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Mercedes Benz submits trademark applications in the metaverse
In The Trademark Lawyer Magazine weekly newsletter: Mercedes Benz submits trademark applications to boost the brand in the metaverse. The automotive business Mercedes Benz is following the hype, moving towards the metaverse by filing trademark applications for ‘Mercedes Benz’, ‘Mercedes’, ‘S-Class’, ‘G-Class’, and ‘Maybach’ with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) claiming, among various others, for the following goods and services...
NFTs in Metaverse: Do Trademark Owners need to register their Trademarks for Virtual Goods and Services?
“Nike Sold an NFT Sneaker for USD 134’000”: This York Times headline of May 26, 2022 and similar headlines regarding virtual goods in Metaverses or NFT Trade Platforms have made us realize that NFTs are not only for digital art but also a huge market for brand products.
Recognition of foreign family foundations in Switzerland
Swiss Family Foundations are not commonly used for asset protection or estate planning purposes due to a de facto prohibition of family maintenance foundation. Since families are often spread over different countries and continents and assets are located in various jurisdictions, contributions of assets to a foundation may very well be an optimal solution, also because these assets no longer fall within the scope of the estate. For this purpose, foundations are set up in jurisdictions like Liechtenstein.
Blum&Grob advises ETH Foundation in the Series A financing round in Planted Foods AG
Blum&Grob advises ETH Foundation in its additional investment in ETH spin-off Planted Foods AG through its Spin-off Fund. Planted creates tasty plant-based ʺmeatʺ that mimics the taste, texture and mouthfeel of animal meat.