Global Trade and Blockchain Forum

Events Global Trade and Blockchain Forum Marc Kaufman December 2-3, 2019 | 10:00AM – 6:00PM CET

Rimon Partner, Marc Kaufman, will be speaking at the WTO’s Global Trade and Blockchain Forum. He will present on Blockchain and Intellectual Property.


World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland


Date and Time:

December 2nd, 2019 – 10:00AM – 6:00PM CET

December 3rd, 2019 – 10:00AM – 6:00PM CET

Why You Should Attend:

New technologies are shaping the way we work and trade. One technology, in particular, blockchain, keeps making the headlines. How transformative could this technology be for international trade? What is its potential and what are the challenges that come with its deployment? The event will present various use cases that aim at facilitating international trade using blockchain, from trade finance, to transportation and logistics, border procedures, and agriculture. It will discuss how this technology can be used in IP intensive industries and what we can do to avoid creating unnecessary standards-related barriers to trade in blockchain and other emerging digital technologies. It will also explore the implications of the rise of blockchain and other digital technologies for developing countries and review what could be done to ensure that they reap the benefits that these technologies open. Finally, it will provide an opportunity to discuss the role of international organizations in promoting a regulatory and policy framework conducive to the deployment of this technology while mitigating the risks that may arise.


If you do not already have WTO accreditation, you are kindly requested to register here before Tuesday 26 November 12.00 pm.

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Marc Kaufman is a partner in Rimon’s FinTech, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain, and Intellectual Property groups. Marc Kaufman concentrates his practice in the area of patent strategy, in particular, advising clients in protecting, managing and monetizing their intellectual property assets. He has represented clients in defending against patent assertions in district courts and through post-grant administrative proceedings in the U.S. Patent Office, such as Inter Partes Reviews. Mr. Kaufman has been active in creating procedures to secure and enforce intellectual property rights, as well as structuring and negotiating intellectual property transactions. Marc’s practice focuses on computer software including the areas of Fintech, database technology, content distribution, and computer security. Over the last several years, Marc has actively monitored and analyzed the emerging patent landscape related to blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. Marc is a co-founder of the Blockchain IP Council. Access Marc’s full biography.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible.