Daniel Barsky is an intellectual property attorney in Holland & Knight's Miami office. Mr. Barsky regularly represents clients in intellectual property (IP), information technology (IT) and data-related licensing and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity transactions, joint ventures, and multilateral and multinational licensing agreements.
Mr. Barsky's clients call upon him to navigate complex transactions involving IP, IT and data assets. He assists and advises clients with navigating the complexities of transactions involving intangible assets such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and data, brand licensing and distribution agreements, blockchain technology such as cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), software and technology licensing agreements, and transition services agreements.
Post-closing, Mr. Barsky assists clients with the maintenance and enforcement of their IP and IT portfolios with an eye towards leveraging those portfolios to drive revenue and growth. Mr. Barsky oversees, coordinates and maintains multinational trademark portfolios encompassing thousands of marks registered in more than 100 countries, including the monitoring and enforcement of the portfolios, as well as multinational, anti-counterfeiting activities.
In addition to his transactional and counseling work, Mr. Barsky maintains an active, nationwide IP and IT litigation practice and has represented clients in patent infringement, trademark infringement, anti-counterfeiting, unfair competition, copyright infringement and trade secret theft matters, as well as information technology, data privacy, cyberfraud, data breach and hacking matters, and responses thereto.
Mr. Barsky is an active force and thought leader in South Florida's entrepreneurial and startup community. He regularly represents startup and new business ventures and has helped multiple startups develop, protect, grow, monetize and enforce their IP and other business assets. His work with startups and entrepreneurs includes advising on software license agreements, user agreements, privacy policies, brand clearance, brand protection and monetization strategies, blockchain and NFT questions, and IP registration.
Outside of his law practice, Mr. Barsky helped form, and is a former board member of, Tech Lauderdale, which promotes the growth, connectivity and awareness of the thriving technology ecosystem in Greater Fort Lauderdale and throughout South Florida.
Additionally, Mr. Barsky is an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law where he teaches patent litigation and the university's Startup Practicum, and is the university's faculty supervisor for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Law School Clinic Program. In his various roles at the university, Mr. Barsky works with students and clients in the university's startup practicum to foster the development of the South Florida startup and entrepreneurial community and the professionals that are needed to serve and grow that community.
Mr. Barsky is a registered patent attorney with the USPTO and regularly prosecutes patents, trademarks and copyrights for clients.
This panel will explore the basics of NFTs, consider the key intellectual property issues developing around NFTs, how NFTs intersect with current forms of IP protection, financial aspects of NFTs, and provide practical advice for counseling clients o...