- U.S. NFT trademarks have grown phenomenally in 2022, totaling beyond 4,000.
- Only 363 trademarks were filed in 2021, during the same period.
- Maximum trademarks were filed in March 2022.
According to trademark and patent attorney Michael Kondoudis, NFT trademarks in the United States have surpassed 4,000 from January 1 to May 31, 2022.
With the exact number being 4,049, it can be concluded that 27 new trademarks were filed each day in 2022. In 2021, only 363 trademarks were filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
This year, March was the most productive month, with 1,023 NFT trademarks being registered. The lowest numbers were observed in January with 637 trademarks, while there were 770 trademarks in February, 876 in April, and 743 in May.
🚩BREAKING🚩— Mike Kondoudis (@KondoudisLaw) June 12, 2022
New NFT-related trademark applications continue at the USPTO. From Jan to May over 4000 NFT-related apps were filed (vs. 363 during the same time last year).
▶️ January: 637
▶️ February: 770
▶️ March: 1023
▶️ April: 876
▶️ May: 743#NFT #Web3 #NFTCommmunity pic.twitter.com/KYvzGHFnIH
Finbold, in mid of February, reported that NFT trademark applications in the U.S. in 2021 stood at 1,263, which represented a 421-fold growth from simply three filings in 2020.
Compared to 2020, the current growth is 1,349 times, surpassing the entire 2021, with 2022 only halfway gone.
According to a recent survey, 64.3% of the 1,318 persons buy NFTs to make money.
Coming to other reasons included community and flexing (14.7%), collecting digital art (12.4%), and accessing games and tools (8.6%).
On June 7, 2022, three major NFT trademark applications were filed.
Kraft Foods filed trademark applications for-
- OSCAR MEYER
Kraft Foods has filed trademark applications for— Mike Kondoudis (@KondoudisLaw) June 13, 2022
▶️ OSCAR MEYER
✅NFTs, NFT-backed media + Digital tokens
✅Virtual restaurants, foods + drinks #NFT #Metaverse #Web3 #Crypto pic.twitter.com/Nu42rkw04I
YETI COOLERS filed 45 trademark applications for-
- BUILT FOR THE WILD
- And 8 Other brands
YETI COOLERS has filed🚩45🚩trademark applications for:— Mike Kondoudis (@KondoudisLaw) June 13, 2022
▶️ BUILT FOR THE WILD
➕8 Other Brands
the apps cover
✅NFTs, NFT marketplaces, NFT-backed media
✅Virtual coolers, clothing, hunting + camping gear
✅Cryptocurrency + NFT trading#NFT #Metaverse #Crypto #Web3 pic.twitter.com/pWNwtdsOfC
St. Jude Hospital filed trademark applications for-
- NFTs, NFT-backed media, crypto-collectibles
- Digital asset + collectible marketplaces
- Virtual health and wellness products
- Virtual stores with virtual and non-virtual goods
St. Jude Hospital has filed trademark applications for— Mike Kondoudis (@KondoudisLaw) June 13, 2022
▶️ NFTs, NFT-backed media, crypto-collectibles
▶️ Digital asset + collectible marketplaces
▶️ Virtual health and wellness products
▶️ Virtual stores with virtual and non-virtual goods#NFT #Metaverse #Crypto #Web3 pic.twitter.com/cngpuzaTOG
The next day, i.e., June 8, Arizona State University filed trademark applications for its names and “Red Devil” logo.
The filings intend plans for-
- NFT-backed media
- Virtual clothing
- Virtual environments for athletics, concerts + “educational instruction.”
Arizona State University has filed trademark applications for its names and “Red Devil” logo.— Mike Kondoudis (@KondoudisLaw) June 13, 2022
The filings signal plans for
▶️ NFT-backed media
▶️ Virtual clothing
▶️ Virtual environments for athletics, concerts + “educational instruction”#NFT #Metaverse #Web3 #ASU pic.twitter.com/reSoQHK7KS
These recent filings are another proof of the increasing NFT trademark application in the U.S.