Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and copyright

WIPO Magazine

This year, NFTs (non-fungible token), the latest hype in the world of distributed ledgers and cryptocurrencies, have taken the art and tech worlds by storm.

NFT Lawyer: Legal Risks with ‘Non-Fungible Tokens’

Traverse Legal Blog

‘NFT’ stands for non-fungible token. NFT lawyer Enrico Schaefer covers the following topics in this informative article about non-fungible tokens. What is a Non-Fungible Token (NFT)? NFTs are tokens.


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Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) and Copyright

Biswajit Sarkar Copyright Blog

One of the biggest stories of 2021 in the ever evolving world of distributed ledgers and crypto currencies has been the rise of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). A Non-Fungible Token or NFT is a programmable digital unit of value which is recorded on a digital ledger.

Legal Issues Related to Non-fungible Tokens

JD Supra Law

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) provide new avenues of investment and secured lending opportunities for borrowers and lenders alike but also raise number of legal considerations.

5 KEY TAKEAWAYS - A Comprehensive Guide on Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs): Managing Potentials and Perils

JD Supra Law

The recent surge of non-fungible tokens (NFTs)—in number, value, and type—has become a clear sign of their high growth potential across all types of industries.

Intellectual Property in the Metaverse - Non-Fungible Tokens

JD Supra Law

Non-fungible Tokens: Commercializing Exclusive Digital Art- A Companion Piece


In May 2021, a phenomenal IPilogue submission by Keir Strickland-Murphy (Osgoode Law ‘22) touched on the recent boom of Non- fungible Tokens. What are non-fungible tokens? Photo by cdd20 ( Unsplash ).

The Uncharted Legal Territory of Non-Fungible Tokens

IP Tech Blog

NFTs are digitally unique “non-fungible tokens,” based on block chain technology, that are used to manage the IP rights of artists in underlying works. The post The Uncharted Legal Territory of Non-Fungible Tokens appeared first on Global IP & Technology Law Blog. NFT Technology blockchain digital art Non-fungible token

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and intellectual property rights

Barry Sookman

My focus was on non-fungible tokens (or NFTs) and intellectual property rights. … The post Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and intellectual property rights appeared first on Barry Sookman.

Miramax Gets Medieval on Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction NFTs: Takeaways for Non-Fungible Token (NFT) Creators, Buyers and Sellers

JD Supra Law

While intellectual property legal disputes are nothing new in Hollywood, the non-fungible token (“NFT”) subject matter makes the case novel.

Miramax Gets Medieval on Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction NFTs: Takeaways for Non-Fungible Token (NFT) Creators, Buyers and Sellers

JD Supra Law

NFT's have reignited and expanded the market for digital art. When Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino tried to create an NFT project using intellectual property owned by the studio, the reaction from the execs was less than enthusiastic. By: Jaburg Wilk

Hermès’ Challenge of ‘MetaBirkin’ NFTs Foretells Future Trademark Litigation Trends

IP Watchdog

The ongoing “MetaBirkin” lawsuit is unusual, however, in that it involves a designer brand and two of the latest, trending topics – non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the metaverse.

Lawsuits are spiking on the issue of whether non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) qualify as “real” goods for the purpose of trademark protection – May 16, 2022

CoCal IP Law Institute

Non-fungible tokens ("NFTs") - what are they, anyhow? Technically, they are a digital asset. Again, what does that mean? On Monday, May 16, 2022, SoCal IP Law Group LLP partner Marina L. Lang will lead a discussion on defining the nature of these novel digital assets and discuss the growing litigation over whether these assets [.].

The Uncharted Legal Territory of Non-Fungible Tokens

LexBlog IP

NFTs are digitally unique “non-fungible tokens,” based on block chain technology, that are used to manage the IP rights of artists in underlying works. The recent US$69 million sale of an “NFT” by digital artist Beeple in March 2021 generated considerable attention, both within and outside the realm of art.

Taking the “Fun” Out of Non-Fungible Tokens: Could Securities Laws Apply to NFTs?

LexBlog IP

As many know by now, non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) are unique units of data stored on a blockchain that have become an increasingly popular way to buy and sell artwork (as well as all kinds of other things). NFTs are, by definition, unique or “non-fungible.”

Good Faith Doctrine and NFTs – How a Bored Ape NFT Dilemma May Present Unique Copyright and Contract Issues

IP Watchdog

Can something called a “Bored Ape” be embodied in a non-fungible token (NFT) and be associated with smart contracts? How could this present unique and challenging issues regarding copyright law?

Nike’s Trademark Fight Against StockX Moves Offline

IP Watchdog

In January 2022, StockX announced its plans to launch The Vault, which uses non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to allow buyers to track ownership of physical products resold on its e-market and warrant their authenticity, including Nike shoes.

Can Teaming IBM’s blockchain with Spangenberg’s IPwe Turn Patents Into a Trillion-Dollar Market?

IP Close Up

IBM and IPwe, believe that NFTs, Non-Fungible Tokens – one-of-a-kind limited digital editions – can transform stagnant patent monetization into a trillion dollar market.

