Multiple reports and public filings have shown a UK-based firm called ‘A.B.C. IPHoldings South West’ has successfully acquired a trademark for the name ‘Bitcoin’. According to a merchant on Etsy, IP-Holdings sent a cease and desist order because they were selling Bitcoin-themed t-shirts. Also read: There’s a Bitcoin Themed Card Game On Kickstarter Called ‘Bitcon’ UK […]
The European Union (EU) is offering a EUR 100,000 prize to the winning team of an upcoming blockchain hackathon. The event is scheduled to take place June this year in Brussels, jointly held by the European Commission, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and its Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights. Participants will compete to develop the […]
China’s search giant Baidu has launched a blockchain-based stock photo service in bid to protect image intellectual property in China.
The EU Commission and the EU Intellectual Property Office will host a hackathon to explore blockchain use cases for intellectual property protection.
ZhongAn Technology, a subsidiary of Chinese online insurer ZhongAn, hopes to patent a blockchain solution for protecting digital media against piracy.
In a recently released patent application, tech giant Huawei touts a blockchain system for protecting digital property rights.
A patent grants its holder exclusive rights to an invention, such as a piece of technology, for a certain period of time. While designed as a means of protecting the intellectual property of inventors, the system is not without its critics who believe that patenting deters innovation and wastes resources. Consider crypto founding fathers like […]
Lawyers take a look at the challenges involved in using ethereum’s open-source code, and what they claim are its potential pitfalls.
New patent filings from American Express suggest the credit card provider is looking at blockchain as part of a consumer rewards system.
A former employee is engaged in a tit-for-tat battle with mining giant Bitmain over the alleged misuse of intellectual property.
After years of development and testing, the DECENT platform was finally released to the world on June 30th. That was just the beginning, however, as their team has gone on to establish even more partnerships and win some prestigious awards. DECENT is a blockchain-based P2P content distribution network and cryptocurrency. Artists can directly register their […]
Xerox may be looking to use blockchain to create digital proofs for documents and other forms of data, according to a patent filing.
Nine more blockchain-related patent applications filed by Bank of America have been made public, a number that brings the bank’s total to at least 30.
A Canadian media production firm with links to the Ontario government is seeking partners for a blockchain trial focused on tracking copyrights.
Venture-backed blockchain startup Bitfury is seeking a patent related to electronics design, public documents reveal. Source