As companies continue to adopt web3 technologies, Meta (formerly Facebook) has filed 8 digital assets and web3 trademark applications from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO, has received eight trademark applications from Meta, previously Facebook, relating to blockchain technology and its projected metaverse. The following are the applications and their fields of interest, sorted by serial number:
- 97320155: Online social networking and dating services, including a specific branch tailored for networking between cryptocurrency investors.
- 97320153: Design and development of computer hardware and software relating to Web3, including gaming, e-commerce, blockchain transactions, etc.
- 97320149: Entertainment and electronic publishing services, partly within virtual reality.
- 97320147: Telecommunication services for electronic assets held on its platform.
- 97320146: Financial transaction processing services relating to tokens, blockchain assets, cryptocurrencies and other virtual assets.
- 97320144: Advertising services via virtual or augmented reality networks and the metaverse.
- 97320140: Wearable peripherals for video games connected to virtual reality.
- 97320136: Downloadable software in the nature of a mobile application, such as for user authentication, online charitable fundraising and most notably, for hardware or e-wallets.
The USPTO might take up to eight months to process trademark applications once they are first filed. Monster Energy and the New York Stock Exchange have both filed trademark applications linked to digital assets and the metaverse recently.
Last week, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, announced that NFTs would be integrated into Instagram’s numerous products in the near future. However, not all of Web3’s crypto projects have been successful.
Around the same time, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission filed a lawsuit against Meta, alleging that it engaged in “false, misleading, or deceptive conduct” by running fake celebrity crypto adverts on its platform, resulting in investment losses.