The direct exchange of goods and services between individuals, rather than from business to consumer is no longer a new phenomenon. Is this a revolution in the marketplace or just an evolution of the renting and file-sharing mentality? Spawning the gig economy and espousing a smaller environmental footprint, the ‘sharing economy’ is here to stay. Will this radically change how brands are used? Does this change how trademark law is applied? Read Part One – Introduction of our seven part series.