The future of IP according to Dennmeyer

Dennemeyer, a global IP law firm, recently released a 60+ pages study on the future of intellectual property. Blockchain based solutions play a major roles in the report and the final recommendations to companies are really in line with Bernstein vision:

23. Together with partners, create a blockchain-based alternative for conventional IPR that is quicker, more transparent, impossible to manipulate, and works without middlemen.

27. Do not view new protective mechanisms based on technologies such as blockchain as a threat, but as an opportunity. Be a pioneer of a digitalized IP management. The significance of blockchain technology will not be decreased if blockchain options are not included in the legislation – in that case legislators would simply sever themselves from real developments.

Below you will find a portion of the study. You may request the complete version from the Dennemeyer blog. Kudos also for releasing it with a Creative Commons BYNC-SA license. 

Legal acceptance of blockchain records

Jean-Maxime Riviere (TUM School of Management at Technische Universität München), has been investigating the legal acceptance of blockchain records around the world for several months. The result of this work is now available in his bachelor thesis. Below is a preview, but you may download the full version as well.

Legislators in many countries are pushing forward several initiatives to acknowledge evidences and records based on distributed ledger technologies. This is quite surprising given the novelty of the blockchain, but there is a very simple explanation: governments and public bodies are themselves extremely interested in deploying blockchain-based solutions to manage all kind of public registries: from lands to companies, from healthcare to identity.