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Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) - From Unknown to Action: What You Need to Know

12:55      Welcome and Introductions

1:00        Introduction to Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

JoAnn "Jo" Holmes, Holmes@Law, Lawrenceville, GA

What are NFTs? How do they intersect with traditional intellectual property? And what should lawyers and creators know about NFT commercialization? Learn how to license NFTs, navigate their popular marketplaces, and gather practical tips to advise clients in this nascent Web3 digital asset industry.

2:35        Break

2:45        Legal Issues With NFTs

James G. Gatto, Sheppard Mullin, Washington, DC

This session identifies and provides practical guidance around legal issues with NFTs. It focuses on the IP enforcement issues, pending lawsuits and legal disputes involving NFTs and how to avoid them, regulatory issues with NFTs (including fractionalization, securities, money laundering, sanctions and gambling), and the applicability of NFTs to games and metaverses.

4:21        Adjourn

Thank you

Thank you for joining us for Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) – From Unknown to Action: What You Need to Know.


  • Christy A. Coates

    Christy A. Coates is a trademark attorney with Chestek Legal in Raleigh. She has experience in the entertainment and music industries, customer service, operations management and touring. Her focus is on entertainment law and intellectual property law including trademark, copyrights, licensing, media law and contracts.

    Christy also works as a Production Assistant with CID Entertainment working for multiple tours with acts that include Eric Church, The Kings of Leon, Alternative Press Music Awards, Dirks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Kenney Chesney.

    Christy is current council member and former chair of the NCBA Sports and Entertainment Section. She's also on the NCBA Women in the Profession Committee.

    Christy earned her B.A. in Marketing and Management from Lenoir-Rhyne University and her J.D. from University of North Carolina School of Law.

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  • JoAnn "Jo" Holmes

    JoAnn "Jo" Holmes is a digital assets & intellectual property licensing attorney, outside general counsel and advisor at Holmes@Law in Lawrenceville, GA. She practices in the areas of intellectual property licensing and digital assets law - including NFTs, DAOs, the metaverse, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain tech. She helps innovative brands and content creators develop smart Web3 strategy, monetize IP, and negotiate successful deals.

    Over her 20+ year career, Jo has closed profitable contracts with respected brands like Disney, Microsoft, and the NFL. She oversees IP portfolios spanning 125+ countries and has managed intangible assets generating over $2 billion in annual revenue. Clients have remarked: "Jo is a top-notch professional who brings a wealth of experience. She knows business."

    Jo's work includes one-time consultations with IP and digital asset clients to establish a sound legal foundation. She also provides recurring advisory services for evolving projects. Jo also acts as Outside General Counsel for select IP and Web3 focused companies.

    Jo earned her B.A. from Stanford University and her J.D. from Emory Univeristy School of Law.

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  • James G. Gatto

    James G. Gatto is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Sheppard Mullin in Washington, DC. He is leader of the Blockchain & Fintech Team, Social Media and Games Team and Open Source Team. His particular focus is on the intersection of blockchain and interactive entertainment, including NFTs, blockchain games, metaverse, collectibles, digital art, and music. He advises on NFT legal issues, including token creation and marketplaces; patents, copyrights, and other IP protection and enforcement; and regulatory issues including securities, AML, gambling terms of service, and all types of licenses, partnerships, distribution and other NFT agreements.

    James has been involved with blockchain since 2012 and has been recognized as a thought leader by leading organizations including Best Lawyers in America 2021-2022; Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Fintech Trailblazer, The National Law Journal, 2018; and Thought Leader on Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies, National Law Review, 2018.

    James earned his B.E. in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Physics from Manhattan College and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

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August 4, 2022
Thu 12:55 PM EDT

Duration 3H 26M

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