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Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are essentially tradeable jpegs or gifs. Unlike physical collectables, an NFT owner will not be able to display the asset in their home – except on a screen. They might think they could display it on a website, but this isn’t necessarily the case.

This article gives an insight into what 3D printing is, and what challenges it will pose for intellectual property laws.

This article outlines The Rt Hon Michael Gove’s (Secretary of State for Education UK: 2010-2014), pledge to modernise design and technology education as part of the new National Curriculum for Schools in England and Wales by introducing 3D Printers into schools to help the next generation of children become creators rather than users. The article explores what this means for education and intellectual property laws.

On the 1st October 2014, the Copyright and Rights in Performances (Extended Collective Licensing) Regulations 2014 came into force in the UK introducing a provision for extended collective licensing amongst others. This article provides a legal analysis of this new provision.

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the uses of 3D printing in healthcare, as many schools, universities, organisations and individuals have united together to print the equipment needed to protect key workers as they work on the front lines to combat the virus. This article considers the use of 3D printing in the fight against Covid-19 and the implications which have arisen in the legal field – as a result of intellectual property laws.

This Briefing Note for the Intellectual Property Awareness Network discusses some of the issues affecting IP in its application to 3D printing.