Blum&Grob Premium Partner at the 5th Real Estate Summit
The 5th real estate summit of the Zurich airport region was held on July 3. For the first time, Blum&Grob Attorneys at Law Ltd was present as a premium partner.
Innovation, transformation, collaboration – this was the essence of the event, whose focus was on developments in the real estate sector. Our Partner David Schwaninger presented the effects of digitization on the real estate industry to the numerous interested listeners. And above all also how to deal with the increasing importance of data in order to be able to use it in the long term. This was done by applying the BIM (Building Information Modelling) method. Are you interested? You will find the download to David Schwaninger’s presentation below (only available in German):
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.