Real Madrid and Barcelona, two Spanish football clubs and footballing rivals united to register a trademark covering cryptocurrency transactions and their web3 metaverse offerings.
On Aug 5, The trademark application was submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Here’s what the trademark of Real Madrid and Barcelona covers
USPTO licensed attorney Mike Kondoudis tweeted on Aug. 11 to verify the news that the trademark covered virtual reality and cryptographic software, downloadable software for using as an e-wallet, and software for managing cryptocurrency transactions using blockchain technology, among other offerings in the crypto and virtual gaming space.
Back in June, two crypto trademarks were also submitted by the English Premier League (EPL) as the league hinted toward entry into the metaverse domain. Soon after in July, the Premier League soccer team Crystal Palace also applied for a trademark that wrapped NFT and crypto products.
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Web3 Trademark filings in 2022 continue…
The tradition of Web3 expansion and registering trademarks is not restricted to football or even sports. According to details from the trademark office, payment giant Mastercard had submitted at least 15 trademark applications linked to cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and the metaverse.
Late in December 2021, Walmart also registered at least seven trademarks indicating the retailer’s incursion into crypto and NFTs. LG also files for NFT Trademarks for its entry into the metaverse.
It was estimated that over 2,700 metaverse-related applications were presented to the USPTO from Jan. 1 to May 31, up from 507 submissions during the same time last year.
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