UEFA and EPL consult lawyers on NFTs

Non-fungible tokens promoted by football stars could infringe IP rights





UEFA and the English Premier League are reportedly taking legal advice after images of their trophies were used in digital assets called non-fungible tokens (NFTs), which are data added to a file to make a unique signature.


The NFTs in question – which have been promoted by a number of former Premier League footballers – feature images of the Premier League, Europa League and Champions League trophies.


UEFA and the Premier League are understood to be consulting lawyers to determine whether intellectual property rights have been infringed.


UEFA and the Premier League’s regular advisers on intellectual property issues include DLA Piper.