Marco Barulli, founder and Managing Director of Bernstein.io in Munich, Germany, argues that digital platforms built around public blockchains and encrypted data storage can provide an effective answer to the daily needs of modern innovators and creatives.
With all forms of IP, proving that you are “first in time” is a precondition for enforcing your rights, yet it is often overlooked. WIPO PROOF offers creators and innovators a practical way to demonstrate convincingly that their work existed at a particular date and time. Could digital-time-stamping become a recommended best practices for IP owners?
Blockchain: Transforming the registration of IP rights and strengthening the protection of unregistered IP rights
Blockchain platforms create a transparent and (arguably) immutable chain of information, but what is its potential to enhance the registration of trademarks and designs?
Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to impact all aspects of how we live and currently is a subject of great debate. Many commentators concentrate on the impact of AI on patent, copyright and design law, but how will it affect the way consumers buy products and services and what knock-on impact will that have on trademark law?