Universal Music Group (UMG) Recordings, Inc. has filed four new trademark applications to register Bored Ape NFT #5537 for various NFT, crypto, and digital currency products and services.
The applications were submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on March 31, 2022, and signal plans to use the Bored Ape for:
- NFTs + multimedia backed NFTs;
- Downloadable virtual goods linked to non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on the blockchain;
- Online retail store services featuring physical and virtual merchandise;
- Online marketplace for buyers and sellers of crypto-collectibles and crypto-tokens;
- Crypto and NFT trading.
The news was shared earlier today on Twitter by metaverse trademark attorney Michael Kondoudis.
UMG Recordings has filed 4 trademark applications for Bored Ape NFT #5537 (Manager Noët All) indicating plans for— Mike Kondoudis (@KondoudisLaw) April 5, 2022
▶️ NFTs + Cryptocurrencies
▶️ Virtual goods linked to NFTS
▶️ Crypto marketplaces
▶️ Cryptocurrency and NFT trading#NFTs #Metaverse #Web3 #Cryptocurrency pic.twitter.com/lqm1DPx0qs
Last month, Universal’s 10:22PM label paid $360,817 to purchase Bored Ape #5537 with the purpose of creating an entirely virtual music group. In particular, Bored Ape #5537 – which is now known as Manager Noët All – will lead the group founded in November called Kingship. Kingship is made up of four NFTs – one mutant ape, and three bored apes.
“These trademark applications are a logical step to legally protect that investment,” trademark attorney Kondoudis opined.