Hermes seeks court injunction to halt sales of MetaBirkin NFTs: Reuters


06 March 2023 19:18, UTC


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Luxurious vogue model Hermès is asking a federal courtroom to dam gross sales of non-fungible tokens based mostly on its in style Birkin bag, in accordance with Reuters.

Final month, a New York jury dominated digital artist Mason Rothschild had violated Hermès’s mental property rights by selling and promoting his “MetaBirkin” NFTs based mostly on the Birkin baggage. Rothschild was ordered to pay $133,000 in damages.

Hermès alleges in its submitting that Rothschild has continued to advertise the NFTs regardless of the ruling, Reuters mentioned. The style firm needs the federal courtroom to intervene and pressure Rothschild to not solely cease promoting the digital belongings but additionally switch the NFTs he nonetheless owns to Hermès.

The courtroom’s February ruling in favor of Hermès has been thought of important and probably precedent-setting as whether or not or not NFTs are artwork or commodities has been introduced into query. As was the case with MetaBirkins, different inventive NFT collections have borrowed components of present mental property.

Rothschild’s lawyer plans to oppose Hermes’s submitting this week, mentioned Reuters.

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