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Blockchain & The Law Roundup: 21 November 2017

A busy start to the week, this week, in the world of law & blockchain. The Russians (officially) don’t like Bitcoin: “Bitcoins are a foreign application of Blockchain technology, and Russian law will never consider them as a legal entity under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation”. Meanwhile over at Ethereum they are learning to … Read more

Australian Universities Join Forces With IP Australia To Create Internationally Linked Trademark Database, “TMLink.”

An internationally linked trademark database called TMlink is currently being developed by IP Australia, Swinburne University of Technology and the University of Melbourne. This new database is to be a world-first platform that links trademark application numbers across countries. It will also show how trademarks are used in different markets, opening up new opportunities for … Read more

Idaho Patent and Trademark Resource Center Opens

The University of Idaho College of Law and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office opened their Idaho Patent and Trademark Resource Center on Nov. 15 2017. The center will begin serving patrons on Dec. 4 inside the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center in Boise. The opening followed a daylong seminar by USPTO representatives, and … Read more

Blackmoon Crypto signs with Allen & Overy to create a legal framework for tokenized funds

Blackmoon Crypto, a fintech blockchain based company that managed to raise $US30 million during its ICO on September 12th has announced an  agreement with  Allen & Overy LLP to help establish the legal infrastructure that will serve as the backbone for the platform’s crypto and traditional funds. Blackmoon’s platform represents a one-stop solution for asset managers, … Read more

And the Mantra is …Smart Contracts

Smart Contracts are all the rage, with announcements almost daily at the moment. Modex are out of London and say they are, “Developing a user-friendly platform for the real-world community, to deploy and manage blockchain smart contracts that meet real-world needs.” Here’s what they say about themselves Modex aims to provide developers and businesses an … Read more

Anguilla Govt Says They’ll Offer World’s First Blockchain Token Offering Registration Process For Utility Token Offerings

That’s a bit of a mouthful isn’t it! The following press release tells us that the Anguilla Utility Token Offering Act (or AUTO Act will establish the world’s first registration process for an offering of cryptocurrency. Here’s the press release in full so none of the details get lost in translation. This act will facilitate registration of … Read more