Investments giants and other big brands are registering names in digital assets and metaverse. Crypto-Upvotes expert review
Fidelity Investments and HSBC Bank have filed U.S. trademark applications related to NFT and cryptocurrencies. This was announced by licensed trademark lawyer Michael Kondoudis.
Fidelity Investments, an American financial company founded in 1946. It has $9.6 trillion under management, serving more than 40 million investors. According to Condudis, the company has filed trademark applications related to NFT and NFT marketplaces. As well as cryptocurrency trading as well as metaverse and virtual real estate investment services.
The lawyer also said that the UK’s largest bank, HSBC, has applied for trademarks for its name in the field of NFT. As well as cryptocurrency exchanges and transactions, and digital asset transactions on credit cards.
Earlier in December, Mercedes Benz also filed trademark applications related to digital assets. And Las Vegas-based gaming and hospitality company Boyd Gaming as well as popular toy brand Hello Kitty.
Our experts note that in the first 11 months of 2022 in the U.S. have already been registered 5.3 thousand trademarks associated with metaverse and virtual assets for them. And a year earlier there were 1.9 thousand. 4.9 thousand cryptocurrency and digital asset services trademarks were registered until December this year, while there were only 3.5 thousand registrations for the whole of 2021.