Smart Contracts

Time to get smart? Blockchain and Trademarks

It may be the moment for the IP profession to get to grips with the use of blockchain technology in its practice. Blockchain has, of course, risen to its current

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EU, Intellectual Property, Smart Contracts, Trademark, Uncategorized

Unhashing Blockchain: Blockchain Explained

Our blog reports on blockchain developments around the world and across industries. For those of our readers interested in some blockchain basics, Baker McKenzie has just published “Unhashing Blockchain: Blockchain

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, International, Smart Contracts, Supply Chain, Use Case

European Parliament adopts Blockchain Resolution

On Monday 3 October, the European Parliament adopted a non-legislative Resolution on distributed ledger technologies (DLT) / blockchain. In the Resolution, the Parliament makes clear that it is keen to

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EU, GDPR, ICO, Smart Contracts

Ukraine Publishes Draft Taxation Law on Virtual Assets

On September 19,  2018, the Ukranian Parliament published a draft law which aims to set out the legal basis for the taxation of transactions involving virtual assets. The draft law

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Cryptocurrency, ICO, Smart Contracts, Ukraine

UK’s HM Land Registry to Explore the Benefits of Blockchain

Enhanced efficiency, collaboration, transparency and trust are some of the key claims of blockchain technology that are appealing to many

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Real Estate, Smart Contracts, UK

UK Law Commission Launches Consultation on the Electronic Execution of Documents

Last month, the UK Law Commission (the “Commission“) launched a consultation paper as part of its latest project to address

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Smart Contracts, UK

Ohio Passes Blockchain Legislation

Last Friday, August 3, Ohio became the latest U.S. state to formally recognize blockchain technology.  Ohio’s Uniform Electronic Transactions Act

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Smart Contracts, US

European Banking Authority Outlines Risks And Opportunities Arising From DLT

On 3 July 2018, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published a report outlining the prudential risks and opportunities arising from

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AML, EU, Smart Contracts, Use Case

Blockchain Legislation in Ukraine

In Ukraine, two draft laws which aim to set out the legal basis for blockchain/cryptocurrency businesses in Ukraine have been proposed.

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Cryptocurrency, Exchanges, Smart Contracts, Tax, Ukraine

Tennessee Recognizes Blockchain and Smart Contracts

Tennessee enacted a law yesterday that recognizes “the legal authority to use blockchain technology and smart contracts in conducting electronic

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Smart Contracts, US

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