“For Sale: This Article”: an overview of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and IP

IP Whiteboard

NFT stands for non-fungible token. Non-fungible basically means unique. By way of comparison, a $10 note is an example of a fungible asset, because it can be replaced with another $10 note, or two $5 notes. A non-fungible token is a one-of-a-kind digital token that may be linked to another item or asset, often a digital work, such as a drawing, video or piece of music.

Movie-Inspired Collector ‘Tokens’ Spark Dispute Over the Right to Sell IP-Related Assets

IP Close Up

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‘Fractional Ownership’ Patent is Offered as an NFT by Celebrity-Laden Auctioneer OpenSea Systems

IP Close Up

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Fatal Mistakes Made By The ‘Bored Ape Yacht Club’ & ‘Crypto Punks’ NFT Projects

Traverse Legal Blog

Today, we’re going to talk about non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Obtain non-disclosure and non-compete agreements from all contractors, employees, partners, and investors before sharing confidential information. My name is NFT lawyer Enrico Schaefer.

Blurred Lines: How the Lack of Regulation of NFT Platforms Has Fueled Rampant Art Theft


Still, the straightforward process for creating non-fungible tokens (NFT) has accelerated the theft of digital art. Arts Blogs Copyright IP Technology Commercializing IP copyright Digital Technology NFT Nikita Munjal non-fungible tokens Verse

Cybersquatting Web3 Domain Names

Traverse Legal Blog

This is a ‘one of kind’ video series on token squatting. Before diving into token squatting on web3 blockchain technology, we need to understand precisely how the web2.0 How do I protect my brand and personal name in a tokenized world?

NFT Copyright License Rights: Due Diligence is Critical.

Traverse Legal Blog

My name is Enrico Schaefer, I am a technology attorney with traverse legal PLC, and today I want to talk about nonfungible tokens or NFTs. With that in mind, we now have something called non-fungible tokens or NFTs. The nonfungible token.

5 Tips for Brands Launching NFT Projects

Traverse Legal Blog

NFT Legal Tip #3: Your Token Contract is on The BLockchain Forever. The first is the token contract and it goes on the blockchain. How do you modify the token contract and/or linked digital asset agreement after launch?

Yuga Labs v. Ryder Ripps: Bored Ape Yacht Club Case Will Test the Limits of NFT IP

Traverse Legal Blog

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Anatomy of an NFT Fail: Trademark License Expires on F1 Delta Time.

Traverse Legal Blog

While NFTs – aka token contracts- last forever on the blockchain ledger, the linked digital asset could be taken from you or have its value/utility diminished or extinguished. It is unclear if this will be an adequate surrogate for the value of NFTs and associated tokens moving forward.

Insights from the Global Online Thesis Topic Meetings


Dirk Visser of Leiden University moderated this discussion on non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) and intellectual property (“IP”), which featured three speakers— Richard Lehv , Alexandra Giannopoulou , and Andres Guadamuz —who discussed different aspects of NFTs through their individual presentations.

Nobel Prize-related Invention Disclosure Could Generate Millions in Research — as a Collectable

IP Close Up

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Licensing NFTs: You Need to Know Who Owns What You’re Selling

Traverse Legal Blog

Today we are going to talk about NFTs or non-fungible tokens. The token will go onto the BlockChain, and the buyer will get that token proving that they are the owner of that NFT. Nonfungible token license, version 1.0.

Federally Registering the Trademark of Your NFT

JD Supra Law

In order to legally own your non-fungible token (NFT) brand, you can and should consider federally registering the trademark on it. NFTs are inherently valuable given that they represent unique, irreplaceable digital assets. By: Cozen O'Connor

Analysing the Intersection of Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Intellectual Property Rights

IP and Legal Filings

With uncertainty looming over several corporate and non-corporate entities, digital currencies have managed to garner attention. Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have garnered attention and popularity in 2021.

Patent Poetry: Nike Sues Platform over NFTs

JD Supra Law

Nike has sued the StockX platform for trademark infringement because the platform minted, marketed, and sold non-fungible tokens (NFTs) using Nike trademarks.

Fun with Non-Fungibles: What Can NFTs Do for Me?

Chicago IP

CT, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (“IPLAC”) and the Illinois Intellectual Property Alliance (“ILIPA”) will host a panel discussion focusing on NFTs and some of the many questions revolved around non-fungible tokens. On July 14, 2021 from 12:00 p.m.

A Challenge, An Opportunity: The Music Industry and COVID


Kevin Erickson, the director of artist-advocacy non-profit group Future of Music, wants more than a return to the pre-virus status quo. Copyright Claire Wortsman copyright COVID-19 licensing Music NFTs Non Fungible Token streaming Technology

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What the hell are NFTs, and why is the art world crazy over them?


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NFTs: The Future of Managing Patent Assets?

JD Supra Law

They are all now minting non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”), turning assets into a token that is represented on the blockchain. What do William Shatner, Snoop Dogg, Mark Cuban, Tom Brady, and patent owners have in common?

Cryptocurrencies and NFTs are all the rage

Managing IP

Cyril Abrol of Remfry & Sagar discusses the regulatory benchmarks for cryptocurrencies and non-fungibles tokens and why India could become a hub of crypto innovation

What to Know About NFTs: Three Key Considerations for Businesses

JD Supra Law

In recent years, companies in each of these industries have embraced a technology known as non-fungible tokens, or NFTs. What do fast food, art, and sports have in common?