Tag Archives: NFTs

It’s Not Your Birkin, Either: Luxury Brand Hermès Sues Creator of MetaBirkins NFTs for Trademark Infringement

LAURA BLOCKMAN—Long considered the most iconic handbag in the world, the Hermès Birkin bag is the ultimate symbol of status, wealth, and luxury. The allure of the Birkin bag arguably lies in its exclusivity. Prices range from at least $10,000 up to $2 million, and the luxurious handbags are not available to purchase from Hermès’ […]

NFTs and the Legitimizing Power of Copyright

DANIEL MAYOR—The recent high-value sales of digital art NFTs (non-fungible tokens) by Beeple, and, even more recently, of a self-portrait NFT made by Sophia the Robot, signals the digital token’s acceptance as an attractive new asset for tech-savvy creatives. But avant-garde digital artists are not the only early-adopters of this craze and organizations like the NBA have made […]