American professional football minor league XFL has applied for a trademark for “XFL,” indicating it plans to enter the metaverse and the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
In accordance with the trademark application submitted to the USPTO on July 21, XFL will soon offer:
- Virtual goods in the nature of clothing, metahumans, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and virtual tokens, all for use in the metaverse;
- Downloadable images, audio, video, music, artwork, text, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), or a combination thereof, all featuring content in the field of sports and entertainment and all for use in the metaverse;
- Subscription to a television channel, namely, continuing subscription video program in the field of sports broadcast over the internet;
- Entertainment services, namely, providing online metaverses, and virtual worlds for sports, recreational, leisure, or entertainment purposes.
The news was shared via Twitter by trademark attorney Josh Gerben.
The XFL is preparing for the metaverse.— Josh Gerben (@JoshGerben) July 26, 2022
The league filed a new trademark for “XFL” on July 21st indicating that it will soon offer:
1. Virtual goods such as clothing and metahumans.
3. Online metaverses and virtual worlds
…and more 👇#XFL #XFL2023 #TheRock pic.twitter.com/tGUOAR5keU
The sports industry is making a mark on the Web3. As more metaverse and NFT-related trademarks are filed, we can expect more NFTs to be issued, and we will find new virtual worlds that will make it easier for people to connect with their favorite athletes.