Mastercard files Metaverse and NFT related trademarks

Mastercard begins preparations for the Metaverse

Mastercard has filed for several metaverse and NFT related trademarks. A range of virtual, crypto, and financial products and services will be covered by patents filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on April 4, 2022.

The news comes after Visa and AmEx submitted their SEC filings, which included “Mastercard” and the company’s “Circles” logo, and the “Priceless” slogan.

In particular, the payment company has filed trademarks for NFT backed multimedia, marketplaces for digital goods, card and payment transaction processing in the Metaverse, as well as e-commerce software business transactions.

The trademarks related to the slogan, logo, and brand name “Mastercard” includes: 

  • Providing services in virtual worlds or metaverse.
  • Conducting cultural events or award shows in the field of finance, technology, cryptocurrency, NFTs–in the metaverse.
  • Processing e-commerce virtual debit/credit cards and their payment card transactions.
  • An online marketplace for NFTs.
  • Downloadable music and multimedia files authenticated by NFTs.