Walmart preparing to launch own cryptocurrency and NFTs, according to trademark filings, CNBC Lauren Thomas reports

Kudos to CNBC Lauren Thomas for doing some nice detective work in reviewing trademark applications! That’s music to an IP professor’s ears! According to CNBC: “several new trademarks late last month that indicate its intent to make and sell virtual goods, including electronics, home decorations, toys, sporting goods and personal care products. In a separate…

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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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