Meta, formerly Facebook, has filed eight trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO, relating to blockchain technology and its proposed metaverse. The applications and their areas of interest are as follows, organized by serial number:
- 97320155: Social networking and online dating services, including a specific branch designed for networking among cryptocurrency investors.
- 97320153: Design and development of hardware and software related to Web3, including games, e-commerce, blockchain transactions, etc.
- 97320149: Entertainment and electronic publishing services, partly in the context of 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: Portable peripherals for video games connected to virtual reality.
- 97320136: Software downloadable in the form of a mobile application, for example for user authentication, online charity fundraising and, more particularly, for computer hardware or electronic wallets.
It can take up to eight months for the USPTO to process trademark applications from their initial filing. Similarly, Monster Energy and the The New York Stock Exchange also recently filed trademark applications relating to digital assets and the metaverse.
Last week Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Instagram would soon be integrating NFTs into its various products. But not all crypto firms have tested positive for the Web3 giant. Around the same time, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission took Meta to court over allegations that it engaged in “false, misleading or misleading conduct” by posting fraudulent crypto advertisements on its platform. of celebrities that would have resulted in losses for investors.