Blockchains - Legal and Licensing Implications

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Krogerus Attorneys Ltd, Unioninkatu 22, 00130 Helsinki, Finland

The seminar is free of charge for LES Scandinavia members.
The price for non-members is 150€ (including membership for year 2018)

To register, please contact Secretariat of LES Scandinavia at: by Wed Jan 10th, 2018 the latest.

Morning seminar by LES Scandinavia on blockchains, their basics and various legal and licensing implications, presented by leading authorities in the field


8:30           Coffee and refreshments, networking

9:00           “Welcome!”, Seminar Program Chairman, Sonja London, Board Member, LES Scandinavia

9:05           “Blockchain Technology Basics in Ten Minutes”, Olli Pekonen, Secretary, LES Scandinavia

9:15           “Initial Coin Offerings”, Mari Tomunen, Sullivan & Worcester LLP

9:50           “Legal implications of blockchain and smart contracts”, Kalle Hynönen and Mika Puittinen,

                    Krogerus Attorneys Ltd

10:25        “Blockchain and future of music licensing”, Antti Härmänmaa, Teosto

10:45        “Blockchains, Patenting and other IPR”, Tuomas Matila, Berggren Oy

11:15          Conclusions, Questions and Remarks

11:30          End of the event


Presentations are available to members only.  Please login to access.
  • Efforts Integrating Blockchain With Intellectual Property
  • Trevor Krajewski and Rich Lettiere
    Intellectual property-centric businesses have been increasing their involvement with blockchain companies and technologies in recent years. The incorporation of this technology into numerous industries could lead to exceptional opportunities for valuation, litigation, and licensing of new patents and intellectual property. Perhaps the most interesting application of blockchain technology for IP professionals, though, will be within the IP space itself. Numerous organizations and efforts supporting the development and integration of blockchain in the IP world are emerging. This article intends to describe the limited number of organizations that are active, or are publicly promoting plans to become active, in this space as well as what they plan to accomplish.
    PDF, 84.97 KB
  • Blockchain And Intellectual Property
  • Trevor Krajewski and Rich Lettiere
    Undeniably one of the most anticipated and potentially revolutionary technologies since the invention of the internet, blockchain promises to usher in a new era of how we do business and handle information. Although a cryptographically secured chain of digital files was described in work* dated as early as 1991, the invention of blockchain in its current, most popular form, as a distributed ledger for transactions on a network, is credited to the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor(s) of Bitcoin, in 2008. Cryptography has been around for centuries, but the cryptocurrency & blockchain community as a whole largely considers Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin as the first blockchain. Although initially intended as the supporting technology behind a digital form of money, blockchain is beginning to show it’s potential to expand to numerous applications with real world use-cases in preexisting industries.
    PDF, 118.84 KB
  • Mari Tomunen - Blockchains
  • PDF, 1.77 MB
  • Tuomas Matila - Blockchains
  • PDF, 736.02 KB
  • Kalle Hynonen and Mika Puittonen_Presentation Krogerus
  • PDF, 917.03 KB
  • Olli Pekonen_Presentation - BlockChains
  • PDF, 708.92 KB
  • Antti Härmänmaa - Blockhain and Future of Music Licensing
  • PDF, 2.06 MB