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MetaBirkins: What now for NFTs?

February 14, 2023Media Mention
World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR)

Liz Sbardellati, Partner and head of the Trademark Protection & Enforcement Group, shared her insights with World Intellectual Property Review regarding Hermes’ trademark trial against Mason Rothschild, the creator of the “MetaBirkin” NFT.


Elizabeth Sbardellati of Greenberg Glusker says the case tells us how consumers are viewing NFTs “as commodities that are essentially one-to-one replacements for items in the real world”.

“A MetaBirkin is just a bag in the metaverse; it’s not art simply by virtue of being marketed as an NFT,” she adds.