NAPA, the American retailers’ cooperative distributing automotive replacement parts, accessories and service items, has filed a trademark application for its logo indicating plans for entering the metaverse and embracing the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
According to the trademark application, the company aims to provide:
- Virtual vehicles, virtual paint schemes, skins, and graphics, virtual avatars, virtual automotive parts, virtual auto service and repair, virtual tools, virtual clothing, wearables, and fashion accessories;
- Retail store services online and in virtual reality platforms, namely, operating a retail store online and in the metaverse(s), online worlds, or other virtual reality platforms selling tangible and virtual goods, featuring home delivery and store pickup of tangible goods;
- Motor vehicle repair services online and in virtual reality platforms;
- Selling and facilitating vehicle service and repair in the metaverse(s);
- Digital art.
The news was shared earlier today via Twitter by metaverse trademark attorney Michael Kondoudis.
Virtual car repair in the Metaverse?— Mike Kondoudis (@KondoudisLaw) April 20, 2022
NAPA has filed a trademark application for its logo indicating plans for
✅ NFTs and NFT backed media
✅ Virtual stores
✅ Virtual vehicle repair
✅ Virtual clothing, vehicles, tools, auto parts#NFTs #Metaverse #Web3 #NAPAKnowHow pic.twitter.com/PPCnkvgKY0
NAPA is the latest big brand to jump on the metaverse and NFT bandwagon. There have already been several projects in the automotive industry. With their NFT and metaverse initiatives, well-known vehicle manufacturers like Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, and Hyundai have, in fact, already made a step toward this new, virtual world.