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At Thompson Coburn, we strive to meet client needs in emerging markets. As more companies look to the future of doing business in the Metaverse, we are well-positioned to assist our clients and help them take advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead.

What is the “metaverse”? The term metaverse doesn't really refer to any one specific type of technology. Broadly speaking, the technologies that make up the metaverse can include virtual reality (VR) — characterized by persistent, “always on” virtual worlds that continue to exist even when you're not playing or actively engaged in them, as well as augmented reality (AR) that combines aspects of the digital and physical worlds. It doesn't necessarily require access exclusively via VR or AR — a virtual world, like aspects of popular video games such as Fortnite, can be accessed through PCs, game consoles, and even mobile phones, and could therefore be considered part of the metaverse.

As one of the first major U.S. law firms to apply for trademark protection in the Metaverse, we have taken an active role to be present in this virtual universe where our clients may conduct business.

Combining the skill sets of legal innovators in the areas of intellectual property, cybersecurity, real estate, human resources, lobbying and policy, corporate and securities, tax and digital currency, our team is built to tackle the many challenges our clients will face as they enter the Metaverse. 

Partner
St. Louis

Mariquita is an experienced and results-driven M&A and tax attorney who negotiates and closes complex transactions.

Mariquita is an experienced and results-driven M&A and tax attorney who...

Mariquita Barbieri, LLM
Partner
St. Louis

The Chair of Thompson Coburn's Higher Education Practice, Aaron assists institutions to navigate a wide range of complex legal and regulatory matters.

The Chair of Thompson Coburn's Higher Education Practice, Aaron assists ins...

Aaron Lacey
Partner
St. Louis

Gayle is a thoughtful and detail-oriented attorney valued by clients for her practical legal counsel.

Gayle is a thoughtful and detail-oriented attorney valued by clients for he...

Gayle Mercier
Partner
St. Louis

Tom provides strategic intellectual property counseling to some of the world's largest consumer products companies and service providers, with a focus on IP portfolio man...

Tom provides strategic intellectual property counseling to some of the worl...

Tom Polcyn
Partner
Los Angeles

Jennifer serves as primary outside counsel to entrepreneurs, venture capital funds and operating companies with an emphasis on transactional and finance matters.

Jennifer serves as primary outside counsel to entrepreneurs, venture capita...

Jennifer Post
Partner
Chicago

Jim serves as a trusted advisor to clients facing complex cybersecurity and privacy issues — particularly those in the country's most highly regulated industries.

Jim serves as a trusted advisor to clients facing complex cybersecurity and...

James Shreve
Partner
St. Louis

Nelson represents employers in various aspects of employment law and litigation.

Nelson represents employers in various aspects of employment law and litiga...

R. Nelson Williams