Our news on intellectual property

Trademark infringement claim of Hermès against NFT copies

Hermès is suing the digital artist Mason Rothschild for making and selling handbag NFTs branded under the name “MetaBirkins” which are copying the famous Birkin handbag and brand. The claim was filed on January 14, 2022 before the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. In addition to damages, Hermès is requesting that an injunction be placed on Mason Rothschild’s NFTs, that all previously minted examples be destroyed, and that the domain be transferred to Hermès. The decision is expected to shed light on the criteria for determining trademark infringement in the metaverse.

For your success

Based in Geneva, SEDIN assists you in protecting, enhancing and defending your trademarks and intellectual property assets in Switzerland and internationally.

Other news

14 October 2021

2021 INTA Rountable in Geneva

31 August 2021

On-going consultation on the review of the Ordinance to the Federal Act on Data Protection

20 August 2021

New article “The Swiss response to the concerning issue of counterfeiting”