U.S. automobile maker Ford is gearing towards the Metaverse and non-fungible token (NFT) market, with the corporate filing a complete of 19 trademark functions associated to those applied sciences with the U.S. Patent and Commerce Workplace (USPTO).
Amongst others, the filed documentation outlines Ford’s plans to supply downloadable multimedia information that comprise “art work, textual content, audio, and video that includes vehicles, SUVs, vans and vans authenticated by non-fungible tokens (NFTs),” in addition to downloadable digital items that function “vehicles, SUVs, vans and vans, land automobile elements and equipment, and clothes to be used in on-line digital worlds,” amongst others, in keeping with the functions submitted on September 2.
The automobile maker can be planning to supply leisure companies by offering on-line digital automobiles, SUVs, vans and vans, land automobile elements and equipment, in addition to clothes that will likely be enabled to be used in digital environments. Ford additionally goals to host on-line exhibitions by way of digital actuality and augmented actuality, the functions say.
Owing to the submitted logos, the group will be capable to supply NFTs by means of a devoted on-line market and promote digital automobiles and clothes underneath its manufacturers which embody Ford, Lincoln and Troller.
With its newest enterprise, Ford is following within the footsteps of rival American automobile makers comparable to Chevrolet. In June 2022, the corporate hosted its first NFT occasion, providing an NFT of a lime inexperienced Corvette Z06 that was promised to return with a free 2023 Corvette Z06 automobile. The public sale was launched by way of NFT market SuperRare, and the opening bid was ETH 206. Regardless of the automobile maker’s efforts, the public sale netted zero bids.