Workshop 9

Various Legal Issues in the Metaverse

Although Metaverse, a virtual world that is fully immersive and interconnected, is not to be considered as new, it has recently attracted significant attention from various industries. In fact, the global non-face-to-face environment started with COVID-19, rapidly increased the demand for Metaverse creating several legal concerns that must be addressed. 

In the Metaverse platform, content is created and utilized in an unconventional way. The following cases are of course premised on the existing copyright law, patent and trademark law, but Metaverse raises a variety of new legal issues when traditional laws such as those related intellectual property, licensing and contract law will apply in the Metaverse. We intend to have an opportunity to think about and discuss various disputes that we need to face with and those may arise in the future.

The speakers will introduce and discuss several case studies and explore issues brand owners should be considering now to prevent protection and enforcement issues later.

Start Time: 16:00
End Time: 17:30

Drummond Center
Le Centre Sheraton Montréal 1201 Boul. René-Lévesque O, Montréal, QC, H3B 2L7