October 14, 2022
RGD Counsel Participated in Discussion on Metaverses at All-Russian Festival of Science

Maria Samartseva, Counsel and Head of the IP Litigation Practice at Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin & Partners (RGD), participated in a discussion on laws for the metaverses organized by the Russian Academy of Science Professor Larisa Sannikova for the All-Russian Science Festival.


The topic of Maria Samartseva's speech was related to the protection of NFTs. She touched upon the key features of non-fungible tokens and the main areas of use. As an expert in IP litigation, Maria also spoke about the necessity for timely protection of NFTs, and enlisted three stages of NFT life circle. She voiced the specific nuances related to each of these stages and enlisted the pros and cons of the technology that exist today.


Maria also spoke about the existing law enforcement practice and explained the difference in the approaches of courts in various jurisdictions towards violations of intellectual property rights related to NFT.


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