NFT License Breakdown: Exploring Different Marketplaces and Associated License Issues

Intellectual Property Law Blog

As content creators get more creative, as business models change, and as NFTs represent more than static digital art, the licenses will evolve. The attached article explores just a snapshot of some of the licenses and license terms that are currently used.

Compulsory licensing for expensive medicines: KCE report


The Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE) recently released an interesting report titled ‘Compulsory licensing for expensive medicines’. Ordinarily, patentees voluntarily decide whether or not and on what conditions to grant licenses to third parties.


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Licensing of Trademarks


Businesses own valuable trademarks, which, once registered, can be licensed out. The rights that flow from a trademark can be licensed to others to receive royalties for commercialization. What is Trademark Licensing? Advantages of Trademark Licensing. Exclusive License.

Russia’s Forced Licensing Plan For ‘Enemy’ Content “Legalizes Piracy”


Sony, Universal, and Warner, for example, aren’t releasing new movies or music but existing contracts are being honored, meaning that older content is still licensed and legally available. Law and Politics licensing piracy russia Ukraine

3 Count: Music Licensing is Strange…

Plagiarism Today

The 3 Count Logo was created by Justin Goff and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. The post 3 Count: Music Licensing is Strange… appeared first on Plagiarism Today. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday.

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Library Associations Pursue Misguided eBook Licensing Laws

The Illusion of More

Recently, the New York and Maryland state legislatures passed nearly identical eBook licensing bills (and Rhode Island had a sister bill in the works) responding to complaints of inequity by various library associations.

Can I Make Money Through Copyright Licensing?


Firstly, let’s define what “licensed revenue” is: money earned through the licensed use of intellectual property that has a copyright attached to it. This amount of money is called a “licensing fee.” Consequently, money collected from this is called “licensing revenue.”.

Publishers Win Preliminary Injunction Against Maryland Law that Requires Licensing Digital Works to Libraries

IP Watchdog

District Court for the District of Maryland when the court granted their request for a preliminary injunction enjoining enforcement of the Maryland Act, which essentially calls for compulsory licensing of electronic literary works to libraries on “reasonable terms”.

Open Licenses: An Overview of Open Licenses for Images, Photos, Videos, and Software

JD Supra Law

This article aims to shed some light on various open licenses and how to. Non-profit organizations often use third-party images, photos, videos, or software in their everyday operations.

AAP Sues Maryland over eBook Licensing Law

The Illusion of More

The post AAP Sues Maryland over eBook Licensing Law appeared first on The Illusion of More. Copyright eBook licensing Featured libraries Maryland Publisher

Patent Licensing is a Risky Business: Let the Market Strike the Balance

IP Watchdog

Patent licensing and technology transfer is a cornerstone of modern economies, where the efficiencies of collaboration and division of labor do not require firms to be vertically integrated.

Merchandise License Agreements

JD Supra Law

Rights holders are almost always looking for ways to monetize the intellectual property (IP) that they own or license.

Copyright and Licensing Around the World

Velocity of Content

The long-awaited decision from the Copyright Tribunal on license tariffs in the university sector has not yet been delivered. . The post Copyright and Licensing Around the World appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center

SEP Licensing is Not a Promise, It’s a Two-Way Street

IP Watchdog

Antitrust Government International IP News IPWatchdog Articles Licensing Litigation Patents Technology & Innovation Apple innovation intellectual property patent patent infringement Patent Litigation Patent Litigation Masters 2022 patents SEP Licensing SEPs standard essential patents technology

Ensuring Access to TB drugs: Is Compulsory License the Way?


Ensuring Access to TB drugs: Is Compulsory License the Way? As pointed out above, the petitioner in the case suggested that compulsory license is the “only way” to ensure accessibility to the drugs in contention. This Post has been co-authored by Rahul Bajaj and Praharsh Gour.

Supreme Court of Canada Decision Undermines Canada’s Collective Licensing System: A Parliamentary Fix is Needed

Hugh Stephens Blog

Why Songwriters Should Care About Inflation Protection for Mechanical Licenses

The Trichordist

In more words, classic stagflation occurs when supply side shocks lead to the… Read more "Why Songwriters Should Care About Inflation Protection for Mechanical Licenses". [This post first appeared on MusicTech.Solutions] By Chris Castle In a word: Stagflation. Maybe.

Licensing Strategies for the Visual Artist

Art Law Journal

Corporate Law Book Authorship Contract Negotiation Contracts LicensingSteve Schlackman. Don't be at a disadvantage when negotiating against an experienced opposing party. Here a few things to consider to even the playing field.

Fish Principals Author The Licensing Journal Article “Patent Licensing”

Fish & Richardson Trademark & Copyright Thoughts

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Adapting Opera in the Age of COVID: From “Grand Rights” to “Synchronization Licenses”

Hugh Stephens Blog

The operas have been selected— Die Walküre, Death in Venice and Don Giovanni–costumes and properties designed, lead … Continue reading "Adapting Opera in the Age of COVID: From “Grand Rights” to “Synchronization Licenses

How to License Your Art Successfully

Art Law Journal

Art licensing today is a lucrative industry and a great way to supplement your art income. Find out how to approach buyers that may want to license your art or whether it is better for you to just hire a licensing agent to do it for you. Steve Schlackman.

