Tetris, the iconic puzzle video game developed by Soviet software engineer Alexey Pajitnov in 1984, has applied for a trademark for “TETRIS” indicating its intention to enter the metaverse.
As stated in the trademark application, the company aims to provide:
- Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for use in creating and participating in virtual environments;
- Blockchain software for use with digital currency, crypto currency, and virtual currency;
- Online virtual environments for entertainment purposes wherein users can earn reward points and virtual currency which may be used to purchase digital or real goods or services.
Metaverse trademark attorney Michael Kondoudis tweeted the news earlier today.
Tetris in the Metaverse?— Mike Kondoudis (@KondoudisLaw) March 23, 2022
The owners of the iconic game have filed a trademark application for TETRIS signaling plans for
▶️ Virtual marketplaces
▶️ Blockchain software + games
▶️ Crypto + virtual currency trading software#NFTs #Metaverse #Web3 #Cryptocurrency pic.twitter.com/FzmYKGJChb
A growing number of companies are entering the metaverse and embracing this new world, which has already attracted a thriving community.
The video game industry is no exception. Last month, Web3 startup Fast Break Labs has raised $6 million in a seed round to develop the Virtual Basketball Association (VBA), an online fantasy basketball game built on Solana.
A little over a month ago,, GameStop announced a partnership with Immutable X to launch a new NFT marketplace, along with a $100 million grant program for content and technology NFT creators.