Legal, Contractual and IP Diligence in Implementing Trademarks in Metaverse

  • Diksha Boora
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  • Diksha Boora

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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The rise of the metaverse in a digital realm for business, socialising, and entertainment brings distinct difficulties and possibilities for incorporating trademarks. Ensuring legal compliance, thorough examination of contracts, and protection of intellectual property (IP) are crucial in this changing environment to protect the reputation of the business and avoid any violations. In order to prevent the exploitation or misuse of trademarks, which play a crucial role in identifying the source and quality of products in the physical world, it is imperative to exercise strict protection over them in the metaverse. This requires a comprehensive comprehension of both current legal structures and the unique challenges presented by virtual settings. An essential factor to consider is the creation of thorough contracts that take into mind the distinct characteristics of the metaverse. These agreements should incorporate explicit provisions concerning the utilisation rights, geographical extent, and means for enforcing trademarks in virtual environments. In addition, it is necessary to establish measures to address future conflicts, assuring the presence of effective and efficient channels for resolving them. Conducting intellectual property (IP) due diligence in the metaverse involves a comprehensive evaluation of the likelihood of trademark infringement, counterfeiting, and unauthorised utilisation. Effective implementation necessitates a proactive strategy for monitoring and enforcing, utilising both legal and technical remedies. Ultimately, the incorporation of trademarks in the metaverse necessitates thorough legal scrutiny and diligence in contractual and intellectual property matters. Brands can secure their intellectual property and retain their reputation in the growing digital world by using strong protection and enforcement measures.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 4278 - 4289


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