How can a DAO handle the transfer or assignment of intellectual property rights within the organization?

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The governance rules by vote may decide on questions of assignment of IP rights.

The transfer of NFTs, in as much as their involve IP rights, may be executed by a smart contract, with the authorization coming from a multisig wallet.

That said, while the decision/vote and/or smart contract exécution may be read on or off the

blockchain, the opposability of that transfer/assignment with regard to third parties and the scope of assginment should require a proper assginment deed and may also still require recordal on a Trademark or Patent registry, if the IP right is an industrial property right.

Casey Joly

Intellectual Property

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