McDonald Hopkins set to host "Blockchain is coming: Are you ready?"

CLEVELAND, Oct. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Blockchain technology might have a revolutionary impact on how all business is conducted. Learn about its many legal challenges and opportunities during "Blockchain is coming: Are you ready" on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at noon. The business hour event will be hosted in the Cleveland office of McDonald Hopkins LLC and streamed live at

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We will discuss, amongst other topics:

  • Smart IP rights - using blockchain to record, track, monetize and enforce IP rights
  • Protecting blockchain innovations
  • Avoiding infringement of existing blockchain IP rights
  • Transactional security issues - recourse (or lack thereof) when something goes wrong
  • Data security - understanding nature of cryptocurrencies and protecting your wallet from criminals and your own missteps
  • What is an Initial Coin Offering (ICO)?
  • Launching your own currency and how it works
  • Understanding Howey - knowing if a "token offering" is a securities offering
  • SEC enforcement and regulation actions
  • Compliance with existing law

Guest Speaker
Bernie Moreno, President of the Bernie Moreno Companies and founder of the Blockchain Cleveland movement

McDonald Hopkins
Micah Marcus, Member, Litigation and Business Restructuring

Dave Movius, Chair, Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group
Ilir Pipa, Chair, Securities Practice Group
Colin Battersby, Counsel, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group

McDonald Hopkins LLC
Fifth Third Center
600 Superior Avenue East, Suite 2100
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Register at

Complimentary valet parking is available on Superior Avenue in front of the Fifth Third Center.

There is no fee to attend this program

About McDonald Hopkins
Founded in 1930, McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with locations in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. With more than 50 service and industry teams, the firm has the expertise and knowledge to meet the growing number of legal and business challenges our clients face. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visit

David Carducci
McDonald Hopkins LLC
600 Superior Avenue, East, Suite 2100
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone: 216.348.5814

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