According to data compiled by licensed trademark attorney Mike Kondoudis, the number of trademark applications filed for digital currencies, as well as their related goods and services, has reached 4,708 as of the end of October 2022 — surpassing the total number filed in 2021 (3,547).
Thru October, 4708 US trademark apps have been filed for digital/cryptocurrencies + related goods/services— Mike Kondoudis (@KondoudisLaw) November 7, 2022
The 2021 total was 3547#Crypto #Fintech #DeFi #Cryptocurrencies #Web3 #NFTs pic.twitter.com/kqaIeRyFd9
The number of trademark applications filed for the metaverse and its related virtual goods and services also soared to 4,997 from the 1,890 filed in 2021. This seems to suggest a massive appetite for the metaverse and its related products, despite the setbacks the ecosystem has faced in becoming fully functional.
Thru October, 4997 US trademark apps have been filed for Metaverse and virtual goods/services:— Mike Kondoudis (@KondoudisLaw) November 7, 2022
The 2021 total was 1890#Metaverse #Web3 #NFTs #MetaverseNFT #VirtualReality #NFT pic.twitter.com/lbsXapld0N
The desire for NFTs as a technology still appears to be on the rise, despite a recorded decline in NFT trading volume and sales. According to Kondoudis’ statistics, the total number of trademark applications for NFTs and their related products increased from 2,142 in 2021 to 6,855 as of October 2022.
Thru October, 6855 US trademark apps have been filed for NFTs and related goods/services— Mike Kondoudis (@KondoudisLaw) November 7, 2022
The 2021 total was 2142.#NFTs #Web3 #NFTCommmunity #Metaverse #MetaverseNFT #NFT pic.twitter.com/J9xj2UdPrP
Within the past month, a number of companies have filed fresh trademark applications to join the Web3 ecosystem. On Oct. 21, makeup and cosmetic giant Ulta filed a trademark application for plans to include NFTs and virtual makeup and salon services among its offerings.
Luxury watchmaker Rolex also filed a trademark application with plans to bring NFTs, NFT-backed media, NFT marketplaces and a cryptocurrency exchange to its empire.