Kanye West modifies his anti-NFT position and applies to trademark the term YEEZUS
A trademark application filed by YEEZUS, the hip-hop artist, record producer, and fashion designer, indicates that he intends to build amusement parks, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), toys, and more under the YEEZUS brand.
Copyright attorney Josh Gerben noted in a tweet on Thursday that 17 trademark applications for NFT and metaverse experience trademarks were filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office on May 27.
“blockchain-based non-fungible token,” “currency and tokens.” and online retail store services showcasing… digital art” are only a few examples of non-crypto related items and services that may be used in the applications.
According to an Instagram comment posted by West, who has legally changed his name to “Ye,” on Feb. 1, he wants to create “actual items in the real world” and has no interest in NFTs.
Since then, Instagram has taken down the post. Celebrities have started registering for metaverse and NFT trademarks in greater numbers in the last several months.
Some of this year’s metaverse and NFT trademark applicants include soccer superstar David Beckham, the intellectual property manager of late rapper Biggie Small, Notorious B.I.G., LLC, and professional boxer and YouTube sensation Logan Paul.