The Premier League, the world’s premier football league, has applied for NFT and crypto-related trademarks for its pre-season association football-friendly tournament “Summer Series” name and logo.
According to trademark applications filed with the USPTO on April 19, 2023, the Premier League plans to offer NFTs and virtual items such as clothing, football shirts, sports bags, sports equipment, and more.
The applications also claim the launch of an online marketplace for buyers and sellers of non-fungible assets and crypto collectibles, as well as software that allows users to store, transmit, and trade cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens.
Michael Kondoudis, a trademark attorney who specializes in Web3-related applications, tweeted the news earlier today.
In June 2022, the Premier League filed trademark applications to enter the metaverse and adopt NFTs, and in January 2023, it inked a multi-year partnership with Sorare to issue NFT cards featuring Premier League players from the league’s 20 clubs.