Public roundtable: AI and protections for use of an individual’s name, image, likeness, or reputation

Artificial Intelligence and how it effects Name, Image and Likeness. Circuits encroaching over photo of woman’s face.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) invites members of the public to a roundtable discussion about the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) technology and legal protections for individuals’ reputations and name, image, voice, likeness (NIL), and other indicators of identity. 

This is your opportunity to provide input on:

  • Whether existing legal protections for individuals’ NIL and reputations are sufficient
  • How these legal protections intersect with other intellectual property (IP) laws
  • How AI technology impacts existing legal protections for NIL and reputation

The feedback received will assist the USPTO’s work to develop IP policy recommendations regarding the intersection of AI and IP, in accordance with the Executive Order on AI issued by President Biden in October 2023.

The roundtable will consist of two sessions: A morning in-person session at USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, and an afternoon virtual session. Both sessions will be livestreamed.

To register to watch the livestream of the roundtable: Visit the registration page. There is no charge to view either session, but advance registration is required. 

To make a request to be a panelist: Requests to be a panelist at either session of the roundtable must be submitted via email to Requestors must indicate in which session they wish to participate and provide their name, professional affiliation, and contact information, along with a short summary of the topics they intend to address. Requests to be a panelist must be submitted by July 31, 2024.

Additional details about the roundtable, including sample questions that participants may wish to address during the roundtable, are in the Federal Register Notice published July 1, 2024. 

Register today


A detailed agenda for both sessions will be posted to this page prior to the program date.

Additional information

For more information, visit the registration page or contact Lakeshia Harley in the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs.

Accessibility accommodation


If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.

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