The number of NFT-related trademark applications in the United States has more than tripled in 2021. NFT trademark filings peaked in March but have declined every month since. The number of U.S. trademark filings related to NFTs and other blockchain products has nearly tripled in 2022 compared to all of 2021.
A total of 2,142 NFT-related trademarks were filed last year. As of September 2022, 6,366 such trademarks had been filed, according to USPTO data compiled by trademark attorney Mike Kondoudis. Companies filing trademark applications this year include McDonald’s, Crocs, CVS, and even TV personality Dr. Oz.