Meta, formerly Facebook, has filed eight trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) relating to blockchain, crypto and the social media giant’s metaverse push.

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Fast facts

  • One of these applications includes a trademark for cryptocurrency services including exchange services and a digital currency wallet.
  • Another trademark is specified for online networking and dating services, with mention of services for people interested in cryptocurrency investing.
  • A non-cryptocurrency trademark application referenced virtual reality and augmented reality advertising.
  • “These filings reflect the company’s strategy for moving into the metaverse. Meta clearly has significant plans for the virtual economy that will drive it,” said Mike Kondoudis, Washington, D.C.-based trademark lawyer, in a statement.
  • The trademark applications were filed on March 18 and USPTO could take eight months to process.

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