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Non-fungible tokens (NFTs), the metaverse, and Web3 have exploded this year, and the number of trademark applications relating to these sectors is proof. Data shows that in the first eight months of 2022, there have been twice as many applications as the entire 2021.

So far, there have been over 5,800 trademark applications filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for NFTs and related technology, according to data shared by trademark attorney Mike Kondoudis. This is over two and a half times more than the 2,087 recorded in 2021. In March alone, there were over 1,000 applications.

Image source: Mike Kondoudis’ Twitter
The high number of trademark applications comes at a time when major brands and celebrities have flocked to NFTs. The most
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