ESA Comments on NFTs and Intellectual Property

  • 02.03.2023
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February 3, 2023

Filed electronically via, Docket No. PTO-C-2022-0035

Katherine K. Vidal
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property
and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office United States Patent and Trademark Office
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Shira Perlmutter
Register of Copyrights and Director United States Copyright Office
101 Independence Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20540

Re: Request for Comments on Study on Non-Fungible Tokens and Related Intellectual Property Law Issues, Docket No. PTO-C-2022-0035, 87 Fed. Reg. 71584, pp. 71584-86 (November 23, 2022)

Dear Directors Vidal and Perlmutter:

The Entertainment Software Association1 (“ESA”) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the joint request for comments on stakeholder concerns regarding intellectual property rights and enforcement for non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office (“agencies”). Because the market for NFTs and the associated technology is still emerging and enforcement of intellectual property rights associated with NFTs has, so far, been effective, ESA recommends no change to intellectual property laws, regulations, or policy at this time.

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