In the US, the number of trademark applications filed since the beginning of the year in cryptocurrencies, NFTs, Web3 and metaverse has already exceeded the 2021 total.
According to data collected by intellectual property attorney Mike Kondoudis on Tuesday, the number of individual and corporate applications filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office regarding crypto and crypto money services exceeded 3,600 as of August 31. exceeded. In 2021, a total of 3,516 applications were made. In addition, the lawyer explained that there has been a greater increase in NFT applications, with a total of 2,087 applications made in 2021, while in 2022 more than 5,008 hundred applications have been received so far.
The number of applications in Metaverse and Web3 has more than doubled in one year. While the number of applications in 2021 was 1,866, it reached 4,150 in 2022.
So far in 2022 over 5800 trademark apps have been filed with the USPTO for NFTs (and related goods/services)
— Mike Kondoudis (@KondoudisLaw) September 6, 2022
Data from March reveals that three areas generally saw the most applications in 2022. While 1,078 trademark applications were made regarding NFT, 604 applications were received in the crypto field and 759 in the metaverse field.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, for example, announced in March that the company is preparing to bring NFTs to Instagram.
Luxury brand Hermès also filed for a patent on September 1 for the use of its name in the metaverse, NFT, and virtual currency space. found. The company had previously sued MetaBirkins Founder Mason Rothschild for advertising NFT sales using the company’s Birkin brand name.