Famous condom company Durex appears poised to enter the metaverse and NFT industry, after its recent submission of a trademark application.
Safe Sex in the Metaverse?
On July 29th, 2022, licensed United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trademark attorney Mike Kondoudis, tweeted that the owner of Durex had filed a trademark application involving NFTs and cryptocurrencies.
Durex has yet to provide any specific details as to when or how it will make its first foray into the metaverse and NFT sector. However, the company’s patent application outlined aspects of cryptocurrency mining, virtual condoms, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, downloadable media files, and financial services with cryptocurrencies.
More Players Entering the Metaverse
Medium and large-sized businesses have become increasingly interested in the metaverse in recent months. So far in 2022, more than 3,300 patents related to the metaverse have registered with the USPTO by brands worldwide.
Among the most popular brands to have taken steps to enter the metaverse are such companies as NIKE, Stella Artois, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton.
The XFL, a minor professional football league in the United States, recently submitted a trademark application for the name “XFL”, indicating that it has plans to enter the metaverse and the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
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