Digital Assets

In a broadest sense, files created electronically or by digitizing physical assets (e.g., via scanning), that have a value are considered digital assets.  Examples include, among others:

  • Photos and videos
  • Word and PDF documents
  • Presentations
  • Marketing content
  • Financial assets (e.g. cryptocurrency tokens and cash equivalents
  • User accounts and data

Like all assets, digital assets fall under legal regimes and regulations and may be a subject of contracts. They can be owned, leased, licensed, gifted, sold and be a subject of various legal transactions. Their use might be restricted, either by third party rights or by legal prohibitions. They could be co-owned, belong to the creator or the company a creator works for (where such a creator might be entitled to special compensations).

We advise and support people who create, use, or own a digital asset, or want to obtain a license or purchase someone else’s digital asset. We accompany them through the whole process, from identifying their rights and what they can and cannot lawfully do with the asset to assisting in negotiating and concluding contracts with respect to use, sale or purchase of digital assets.

Examples of services:

  • Software licencing
  • Copyright
  • Sale of digital assets
  • Issuance of cryptocurrencies
  • Content management
  • E-commerce