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Webinar: NFT Compliance Part 1: Background and IP Issues of NFTs

August 11 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

1 Participatory MCLE Credits

In recent years, the term “NFT” has permeated our society, even becoming Collins Dictionary’s 2021 Word of the Year. Between staggering sale prices, celebrity endorsements, and revolutionary use cases, NFTs have taken the world by storm. But what have we learned since this cryptographic craze began? In this first part of our NFT series, join Hannah Taylor and Zach Lewis, members of Frankfurt Kurnit’s Blockchain Technology Group, for a webinar where we will discuss the current state of the NFT and Web3 culture and community, as well as the most pressing intellectual property legal issues emerging in this rapidly evolving space.

Price – $25.00

Speakers: Hannah Taylor and Zach Lewis

Hannah Taylor
Hannah E. Taylor is a partner and co-Chair of the Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations and Blockchain Technology Groups, representing clients on digital and media technology, consumer protection, advertising, branded entertainment, and intellectual property matters. Ms. Taylor has received praise in Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500, Chambers USA, and Super Lawyers.

Ms. Taylor represents clients in a wide variety of industries, with a particular expertise on digital and media technology, including social media and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). She works with clients to structure and negotiate virtually every type of media-related agreement, and advises clients on claim substantiation and compliance with federal, state, and local laws, as well as on compliance with relevant self-regulatory guidelines and social media platform terms, and represents advertisers before the Federal Trade Commission and the National Advertising Division.

She is an industry thought-leader who frequently speaks at major conferences, including for members of the Association of National Advertisers, Brand Activation Association, National Advertising Division, Society of Digital Agencies, and International Association of Privacy Professionals, and at industry conferences including South by South West and NYC and Los Angeles Social Media Weeks. Her recent presentation topics have included, “I Want My NFT: A Primer on Non-Fungible Tokens & Related Legal Issues,” “Advertising in the Metaverse: How Brands Can Join in the Fun,” “An Interview of Mary Engle of the FTC”; “AI, Avatars, Chatbots, and Other Daunting Futuristic Media” and “Keeping up with the FTC: The Future of Influencer Marketing and the Related Developing Laws.”

Ms. Taylor is also actively involved in leading industry associations, including the ANA Legal Center of Excellence and as a member of the ABA’s Consumer Protection and Advertising Disputes & Litigation Committees. She is the Editor of the ABA’s Consumer Protection Law Developments Update, and is a co-author of the “United States” chapter in Getting the Deal Through – Advertising and Marketing.

Her clients say she is “extremely knowledgeable and provides practical, business-minded advice,” adding: “she’s clearly an expert in her field and can cut to the core issues quickly and efficiently.” She has also been named as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a global honorary society of attorneys whose careers demonstrate outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities.

Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Ms. Taylor was a litigator at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP. Her previous professional experience also includes work for Legal Momentum (formerly NOW Legal Defense Fund) and Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu. She is admitted to practice in New York.

Zach Lewis
Zach Lewis is an associate in the Interactive Entertainment and Blockchain Technology Groups. He counsels clients on non-fungible tokens (NFTs), Web3, and new technology ventures across a wide range of industries, from video games and music to fashion, food, and film.

Before joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Zach graduated cum laude from Temple Law in Philadelphia with a full tuition scholarship and an additional scholarship for excellence in corporate law. There, he was also awarded for his outstanding trial, mediation, and oral advocacy and worked as a Staff Editor for the Temple Law Review. For years, Zach wrote about the intersection of law and technology, including the legality of digital music sampling and pharmaceutical product hopping under intellectual property law.

He later served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Anne E. Lazarus of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. He was recognized by Marquis Who’s Who in America in 2020 for his dedication to the field of law and passion for learning.

In 2021, Zach created Blockchain Barristers, an active global community of nearly 400 lawyers focused on legal issues surrounding blockchain technology. He currently serves as the lead community manager, compiling open access resources and facilitating virtual and in-person discussions for members in addition to working on other benefits.

Zach is a passionate NFT collector and advocate with an academic background in psychology. He frequently speaks and writes about Web3, smart contracts, the metaverse, and the potential for NFTs and blockchain technology to empower individuals and disrupt countless industries. He offers the incredibly unique perspective of a collector, consumer, community member, and lawyer when discussing blockchain, culture, and the law with clients to help them navigate these rapidly changing landscapes.

Zach is admitted to practice only in Pennsylvania. He is not yet admitted in New York. He speaks, reads, and writes fluent Spanish.

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