Fender Files NFT Trademark Applications
Fender, a legendary guitar manufacturer, filed three patent applications pertaining to NFTs with the US Patent and Trademark Office. According to the latest reports, the Los Angeles-based company seeks to protect its guitar models in Web3 applications.
Despite the fact that Fender hasn't confirmed its ambitions for NFT, the patent filings show it wants control over its iconic guitar head designs in digital collectibles. The firm also requested protection in a number of multimedia NFTs, including the following: artworks, photographs, videos, and audio recordings.
According to GuitarWorld reporters, this isn't the first time Fender files Web3 trademark applications for its products. The company requested NFTs to protect its logo and Stratocaster guitar model about a year ago.
Other guitar manufacturers have expressed interest in Web3 and NFTs in the months leading up to Fender's latest patent filings. Gibson Brands of Nashville filed NFT-related patents for guitar models like the Les Paul and the Thunderbird in January.
In addition to that, when it released NFTs based on its "Pyrograph" series in 2021, the Japanese guitar brand ESP took its first step into digital collectibles. ESP released these Pyrograph guitar NFTs in collaboration with Fanaply for $100 per token.
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