When Facebook’s parent company recently changed its name to “Meta,” was that the first time you heard the term “Metaverse”? What is “The Metaverse” and what legal issues does it raise as people begin to socialize, work and share experiences in this new virtual/augmented reality space? In the latest installment of this popular series, Peter Afrasiabi answers these important questions that already are creating issues of first impression in copyright, trademark, right of publicity, criminal and sex law.
Peter Afrasiabi, Partner, One LLP, Newport Beach, CA
Peter is a founding partner at One, LLP, and focuses his practice on copyright, patent, trademark and entertainment litigation. In addition, he is a professor and the Director of the Appellate Clinic at University of California, Irvine School of Law. Peter graduated from University of California, Los Angeles and University of Southern California Gould School of Law.