Luxurious style model Hermès is asking a federal court docket to dam gross sales of non-fungible tokens primarily based on its widespread Birkin bag, in response to Reuters.
Final month, a New York jury dominated digital artist Mason Rothschild had violated Hermès’s mental property rights by selling and promoting his “MetaBirkin” NFTs primarily based on the Birkin baggage. Rothschild was ordered to pay $133,000 in damages.
Hermès alleges in its submitting that Rothschild has continued to advertise the NFTs regardless of the ruling, Reuters mentioned. The style firm needs the federal court docket to intervene and pressure Rothschild to not solely cease promoting the digital property but additionally switch the NFTs he nonetheless owns to Hermès.
The court docket’s February ruling in favor of Hermès has been thought of vital and probably precedent-setting as whether or not or not NFTs are artwork or commodities has been introduced into query. As was the case with MetaBirkins, different inventive NFT collections have borrowed parts of current mental property.
Rothschild’s lawyer plans to oppose Hermes’s submitting this week, mentioned Reuters.