6 May 2022TrademarksAlex Baldwin

Hermes can proceed with 'MetaBirkins' lawsuit

Artist Mason Rothschild will face a trademark infringement suit bought by Hermès targeting his sale of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) depicting the brand’s iconic Birkin bags.

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