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MoFo Tech brings together legal insights and in-depth analyses on trends and complex issues shaping the global technology industry, covering fields such as blockchain and distributed ledger, cloud and SaaS technologies, driverless cars, drones, FinTech, computer hardware and software, the IoT, semiconductors, and telecommunications.


May 20, 2020 - Blockchain

Understanding Blockchain - Blockchain and Securities Law - Part 4

In this episode of “Understanding Blockchain,” Morrison & Foerster’s Susan Gault-Brown and Dario de Martino discuss if securities laws apply to all cryptocurrencies in the same way. This ongoing series is dedicated to providing an overall understanding of blockchain technology and how companies can use …›

May 19, 2020 - Blockchain

Understanding Blockchain - Blockchain and Securities Law - Part 3

In this episode of “Understanding Blockchain,” Morrison & Foerster’s Susan Gault-Brown and Dario de Martino discuss how securities laws apply to cryptocurrencies. This ongoing series is dedicated to providing an overall understanding of blockchain technology and how companies can use it to share, store, …›

Service-Level Agreement Basics

Given the broad use and relative importance of service-level agreements (SLAs) in a variety of contexts, in this blog post, we provide an overview of the basics of SLAs and what they should address. An SLA is an important part of any contract with …›

May 1, 2020 - Intellectual Property

Landmark Trademark Protection Case Before Supreme Court

This Monday, May 4, 2020, the United States Supreme Court will hear its first-ever telephonic oral arguments in a trademark case regarding the nature of the boundary between “descriptive” and “generic” terms. While the question presented is narrow—whether the addition of a generic …›

Congratulations to Sprint and SoftBank on the Closing of the Blockbuster $59 Billion Deal with T-Mobile

History in the Making Morrison & Foerster would like to congratulate our clients Sprint and SoftBank on closing the blockbuster deal between Sprint and T-Mobile, creating the “New T-Mobile” - a transaction that significantly reshapes the future of the telecom industry. Announced in 2018 …›

April 2, 2020 - Financings

UK Digital Services Tax, Effective from 1 April 2020

With effect from 1 April 2020, the UK will start to levy a digital services tax at a rate of 2% on digital services revenues that are attributable to UK users. The UK digital services tax (“UK DST”) is intended to apply to large businesses …›

March 27, 2020 - Blockchain, Fintech

CFTC Issues Final "Actual Delivery" Interpretation for Virtual Currencies

On March 24, 2020, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) issued its final interpretive guidance (the “Interpretation”) concerning the meaning of “actual delivery” in the context of retail commodity transactions involving “virtual currencies.” The Interpretation provides that, in the CFTC’s view, actual delivery of …›

March 24, 2020 - European Union

Hard Knocks Keep Coming for Europe’s Unified Patent Court

With brexited UK announcing that it will not join Europe’s long-awaited Unified Patent Court (UPC), the establishment of an efficient pan-European patent litigation system faces ever‑mounting challenges. Last Friday, the German Federal Constitutional Court declared that the German Act of Approval of the UPC …›