The increasing importance of the Metaverse and the rapid progression of AI development and applications bring disruptive opportunities, but are challenging the current legal framework and it is struggling to keep pace. Harnessing the power of AI could have a transformational effect on several workflows and processes within in-house law practices, yielding dramatic improvements in operational efficiency.
Given the exponential rise of AI tools and applications in the broader market, it’s critical that in-house counsels understand the key aspects about the adoption of these emerging technologies – particularly the gaps in regulation and law and the legal and ethical issues (e.g. who owns the rights to AI-generated content?).
Register your interest in joining us here for a group discussion by experts and IP practitioners on the below discussion points:
Discussing the practical applications of what organizations can accomplish with AI now
Reviewing the IP aspects of the new tools and looking at how technology can support in-house teams
Examining the gaps in regulation and law
Analysing safe versus unsafe practices
Investigating the legal and ethical issues - e.g. who owns the rights to AI-generated content?
Leveraging today’s particular tools and processes to streamline your workflows
Following graduating with European Studies at Maastricht University and an MA in International Security, I am now specialising in Com Laude's Web 3.0 team. I am passionate about the potential and opportunity that Web 3.0 provides for brand owners.
A key element for me is staying abreast of all developments in the fast-moving Metaverse environment and in the industry. I support the Com Laude’s group of clients with thought-leadership reports on implications for their brands.
Lewis Whiting is the CEO of iaidō – a disruptive legal-tech firm that transforms the practices of in-house legal teams. Lewis and his team are at the forefront of incorporating the opportunity of AI within the legal industry context and in particular within the iaidō business. The iaidō product suite supports full legal and IP management systems, business insight and analytics for brand owners tracking the effectiveness of their portfolio, and process automation for anti-counterfeiting programmes.
Prior to becoming CEO, Lewis demonstrated his entrepreneurial focus on brand management and growth at Stobbs – advising at a strategic level on a wide range of issues including clearance searching, protection, dispute management and exploitation; and also founding Brand Intelligence - a company focused on Brand Security and Intelligence, including crisis management and reputation control.
Henrik Trasberg is a legal advisor to the Estonian Ministry of Justice on new technologies and digitalisation. He represents the Estonian Government in the EU negotiations of the AI Act and other key regulations concerning new technologies and services. Henrik is also part of a taskforce for implementing an AI action plan for Estonia to facilitate the uptake of trustworthy and human-centred AI.
Additionally, he is a lecturer on IP Law at the University of Tartu. Prior to his current position, Henrik was an adviser to the Ministry on IP Law. Formerly a practicing IP/IT lawyer at the Hedman Partners Law Firm, he has also advised numerous start-ups and multinational enterprises in ensuring regulatory compliance of emerging technologies and business models.
Tom is an Online Brand Enforcement Specialist at Stobbs, with previous experience working in-house. Tom attends to a variety of Web2 and Web3 matters for clients, covering marketplace and social media enforcement,
DNS domain name disputes, blockchain domain name acquisitions and instances of Web3 phishing/fraud.
Rebecca is an IA Manager at Stobbs working in our Disputes and Litigation team specialising in litigation (High-Court and IPEC) and strategic advice regarding brand, design and copyright issues. More recently, Rebecca is the thought leader within Stobbs in navigating the gap between the rapidly developing AI technology and the established and emerging case-law.
Rebecca graduated in Law from Oxford University and prior to joining Stobbs in 2020, she worked in private practice (Slaughter and May) and as in-house counsel at a major high street fashion retailer.
In addition to being an expert at work, Rebecca is a keen climber and illustrator – only occasionally at the same time.
Prior to founding Stobbs, Julius was Head of Trade Marks at Ipulse. He was also a Partner at a major European firm for seven years.
Julius has an unparalleled knowledge of trade mark, registered design and copyright law, and applies this in a commercial way to provide practical and proactive advice for his clients. Clients appreciate Julius’s ability to combine a relaxed manner with an ability to grasp key issues quickly and provide focused advice.
He has extensive experience in contentious trade mark proceedings. In the UK his experience includes many appearances before the Appointed Person, and he is the most often heard trade mark attorney in inter partes proceedings at the UK Intellectual Property Office. He also has experience of proceedings before the UK High Court and the Patents County Court. Julius also has vast experience of dealing with oppositions, cancellations and appeals before OHIM and of further appeals to the General Court and the European Court of Justice.