Copyright Office and USPTO Announce Extension for NFT Study Comments and New Roundtable Dates

Issue No. 992 - December 20, 2022

The U.S. Copyright Office and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are publishing a Federal Register notice announcing an extension of time for submitting comments and new roundtable dates for their joint study of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

In response to stakeholder requests, the Offices are extending the January 9, 2023, deadline for submission of comments. Comments must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. eastern time on February 3, 2023. The notice also announces new dates for the virtual public roundtables. The copyright roundtable will be held on January 31, 2023; the trademark roundtable will be held January 24; and the patent roundtable will be held January 26.

For additional information, including instructions for submitting comments and roundtable participation requests, please visit the Copyright Office website. The deadline for submitting requests to participate in the roundtables remains December 21, 2022.