New NFT IP infringement, ownership lawsuits: Nike v. StockX, Free Holdings v. McCoy, Sotheby’s (complaints)

GM, we have two new IP lawsuits involving NFTs to report: (1) Nike v. StockX, and (2) Free Holdings v. McCoy, Sotheby’s. Both lawsuits were filed in the Southern District of New York, which already has the lawsuit involving Hermes v. Rothschild. The Central District of California has the lawsuit Miramax v. Tarantino. Nike v.…

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Hermes v. Mason Rothschild: dispute over unauthorized depictions of Hermes “Birkin” bags in NFTs sold by Rothschild

OK, this is a great law school exam problem. Only it’s happening IRL. Digital creator Mason Rothschild reportedly dropped a collection of 100 NFTs called “MetaBirkins” at Art Basel Miami on Dec. 2, 2021. NFT Stats indicates that the highest sales of the MetaBirkins NFTs were over $43,600. Irish Times reports that the total sales…

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