The metaverse, an immersive, digital alternative to the physical world, is where virtual avatars come together to work, pursue hobbies, shop, play, or otherwise gather to engage communities and explore the digital space.
It will be the 3-D successor to today's internet and represents a completely new way for us to connect with each other. Many hope that the promises of decentralisation and interoberability that the web3 space brings will be deeply ingrained in this future.
As the metaverse evolves we'll cover the legal issues and developments that surround this exciting new technology, spanning topics such as Data, IP and Employment, not to mention how investors, start-ups and brands can capitalise on the opportunities it presents.
Detailed insights from our legal experts on the metaverse
METAVERSE FOOD and METAVERSE DRINK as trade marks for goods in the “real world”?
The growing Chinese metaverse and trade mark application strategies
Bits and pieces from the Metaverse
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Hermès successful claim against Rothschild (MetaBirkin) in first substantive NFT dispute: is it a win for web3, too?
Markets of the metaverse – Part III
App store markets from an OEM perspective
How will the metaverse transform key sectors?
Brands and businesses in the metaverse
How and when will consumers interact with the metaverse for their diverse digital needs, ranging from ecommerce, entertainment, job hunting and more?
Digital assets in the metaverse
How can the metaverse create, store, transact, protect and manage digital currency and offer ownership of digital goods?
Gaming: the first frontier of the metaverse
How immersive, interactive real-time connections will create new consumer experiences.
Listen to Hamza Khan, Partner at McKinsey & Company present key findings from McKinsey & Co.'s Metaverse report.
Faisal Galaria, CEO at Blippar has helped lead some world's most disruptive consumer technology companies including Spotify, Kayak, Skype and now Blippar.
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“There’s not an agreement on what the metaverse is, even though one company has changed its name in anticipation of defining it.”
“I don’t see someone strapping a frigging screen to their face all day and not wanting to ever leave.”
"Metaverse isn't a thing a company builds. It's the next chapter of the internet overall."
"The metaverse is here, and it’s not only transforming how we see the world but how we participate in it – from the factory floor to the meeting room.”
"In simplest terms, the metaverse is the internet, but in 3D.”
Metaverse: Is our law ready for the next internet era?
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Dr. Jan Phillip Rektorschek
Dr. Christian Tenkhoff, LL.M. (UCL), M.Sc. (LSE)
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