eBay Trademark Filing Signals Deeper Moves Into NFTs & Digital Assets
eBay has filed new trademarks for its name, showing plans to expand into managing and verifying NFTs; operating online marketplaces for virtual goods and NFTs, providing software for the creation, purchase, and sale of rights to digital assets and more.
Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Downloadable virtual goods, namely, non-fungible assets; downloadable computer software for managing and verifying non-fungible token (NFT) transactions on a blockchain; computer programs and computer software for use in electronically creating, trading, storing, sending, receiving, accepting and transmitting, crypto-collectibles, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), managing digital transactions and data authentication via blockchain technology; non-fungible tokens (NFTs) used with blockchain technology; downloadable electronic data files authenticated by non-fungible tokens (NFTs)
IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Online retail store services featuring actual and virtual goods, namely, digital collectibles, crypto-collectibles and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on a blockchain network featuring or linking to digital or physical goods; online trading services, namely, operating online marketplaces for transactions of buyers and sellers of virtual goods and blockchain-based non-fungible tokens (NFTs), using blockchain-based software technology and smart contracts; online marketplace services, namely, providing a marketplace for buyers and sellers of non-fungible tokens (NFTs)
IC 036. US 100 101 102. G & S: Exchange services relating to non-fungible tokens (NFTs); issuance of non-fungible tokens (NFTs)
IC 042. US 100 101. G & S: Providing an interactive website enabling users to create, view, buy, and sell digital assets through blockchain-based transactions; providing non-downloadable computer programs for managing the creation, purchase and sale of non-fungible tokens (NFTs); providing computer software for the creation, purchase and sale of rights to digital assets
The trademark filing on 6/23/22 comes hot on the heels of eBay's newest acquisition, NFT marketplace KnownOrigin, built on the Ethereum Blockchain.