Can a creator change the utility after the mint?

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  • Brazil
  • Sweden
  • Nigeria
  • Poland


If agreed by the buyer in the contract, it would be possible due to the “principle of the autonomy of will”, applicable to any kind of contract.



Elvin Sababi

Regulatory and Compliance (including AML), NFT IP rights, Crypto taxation


See the answer in above.

Ifeanyi E. Okonkwo

Intellectual Property & Commercial Law


The question of whether a creator can change the utility of an NFT after it has been minted according
to Polish law is uncertain and would depend on the specific terms and conditions of the NFT.

In general, under Polish law, a contract between a creator and an NFT purchaser is binding, and the
parties are obligated to fulfill their obligations as outlined in the contract. If the contract includes the
utility of the NFT as part of the purchase, the creator would be obligated to follow the utility as
outlined in the contract.

If the contract doesn’t include information about the utility of the NFT or it’s not specified, the creator could be free to change the utility and it is possible that there wouldn’t be any legal remedies for the NFT holder.

Maciej Niezgoda

Intellectual Property, Data Protection, DeFi, Fintech, AML

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