NFTs: the Latest Blockchain Tech You Need to Know to Protect Your IP (Webinar)

Nonfungible tokens (NFTs) are digital assets with ownerships recorded and certified on a blockchain, similar to the authentication of Bitcoin. For the past few years, NFTs have been used to commodify music files, videos, digital artwork, and other media. However, NFT ownership changes the dynamic of who owns and controls creative works, highlighting novel issues in intellectual property regulation, such as:

  • Can the NFT itself be copyrighted?
  • If an NFT based on an underlying work is minted and sold without the copyright holder's consent, what rights does that copyright holder have?
  • Can you tokenize a patent, and how do NFTs impact patent ownership rights?
  • What new considerations should attorneys take into consideration when policing trademarks?
  • How does the rise of NFTs impact current and future licensing agreements?

This one-hour CLE will discuss the importance of IP law in facilitating safe acquisition of new forms of intellectual property and protecting works from digital misappropriation.

Jenkins Law Library, an accredited provider under the Pennsylvania CLE Board's Rules, will serve as the CLE provider for this course. The course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hour of CLE credit in substantive law, practice and procedure.

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.0 hour of total CLE credit.

This webinar will be presented using Zoom, a free videoconferencing service. For more information on Zoom, please view the following short videos:

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Thursday, August 19, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
7 seats remaining (12 max)