye Hao, president of People’s Network has provided the following passage from … Read more

Wolters Kluwer VP & GM Legal Markets To Have His Say On Blockchain At ILTA Conference This Week

 Vice President and General Manager of Legal Markets and Innovation Dean Sonderegger will join thought leaders from Integra Ledger, IBM Watson Legal and BakerHostetler in a panel discussion around blockchain at the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) 41st Annual Educational Conference in National Harbor, Maryland from August 19-23. Sonderegger will join David Fisher, CEO of … Read more

The Center for Law, Science & Innovation (CLSI) at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University Joins the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium

The Center for Law, Science & Innovation (CLSI) at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has  announced that they will be joining the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium along with more than 75 organizations, universities, law firms, and businesses. CLSI will work with the consortium on developing standards and governance structures … Read more

Law Firm Fieldfisher advises brokers Mirabaud Securities on crypto-mining service provider Argo Blockchain’s £25m IPO.

Fieldfisher corporate partner Anthony Brockbank advised Mirabaud Securities in their capacity as sole bookrunner and corporate broker to crypto-mining company Argo Blockchain PLC, which listed on the London Stock Exchange’s main market. Commenting on the transaction, Anthony Brockbank, Partner, Corporate at Fieldfisher, said: “The first standard listing of a crypto-mining service on the London Stock Exchange signifies … Read more

iComply Launches Public Beta to Deliver Legitimacy to Security Token Platforms and Exchanges

iComply offers patent-pending, automated, multi-jurisdictional compliance and record-keeping software for the issuance and secondary trading of security tokens. The company is actively partnering with cryptocurrency exchanges, token launch platforms, leading ICO advisors and law firms to bridge the existing regulatory gap. Here’s the press release in full.. VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — iComply … Read more

New Blockchain Law Firm Launches in New York, Fisher Cataliotti

Here’s the press release……In response to the increase in regulations and legal issues that commonly occur in the blockchain industry, Fisher Cataliotti P.C. formed in 2018 in New York City. The attorneys at the firm have a history of representing a variety of clients involved in the blockchain, AI, and cryptocurrency industries. Despite the small … Read more