Partner Mark Jansen Cited in USPTO Report to Congress on NFTs

Should existing intellectual property laws be altered to accommodate emerging technology?

Partner Mark Jansen was cited as an authority in a pivotal report to Congress by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the U.S. Copyright Office, addressing the implications of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) on intellectual property laws.

The report underscored potential control and enforcement advantages of NFTs for IP rights holders while simultaneously highlighting the longstanding issues around piracy and infringement in online spaces. Drawing on the perspective of Jansen and other key stakeholders, the report advised against reactionary changes to existing IP law or policy, suggesting instead a deeper investigation into the subject.

Watch his full remarks from the USPTO trademark roundtable below and read the report here.