Roblox is Latest Online Platform to Settle NMPA Copyright Claims with Collaborative Music Licensing Agreement

IP Watchdog

The settlement also creates an opt-in mechanism for eligible NMPA publishers and opens a negotiation period for individual publishers to engage Roblox in go-forward licensing deals.

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Music Licensing in the Age of TikTok

JD Supra Law

Trends may come and go, but TikTok is likely here to stay. With many people stuck inside during the pandemic and needing inspiration for new hobbies, they turned to TikTok for recipes, books, dances, fashion, makeup and hair, sports, music and much more.

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End of a Patent Battle, Beginning of a Licensing Fight For CRISPR

IP Watchdog

While the decade-long patent battle over the Nobel Prize-winning technology might have come to an end with Broad breathing a sigh of relief and CVC contemplating whether to take it to the next level, this has left some biotech companies scrambling to renegotiate their licensing agreements.

Understanding Compulsory Licensing and Access to Essentials


This is where the concept of compulsory licensing gains popular attention. What is Compulsory Licensing? Where it is known as compulsory licensing in reference to patents, it is known as statutory licenses in reference to copyright and related rights.

Licensing Comes to Podcasting

Velocity of Content

In May 2020, Spotify agreed to an exclusive $100 million deal with Joe Rogan, the biggest licensing agreement ever made in podcasting. Licensing Comes to Podcasting. The post Licensing Comes to Podcasting appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center

State Compulsory eBook and Audiobook Licensing Is Wrong on Law and Policy

IP Watchdog

Nevertheless, there is an alarming new trend of states pursuing laws that would force publishers, many of whom are also authors, to grant licenses to public libraries for access to their digital works, such as eBooks and audiobooks.

Zolgensma and the Inadequacies of the Compulsory Licensing Regime


Zolgensma and the Inadequacies of the Compulsory Licensing Regime. Compulsory Licensing: Chinks in the Armor. The TRIPS Agreement has incorporated certain fail-safes in the form of Compulsory Licenses for when patents are seen to be acting contrary to public need.

IP Licensing for Business Companies & Organizations – How to Do it Right?


Any form of Intellectual Property (IP) , be it a trademark, patent, or copyright, can be licensed to third parties. Through IP licensing, IP rights holders grant third parties the exclusive right to use their IP while retaining their ownership. Understanding the IP License.

How to License Your Art Successfully

Art Law Journal

Art licensing today is a lucrative industry and a great way to supplement your art income. Find out how to approach buyers that may want to license your art or whether it is better for you to just hire a licensing agent to do it for you.

It’s time for a new approach to codec licensing

IAM Magazine

Saturday Opinion: IP and licensing failures are holding back adoption of superior technologies, argues Marconi’s Micky Minhas. Blog News Patent Pools Patents Technology Licensing

FTC’s Pharmaceutical Antitrust Suit Over Opioid License Agreement Between Endo and Impax Dismissed Because Patent Act Permits Exclusive Licenses

JD Supra Law

District Court for the District of Columbia, released a redacted opinion dismissing the Federal Trade Commission’s follow-on antitrust suit regarding Endo Pharmaceuticals’ grant of an exclusive license for the blockbuster opioid. On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, Judge Royce C.

Top 2021 FRAND/RAND Licensing Developments in the United States: Part II

IP Watchdog

This is Part II of a two-part article discussing FRAND (fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory) licensing developments taking place in the United States in 2021. After a slow summer on the FRAND licensing front, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s ruling in the matter of HTC v.

States Should Follow New York’s Rejection of Mandatory eBook Licensing

Copyright Alliance

Around the end of December 2021, rightsholders were collectively holding their breaths over several bills which proposed to force publishers into a compulsory regime for the licensing of electronic formats […].

Cruella Costume Licensing: A Fashion Faux Pas


Then, in May 2021, the fashion brand Rag & Bone advertised a new, officially-licensed Cruella -inspired collection—without Beavan’s knowledge or attribution. These incidences raise the question: are creators unfairly excluded from these licensing processes?

Russia Suspends Compulsory License Payments for Some Non-Russians

IP Tech Blog

Though compulsory licensing payments are uncertain at best right now, owners of Russian patents from the affected countries are advised to document commercial activity that would normally be entitled to compensation. Patents Russia compulsory licensing payments patents

NFT License Breakdown: Exploring Different Marketplaces and Associated License Issues

JD Supra Law

At least three different types of marketplaces facilitate the sale and/or resale of NFTs. These include open marketplaces, curated marketplaces and proprietary marketplaces. Other variations do exist, however, and it is likely that other alternatives will be developed.

Licensing NFTs: You Need to Know Who Owns What You’re Selling

Traverse Legal Blog

One of the big problems with the NFT marketplace, where NFTs are both sold and purchased, is that the platform doesn’t provide any licensing language for the digital asset that the owner attaches to the NFT. What are you licensing? You’re licensing that digital asset.

Licensing considerations for global companies in China

IAM Magazine

Parties intending to sign licensing agreements in China should be aware of issues that can create obstacles during this process. While licensing can successfully prevent patent infringement claims, both licensor and licensee should be confident about the terms of the agreement.

Supplier Can’t Complain when SEP Holder Refuses to License

JD Supra Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit determined that an automotive parts supplier did not have constitutional standing to pursue an antitrust lawsuit against standard essential patent (SEP) owners that refused to directly license SEPs to the supplier on fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory (FRAND) terms.