Technoeconomics: Annual Symposium on Intellectual Property

5th Annual Symposium on Global IP Strategic Planning, IP Monetization and Trade This symposium is dedicated to advanced topics in intellectual property (IP), IP strategy, IP monetization, and trade issues from a global perspective. The intended audience is corporate leadership, attorneys, and others responsible for developing, acquiring, using, and managing IP assets on a worldwide

What’s a WY DAO LLC? Decentralized Autonomous Organizations

Register Here A DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) is an online community that uses blockchain technology to function and transact toward a specific purpose or mission (e.g. an investment, global community service, or sending one lucky DAO member to the moon). In DAOs there are no hierarchies and no central control. DAOs also have no corporate

Legal Issues in Structuring DAOs

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations: Legal Issues in Structuring DAOs

Harris Bricken attorneys Jonathan Bench and Robert Lamb sat down again to discuss Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) and the legal issues in structuring them across borders. Check out the last conversation HERE. A transcription of this talk can be found below. In most jurisdictions, an organization of two or more people for a purpose, without corporate formalities,

DAOs and the Paradox of Corporate Form

The Paradox of the DAO and the Corporate Form

Are you considering forming or investing in a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (known in the cryptocurrency world as a “DAO”)? The purpose of this post is to consider DAOs in the broader context of cryptocurrency investment and the paradox around corporate form created by their very existence. I will also propose some domestic and international entity

Legal Issues with Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations: Legal Issues

If your clients, neighbors, and friends are not yet talking to you about Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (“DAOs”), they soon will. Harris Bricken attorneys Jonathan Bench and Robert Lamb sat down to discuss Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) and the legal issues that come with them. A transcription of this talk can be found below. A DAO is an

GGI World Conference – Blockchain Legal Trends: DAOs and Ethereum 2.0

Next month, Harris Bricken attorney Jonathan Bench will host a workshop during GGI’s 25th-anniversary conference in Montréal, Canada. He will share his legal expertise in the latest developments surrounding two Web 3.0 areas: DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations) and Ethereum 2.0 (also called “the Merge”). This is a follow-up to his presentation in Washington, D.C. earlier

Will Your U.S. Judgment Be Enforced Abroad?

Will Your U.S. Judgment Be Enforced Abroad?

My law firm is frequently contacted by U.S. lawyers with judgments they are seeking to enforce overseas. The lawyer is seeking our assistance to enforce its U.S. court judgment against a foreign company that did business with the lawyer’s U.S.-based client. The procedural history is nearly always the same. The litigator served the defendant and,

arbitration versus litigation

U.S. Litigation Basics – What Are Your Options?

When issues come up, most of our international clients believe filing a lawsuit is the only answer. Unfortunately, the United States litigation process is often complicated and expensive – there will be an exchange of information and documents, the taking of depositions, and probably some motion practice along the way – and most likely, it

CLE Trends and Topics in International Law

WSBA Webinar: Harris Bricken Attorney Presents on Protecting IP Overseas

Register HERE! Join Harris Bricken attorney Fred Rocafort and other experts in the area of international law for a live webinar hosted by the Washington State Bar Association. This event will help attendees understand crucial international issues in intellectual property and real property. Fred’s session, titled Protecting IP Overseas, will explore the reasons for which

international litigation

Anatomy of a U.S. Lawsuit – Where Do I Sue?

Filing a lawsuit in the United States can feel daunting, and one of the earliest decisions you will need to make is where to sue. While there are cases that can only be filed in state court (i.e., when all parties are domiciled in one state) and others that can only be filed in federal