A Collaborative Study On Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) And Intellectual Property Rights

Considering intellectual property (IP) law and policy concerns related to non-fungible tokens is the focus of collaborative research conducted by the USPTO (the United States Patent and Trademark Office) and the U.S. Copyright Office (NFTs). The U.S. requested this report, and it is in response. Senate’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property continues the two offices’ continuing investigation into new technologies and their effects on IP rights.

On November 23, 2022, the offices published a Federal Register Notice asking for public feedback on several IP-related themes and NFT-related difficulties. Public comments on any subjects connected to the piece of this study are welcomed by the office. Answers to the queries posed in the Federal Register Notice are of particular interest to it.

Take part in a panel discussion.

The two offices are also looking for panellists for a series of three virtual public roundtables that will happen in January 2023 in addition to the request for comments:

  • Roundtable 1: NFTs and patents (January 10, 2023)
  • Roundtable 2: NFTs and trademarks (January 12, 2023)
  • Roundtable 3: NFTs and copyright (January 18, 2023)

The roundtables will concentrate on IP issues about NFTs. As it becomes available, further details about each roundtable will be provided on the associated event sites linked above.

Send an email to NFTStudySpeakingRequests@uspto.gov by December 21, 2022, requesting to be a panellist at one or more roundtables.

Please identify the roundtable(s) at which you desire to speak, with your name, connection with a professional field, and contact information.

Watch the roundtables

Register to watch the roundtables: Each roundtable will be held virtually and streamed live on the day of the event. On the appropriate event sites stated above at a later time, registration links for signing up to view each roundtable live will be posted. Additionally, the roundtables will be recorded for later viewing.