On May 15, Sheridan Ross attorney Brian Boerman published an article on cryptocurrency in the INTA Bulletin. The article, “Cryptocurrency and Trademarks: A Bit of a Challenge,” analyzes the tricky relationship between cryptocurrencies and trademark law. As Brian writes in his introduction:
“Cryptocurrency has been the subject of considerable investment attention in the last few years. Proponents of the underlying blockchain technology have hailed it as a solution for everything from voting to tracking food supply. Its growing presence makes it likely that every area of law will need to grapple with how to address this technology at some point; this process has already begun in several areas of law, including trademark law. Despite its status as a “revolutionary” technology, courts have had little trouble applying substantive trademark law to blockchain technology. Irrespective of that, blockchain technology has posed and will likely continue to pose practical problems for trademark owners.”
Brian’s practice focuses on protecting all aspects of his clients’ intellectual assets from patent drafting and prosecution to enforcement and litigation. Brian regularly represents clients in intellectual property disputes in federal court, and he has experience at all stages of the litigation process from due diligence through trial. Brian also has experience with post-grant proceedings. Brian also handles patent prosecution predominately within the electrical engineering and software fields. Learn more about Brian here.