Tolkien legal professionals block crypto utilizing Lord of the Rings writer’s identify

Tolkien's estate has stepped in to prevent a cryptocurrency from launching with his name

Tolkien’s property has stepped in to stop a cryptocurrency from launching together with his identify

Lawyers representing the property of Lord of the Rings creator JRR Tolkien have taken motion towards the developer of a cryptocurrency named ‘JRR Token’.

Representatives of the Tolkien property stated the product, which was launched in August 2021, infringed the trademark of the world-famous writer.

The area identify ‘jrrtoken.com’ was efficiently recovered with out opposition by the property and all operations beneath the offending identify have been halted.

The US-based developer paid the property’s authorized prices for an undisclosed sum.

Steven Maier, solicitor for the Tolkien property, stated: ‘The Tolkien estate is vigilant in preventing unauthorised parties from taking advantage of the JRR Tolkien name and the content of JRR Tolkien’s literary works.

‘This was a particularly flagrant case of infringement and the estate is pleased that it has been concluded on satisfactory terms.’

JRR Tolkien’s internationally-recognised literary works, together with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, have been translated into 36 languages and have bought an estimated 100 million copies worldwide.

John Ronald Reul Tolkien (1892 - 1973), sitting in his study at Merton College, Oxford (Getty)

John Ronald Reul Tolkien sitting in his examine at Merton College, Oxford (Getty)

Meanwhile, cryptocurrencies are bobbing up in all places to try to benefit from well-known manufacturers.

Earlier this month, a newly-launched crypto based mostly on Netflix’s massively-popular Squid Game turned out to be a rip-off.

So you may perceive Tolkein’s legal professionals transferring rapidly to ensure the identical factor didn’t occur right here.


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