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Blockchain & The Law Weekly Roundup: 17 August 2017

Title:  Consortium Formed to Drive Blockchain Adoption in Legal Industry Author: Bob Ambrogi Date: 17 August 2017 URL: Extract:  Bob Craig, chief information officer at Baker Hostetler, has a vision of a technology that will transform the business of law. That technology is blockchain. Craig and his firm are part of a group of law … Read more

Press Release: The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) Launches “Legal Industry Working Group’

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), a cross-industry collaborative blockchain consortium aiming to leverage open-source Ethereum technology for enterprise solutions has announced the launch of its ‘Legal Industry Working Group’.   FULL PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, N.Y., USA – August 14, 2017 – Today the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) announced that 14 leading law firms and … Read more

Forbes Magazine Publishes Article On How They See & Expect Blockchain To Be Used By Law Firms

Forbes contributor, Bernard Marr, writes; I contend that blockchain technology is going to disrupt many businesses and industries and the legal profession just might be next. Although there are many appealing characteristics of blockchain technology for lawyers, perhaps the best one of all is that it can secure information in an immutable and transparent ledger. Blockchain … Read more

Patent Court of Korea Holds Inaugural English Language Hearing

The Patent Court of Korea held a hearing, mid July, in which two lawyers argued a case in English for the first time. The court sees this development as part of continued efforts to become a international-friendly venue for patent litigation amid a steady increase of such cases. It is understood that of the  611 … Read more

Blockchain & The Law Weekly Roundup: 11 August 2017

Here are our latest updates from the world(s) of blockchain, law, technology and intellectual property. Audio and image identification is a hot topic at the moment and this is reflected in the employment of blockchain technology being developed to start solving recognition and compensation issues.   Title:  From Bills Of Lading To Blockchain Structures: Part … Read more

Leading Scottish Trademark Firm Announces Record Earnings

Glasgow-based patent and trademark attorney firm, Murgitroyd, announced via press release late last month that the firm’s second-half results would show a “significant improvement” on the first six months of the year. In a trading update ahead of its annual results, the firm’s  chief executive, Keith Young,  said it had generated record revenues of £22.8 … Read more

Myanamar: New Intellectual Property Legislation Still Not Passed

If you are doing business in SE Asia this Baker & McKenzie article is worth more than a quick skim. IP legislation drafts have been ready since 2014 and are still waiting decisions from deliberating committees   Here’s the introduction to the B&M piece authored by  Say Sujintaya Although the drafts have been ready as … Read more

INTA – Press Release: Launch of Pro Bono Trademark Pilot Clearinghouse

The International Trademark Association (INTA), the global association of trademark owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property, announces the launch of its Pro Bono Trademark Clearinghouse for eligible individuals, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and non-profit organizations. In its initial stage, the program will be available in the United States and … Read more

Blockchain & The Law Weekly Roundup: 4 August 2017

Title: Press Release – (USA)  Delaware Encourages Blockchain Technology Through Legal and Technological Innovations Author: Pepper Hamilton Law Firm Date: 3 August 2017 On July 21, Delaware governor John C. Carney Jr. signed into law a series of amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL) that will allow companies to keep shareholder information … Read more