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Meta files trademark application for crypto services and metaverse

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has filed eight trademark applications for a range of crypto services and the metaverse.

Meta has filed eight new trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its logo, which also covers a wide range of cryptocurrency-related products and services. Mike Kondoudis, a USPTO-licensed trademark attorney, tweeted on March 23 that the applications (serial numbers: 97320155, 97320153, 97320149, 97320147, 97320146, 97320144, 97320140, and 97320136) were submitted on March 18. The applications span a wide spectrum of crypto-related products and services, such as crypto tokens, cryptocurrencies, blockchain software, cryptocurrency exchanges, and cryptocurrency trading.

According to sources, Kondoudis defined Meta’s applications as a template for how the business aims to interact in the metaverse. He explained that the goods and services provided by those applications expanded much beyond the standard NFT [non-fungible tokens] and metaverse items that many applications contain. He went on saying that-

Only a company of this scale, with a hand in the creation and development of the metaverse, could conceivably intend on achieving everything in these applications.

A rising number of prominent companies, including McDonald’s, Burger King, Panera Bread, and Panda Express, have made similar moves. Burger King applied for a trademark on the same day as Meta did. According to Kondoudis, the burger chain’s application includes NFTs, blockchain software, cryptocurrency trading, and virtual eateries. Goldman Sachs, a global investment company, has also estimated that the metaverse has an $8 trillion potential. JPMorgan and HSBC have recently developed a foothold in the metaverse.

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Vaishali Goel
Vaishali Goel
Technology enthusiast, explorer and academic scholar. Currently exploring the crypto world. Join me in my journey to see how crypto, NFT and Metaverse will change the world.


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