‘Tokenization of intellectual property for IP rights management’

“Interest in blockchain technology, tokens, and IP, continues apace. Consider the recent WIPO webinar, ‘Blockchain Whitepaper for IP Ecosystems’, at which the view was expressed that the future of IP management rights could include a solution that utilizes tokens, and, in particular, non-fungible tokens. While the tokenization of IP, namely for anti-counterfeiting purposes, was already outlined by the European Intellectual Property Office several years ago, WIPO sees potential applications of blockchain technology in IP ecosystems for ‘[a]ll types of IP assets: Registered and Unregistered Rights’ …” (more)

[Julia Hugendubel, The IPKat, 13 January]

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