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Frankfurt Kurnit’s Blockchain Technology Group provides advice on blockchain-enabled projects, drawing on the team’s technical knowledge and unparalleled expertise in intellectual property, entertainment, media, advertising, consumer protection, intermediary protection and privacy. We counsel clients looking to leverage non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and other blockchain-based technologies to explore untapped markets, connect with audiences, and generate new sources of revenue using new and existing intellectual property and media.
We represent organizations and individuals across the blockchain ecosystem. Our client list includes the largest Ethereum developers and incubators; Decentralized Finance (DeFi) platforms; Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) platforms; digital art galleries and marketplaces; generative art platforms; artists, influencers, photographers, filmmakers, celebrities and other creators; blue ribbon brands and creative agencies; and a professional sports league.
We provide a range of blockchain technology legal services to clients:
We help our clients form strategies to create and leverage blockchain technology projects, including selecting an appropriate blockchain and choosing appropriate technology partners.
By acquiring an in-depth understanding of client projects, we identify, analyze, and help our clients navigate financial, intellectual property, consumer protection, contractual, privacy, technical and other legal issues and risks.
We structure opportunities to monetize digital artwork, music, videos, animations, tickets, collectibles, video games and other items through blockchain-enabled technology, including NFTs, and we structure ongoing revenue streams through use of “smart contracts” and other documentation.
We negotiate and draft agreements necessary to launch blockchain technology projects, including agreements between creators and underlying rights holders, collaboration agreements between creators and marketplaces, licensing agreements, and more.
Terms and Conditions
We draft and review terms and conditions related to blockchain-enabled technology projects, including terms of service for platforms and offer terms and related disclosures for NFTs.
We help clients comply with the myriad laws that apply to blockchain-enabled projects, and work with industry partners to identify and avoid practical risks in this rapidly changing landscape.
Enforcement and Litigation
We advise rights holders, creators, marketplaces and other stakeholders on how to enforce their rights and protect against violations.
Privacy & Data Security
We draft and review privacy policies related to blockchain-based projects and guide clients through the patchwork of worldwide privacy laws and regulations.