Upcoming CLE Webinar on DAOs, Blockchain and Smart Contracts

REGISTER HERE Join Harris Bricken attorney Jonathan Bench for a live 90-minute CLE webinar on DAOs, Blockchain and Smart Contracts with an interactive Q&A. “This CLE course will discuss this emerging new form of organization, the decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), and how blockchain and smart contracts permit this novel form of governance structure. The panel

NFT Contracts

NFT Contracts

Recently we have been drafting and reviewing NFT (non-fungible token)-related contracts for our clients. Some of our projects involved operating agreements for NFT companies and their owners. Others involved contracts for NFT companies with their investors or consultants. And because NFTs are intellectual property, we have also been involved in registering trademarks and preparing agreements

Questions Lawyers Ask When Starting a DAO

Advancements in technology have given rise to new quasi-business organizations known as Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs). DAOs are fluid and often international in scope. They are minimally regulated in some jurisdictions, with most jurisdictions still wrestling with preliminary regulatory questions. Many people join DAOs and form DAOs without a strong grasp of the potential legal

China and Web3

Looking to Score: Web3 and Soccer

In a sign of Web3’s mainstreamization, companies in the space are sponsoring soccer teams. For readers not familiar with the topic, soccer sponsorships are a really big deal. Spain’s Real Madrid gets €70 million a year from Emirates to display the airline’s name on their shirts. The Dubai-based airline, by the way, sponsors three other

NFT Legal Do's and Don'ts

NFT Legal Do’s and Don’ts

Harris Bricken attorneys Jonathan Bench and Fred Rocafort sat down again to discuss Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs) and the legal issues common to their creation and transfer. Check out the last conversation HERE. A transcription of this talk can be found below. When dealing with NFTs, pay attention to the relevant contracts, whether they are smart contracts or traditional

Web3 trademarks

Web3 Trademarks: Be Basic

With the rapid growth of the Web3 economy shaking up things across legal fields, it is not surprising that the registration of Web3 trademarks is raising novel issues. Web3 businesses should, of course, keep these issues on their radar when crafting brand strategies, but at the same time they must not neglect trademark basics. Similarity

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,

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